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Here are summaries of some of our latest posts. Clicking on a title will take you to the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC blog to read the full article.

 

What patient safety incidents are causing the most harm to my patients?
(21 June 2018)
    340 million primary care consultations take place across the UK each year.  Of those, around 2% of patients experience a so-called ‘patient safety incident’ which is defined as any unintended or unexpected incident which could have, or did, lead to harm for one or more patients receiving healthcare.(1) Who could disagree with the […]

Helping parents of children with respiratory tract infections decide when to consult primary care
(19 June 2018)
Primary care is under extreme pressure and struggling to cope with demand for care. Children with Respiratory Tract Infections (RTI) are the most common reason for parents contacting primary care internationally. Parents and patients are offered little, if any, advice on if, when or how to use primary care services. Methods to improve the appropriateness […]

WellMed and clinical uncertainty
(8 June 2018)
Dr Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi recently attended the Third International Meeting on Wellbeing and Performance in Clinical Practice (WELLMED 3) held in Thessaloniki, Greece.  The conference, which takes place every two years, focuses on the connection between physician health and the quality and safety of care they provide.  The keynote presentation was from Professor Christina Maslach, University […]

ReVerse: creative conversations between mental health service users and staff
(6 June 2018)
Mental health service users, carers and staff have much in common these days coping with stress and distress, especially at a time of huge pressure on services. ReVerse workshops aim to equalise the space between mental health service users and staff, to creatively nurture insight, dialogue and healing relationships about patient safety in mental health services […]

NHS70 Excellence in Primary Care Award for Nottingham’s Medicine Safety Research Group
(22 May 2018)
The Medicine Safety Research Group at The University of Nottingham is the regional winner of the Excellence in Primary Care Award category of the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards and is shortlisted for the national award. The research group was nominated by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EM AHSN), who highlighted a number of developments […]

Coded fairy tales at Medical Informatics Europe conference
(16 May 2018)
Niels Peek and Richard Williams from the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC’s Safety Informatics theme recently attended Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) in Gothenburg, Sweden. MIE is the leading European health informatics conference and saw delegates attending from all corners of the world. While there, Richard beat off stiff competition to win the prestigious Science Slam – […]

Past PhD Fellows: where are they now? Jonathan Stokes
(3 May 2018)
In this series, we catch up with past Greater Manchester PSTRC PhD Fellows to see what they are doing now and how their PhD projects affected patient safety. This edition, our past PhD Fellow is Jonathan Stokes. What did you learn during your PhD project? My PhD project examined evidence for effectiveness of ‘New Models […]

Risk Management: developing a learning resource to support pharmacy teams across England
(3 May 2018)
Good risk management is well recognised as the cornerstone of safe practice in the workplace and risk assessment has long been part of legal requirements for health and safety in UK workplaces. In 2017, the World Health Organisation highlighted the importance of medication error by choosing the issue of medication-related harm as the focus of […]

PhD Fellow Focus: Ahmed Ashour
(3 May 2018)
Ahmed Ashour is the latest PhD student to join the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at The University of Manchester. Ahmed began his PhD in January 2018, having graduated with a distinction MPharm degree in the summer of 2017. He has worked in community pharmacy since 2014 in a variety of roles […]

British Journal of General Practice Research Conference 2018
(3 May 2018)
Dr Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi recently attended the inaugural British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) Conference, held at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), on March 23rd. This one-day conference was opened by Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP, and the journal’s editor Professor Roger Jones. Plenaries were provided by Professor Richard Hobbs and Professor […]