Quality and Innovations

Quality, innovation, prevention and productivity (QIPP), with a continued focus on the delivery of quality improvements based on the latest evidence based practice and a robust monitoring of performance, the work of Nutrition and Wellbeing makes a significant practical difference to services along the patient pathway. We are clinically led and patient focused and work toward achieving the best outcomes using NHS improvement techniques. With expertise in public health we have, and are supporting health clients to improve services. 

Service reviews

Service reviews provide a structure, usually in the form of a written report. The review defines where the service is achieving outcomes, and where changes can be made in order that the service can enjoy efficiency savings.

Nutrition and Wellbeing produce service reviews for Primary Care Trusts and NHS Trusts. Confidentiality is the bye word for the service that we provide and therefore we cannot share the content of  our service reviews. However we are very proud to share that we were able to find savings of £200, 000 per annum, recurring, for a large English PCT, during 2010. These savings were within the Nutrition Support budget.

Programme and project management

Programme and project management are core skills of the staff at Nutrition and Wellbeing and we pride ourselves on being PRINCE2 certified. More important than this we take a pragmatic approach to project management and have worked successfully to delivered projects for national agencies including the School Food Trust and the Food Standards Agency. Below are examples of projects we have successfully delivered:

PCTs and NHS Trusts requiring efficiency savings have required Nutrition and Wellbeing to undertake projects including:

  • Network development
  • Waiting times reduction
  • Packages of care

We have been given permission to share the outcome of the packages of care work undertaken in Kent & Medway and East Sussex.

Packages of care

Packages of care are structures that clinicians can use to achieve health outcomes and reduce the cost of services while demonstrating quality of care. A short report can be accessed using the link below.

If you would like more information more information about efficiency savings or other projects that we have delivered, please email qipp@nutritionandwellbeing.co.uk