Grange, Angela

Angela Grange

angela.grange@bthft.nhs.uk

Angela is a qualified childrens’ nurse/general nurse with nine years clinical experience in paediatric surgery and more recently paediatric intensive care. She has led a project to implement multidisciplinary records in an acute setting, and more recently undertook a research study to develop a quality of life outcome measure for children following intensive care for her PhD thesis (University of York, 2002). She has previously worked as a research facilitator for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals at City University, London; with a responsibility to improve research capacity and capability in an acute Trust. Her current role as Lead Nurse, Clinical Quality & Research involves co-ordinating a research programme for quality and safety research and facilitating research with Trust nurses and midwives. She also leads the professional development of clinical research nurses within the Trust, and patient and public involvement within the quality and safety department.

Angela is also the Trust Lead for Innovation with a responsibility for leading the strategic development and implementation of innovation within the Trust, developing mechanisms for knowledge transfer and supporting the translation of new research into practice.

Angela is currently leading a study to develop and test a patient-completed record in hospital, She is also a collaborator on a study to evaluate electronic consultation as an alternative to hospital referral for patients with chronic kidney disease, and on a research programme investigating patient involvement in patient safety. Angela has also collaborated with colleagues at the University of Leeds on a research study investigating the role of quality of life outcomes in clinical decision making for patients requiring renal dialysis. Angela is a distance-learning supervisor for the RCN MSc Nursing programme, a reviewer for Quality of Life Research journal, and has published in the fields of quality of life outcomes in children, building research capacity in nursing, electronic solutions in healthcare, and mental health.

Publications

  • Stoves J, Connolly J Cheung CK, Grange A, Rhodes P, O’Donoghue D & Wright J (2009) Electronic consultation as an alternative to hospital referral for patients with chronic kidney disease: a novel application for networked electronic health records to improve the accessibility and efficiency of health care, Quality and Safety in Health Care, Aug; 18: e1
  • Rhodes P, Cook G, Giles S, Grange A, Sheldon T, Wright J. (2008) Evaluation of a national patient safety alert to reduce wrong site surgery. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 17:409-415
  • Perry L, Grange A, Heyman B & Noble P (2008) Stakeholders perceptions of a research capacity development project for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Journal of Nursing Management, 16: 315-326.
  • Grange A, Bekker H, Noyes J & Langley P (2007) Adequacy of health-related quality of life measures in children under 5 years old: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 59 (3): 197-220.
  • Bowers L, Simpson A, Eyres S, Nijman H, Hall C, Grange A & Phillips L (2006) Serious untoward incidents and their aftermath in acute inpatient psychiatry: The Tompkins Acute Ward Study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 15: 226-234.
  • Bowers L, Simpson A, Alexander J, Hackney D, Nijman H, Grange A & Warren J (2005) The nature and purpose of acute psychiatric wards: The Tompkins Acute Ward Study. Journal of Mental Health, 14 (6): 625-635.
  • Grange A, Herne S, Casey A, Wordsworth L (2005) Building Research Capacity. Nursing Management, 12 (7): 32-37.
  • Grange A, Bekker H & Russell I (2003) Validation of an evaluative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measure: the Paediatric Intensive Care Quality of Life (PICQoL) questionnaire. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, (Supplement) – 4th World Congress on Paediatric Intensive Care June 2-8, 2003, Boston, USA – Book of Abstracts)
  • Grange A & Green M (2002) Caring for critically ill children: meeting the education and training needs of doctors and nurses from district general hospitals (DGH’s). Care of the Critically Ill, 18 (3): 88-92.

Grants
Patient Involvement in Patient Safety Research Programme Grant (NIHR) £2million (Collaborator)
Northern & Yorkshire Regional R&D Office Training Fellowship Sept 1998-Sept 2001 (£93,000)