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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.


A New Approach to Governance – Non-Executive Lay Members on the Greater Manchester PSTRC Executive Management Board
(17 January 2018)
by Dave Edwards Lay Non-Executive Member of GM PSTRC EMB Lead Governor, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust PPI Participant in Research – UoM Division of Cardiovascular Sciences/Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust OUTREACH Trial Steering Committee Member – MAHSC @ The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Rationale For the latest embodiment of the Greater Manchester PSTRC, […]

Want to get involved?
(4 January 2018)
We are looking for a Non-Executive lay member to join the Executive Management Board for the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Greater Manchester PSTRC). Could that person be you? Closing date: Monday 22nd January 2018 at 5pm Time commitment:  Regular meetings over a 2 year period We are looking for someone who […]

Innovative IT system that prevents prescription errors wins prestigious national prize
(5 December 2017)
Richard Williams, a Senior Software Engineer at The University of Manchester, based in the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Centre (Greater Manchester PSTRC) and Centre for Health Informatics, has been awarded the respected John Perry Prize by BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT. Announced at a glitzy ceremony in early October, the prize recognises […]

Putting patient safety first
(4 December 2017)
by Maria Panagioti, Senior Research Fellow Delivering safe healthcare to patients and preventing patient harm is an international priority. Despite this, patient safety incidents are not uncommon. Around 10 per cent of patients experience a harmful patient safety incident whilst being treated. Such harmful incidents could be due to actions of healthcare professionals, healthcare system […]

The Foundations Framework for Developing and Reporting New Models of Care for Multimorbidity
(15 November 2017)
by Jonathan Stokes, Research Associate in the Manchester Centre for Health Economics With colleagues at the Universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Dundee, we have published a framework aimed at improving care for patients with multimorbidity (two or more long-term conditions). Long-term conditions and multimorbidity are a global health priority. Patients with multimorbidity receive more fragmented […]

Diagnostic Error in Medicine: key topics
(2 November 2017)
by Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi, Research Fellow in Safety in Marginalised Groups: Patients and Carers theme I recently attended the 10th International Conference on Diagnostic Error in Medicine (DEM) held in Boston and organised by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM).  I was invited to attend the research summit as well as to display some […]

Learning from each other: the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) Conference 2017
(24 October 2017)
by Rebecca Morris, Research Fellow in the Safety in Marginalised Groups theme The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) conference was held this year at the QEII conference centre in London next to Westminster Abbey and Palace of Westminster which was a prestigious backdrop to an interesting and diverse range of presentations.  This year’s […]

Patient Safety in Community Pharmacy: the importance of teamwork
(19 October 2017)
by Tomasz Niebudek, Pharmacist My name is Tomasz Niebudek. I work as a community pharmacist in the Salford area. Last year at the end of May our Superintendent Pharmacist forwarded to me an e-mail asking if anybody would be interested in taking part in a project at The University of Manchester. In a nutshell, the […]

Safety Informatics: Using every opportunity to learn
(11 September 2017)
by Niels Peek, Research Lead for Safety Informatics theme As our world is quickly becoming more connected, a transformative potential emerges to make it safer. Digital technologies are now commonplace within the NHS and in our daily lives, producing rich data on all aspects of health. For instance, my smartphone captures my whereabouts through its […]

Patient safety and children with long-term health conditions
(4 September 2017)
by Sue Kirk, Professor of Family and Child Health Increasing numbers of children and young people are living with a long-term health condition such as diabetes or asthma. Over the past 20 years we have also seen more children with complex healthcare needs being cared for in their own home rather than in hospital.  These […]