Celebrating the end of a fabulous successful year for the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group with our Patient Panel. Thank you for all your support and wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year! @yqsrdotorg @YH_PSTRC
Developing a safety-netting intervention
Do you have experience of visiting your primary care practice and talking to your doctor about your symptoms?
We are conducting separate focus groups with patients and primary care staff to assess response to a safety-netting intervention which may help patients to play a role in achieving a faster cancer diagnosis in primary care. Feedback will also assist in developing the intervention. We are looking for patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer and patients who have not received a diagnosis of cancer to take part.
To compensate you for your time for taking part, you will receive a £20 shop voucher and travel expenses. Refreshments will also be provided.
If you think you may like to be involved and would like further details please contact:
Jane Heyhoe (Senior Research Fellow) Email: Jane.Heyhoe@bthft.nhs.uk Telephone: 01274 38 3693
Caroline Reynolds (Research Practitioner) Email: Caroline.Reynolds@bthft.nhs.uk Telephone: 01274 38 3940
Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (YH PSTRC) – Patient & Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)
Lay Leaders Wanted!
We are seeking four individuals, with previous knowledge and experience of patient and public involvement within the healthcare setting, to join the research team within the new NIHR YH PSTRC . This is a collaboration between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Universities of Leeds and Bradford, with the aim of delivering research that makes healthcare safer. As a PPIE Lay Leader you will be actively involved in the research conducted. This means acting as a source of advice, assurance and assisting with engagement activities with the wider health community to access patient, carers and the public. The post will require a commitment of few hours a month (which may increase as needs require) and the post holder will be reimbursed for their time and expenses.
If you would like to apply for the role or know more about the work of the YQSR group, please contact Liz Thorp (Patient and Public Involvement Lead, YH PSTRC)
Email: email@example.com Telephone: 01274 38 3945
Closing date for applications 14th December 2017
Interview date 19th December 2017 (This may change dependent on the response)
Job opportunity within the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre
The Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre is a new £3 million national centre for patient safety research funded by the NIHR. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated researcher, with strong skills in quantitative data analysis to work within the Digital innovations for safety theme.
For further details and to apply, please click here.
Closing Date: 04/01/2018
UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research
For further details please click here
Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Y&H PSTRC)
Yorkshire and The Humber to host the third national Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. To find out more click here.
Work referenced in ‘Archives of Pharmacy Practice’ Journal:
A recent volume published an article referencing work by the departments Sally Moore and Dharshana Jayewardene. Their work ‘The use of smart phones inclinical practice’, was previously published in Nursing Management in 2014 however is still frequently discussed in current publications today. To read their work, please click here.
YQSR Seminar Series: Safety Huddles
On the 20th April the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group hosted the latest talk in their research seminar series: “Safety Huddles: bringing fun to the frontline and reducing harm”. Dr Ali Cracknell and Alison Lovatt spoke about their experience of working with over 150 frontline teams to implement the Huddle Up for Safer Healthcare (HUSH) programme. They shared their learning of what makes a Safety Huddle effective and sustainable.
For the slides, an abstract and biography, click here.
Don’t miss our upcoming seminars:
- Improving patient safety through learning from complaints with Dr Tom Reader, Associate Professor, London School of Economics – 22nd June 2017, 12.30-1.30pm
- Reducing emergency admissions with Prof. Suzanne Mason, Professor and Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Sheffield University / Sheffield Teaching Hospitals – 6th July 2017, 1.00-2.00pm
PhD Studentship Opportunities
Exciting opportunities for PhD studentships at Leeds University working alongside the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. Deadline for applications is 31st May.
YQSR Lecture Series: 30th March 2017
The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group hosted the next talk in the research seminar series: Using patient experience data in organisational change. Professor Louise Locock spoke about patient experience data and what this can tell us. She explored how different types of data can be used for different purposes, focusing particularly on practical quality improvement.
For an abstract and biography, click here.
For slides and information on upcoming lectures, please click here.
Workshop: 9th February 2017
The Quality & Safety Research Team ran a workshop – ‘Achieving an earlier diagnosis of cancer in primary care: is there a role for patients in safety-netting?’, on Thursday 9th February at the Park Plaza Leeds.
The purpose of the workshop was to present a summary of findings from the research study, ‘Patient involvement in diagnosing cancer in primary care’ , to discuss the challenges, potentials and key components of possible safety-netting strategies for the earlier diagnosis of cancer, and to identify how to engage patients to be involved in safety-netting in primary care. The future direction for research on this topic was also considered.
Further information: Workshop flyer.
New Publication! 1st December 2016:
We are pleased to announce that our paper ‘The patient reporting and action for a safe environment (PRASE) intervention: a feasibility study’ has now been published. Follow the link below to download a copy:
New PPI Resources! November 2016:
The Improvement Academy and Patient Panel have developed a series of guidance documents to help researchers with patients and public involvement. The documents provide information on working with the panel, budgeting, reimbursement, policy, and a step-by-step template for planning PPI. These can be accessed through the ‘Website and Information’ tab under Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) or by clicking here.
New Grant! Partners At Care Transitions (PACT) 25th October 2016:
We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in attracting funding for an NIHR Programme Grant focusing on improving patient experience and safety at transitions of care for older people. This programme of work is entitled Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) and is led by Rebecca Lawton and team.
ISQua Conference Presentation! 18th October 2016:
PhD students Ruth Baxter and Liz Thorp presented at the recent International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) conference in Tokyo. Slides are available below:
Ruth Baxter’s presentation: ‘How to achieve safety excellence on elderly medical wards: A positive deviance approach’.
New Publication! October 2016:
We are delighted to announce our report ‘Improving patient safety through the involvement of patients: development and evaluation of novel interventions to engage patients in preventing patient safety incidents and protecting them against unintended harm’ has been published. Please click the link below to download a copy:
New Publication! June 2016:
An invited editorial by Jane O’Hara and Rebecca Lawton titled “At a crossroads? Key challenges and future opportunities for patient involvement in safety”, has now been published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal. The future for patient involvement in patient safety, and the current challenges for engaging patients and their families is discussed, along with their manifesto for a more ambitious and inclusive approach to healthcare.
The editorial can be accessed here: http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/25/8/565.full.pdf+html?sid=d9fdbd72-4c1b-499b-b8b5-883697a02812