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COVID-19

Our NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC - COVID-19 blog post will continue to be updated as the pandemic develops.

 

Implementation of new technology in general practice to reduce errors in prescribing medication for patients
(18 June 2020)
by Mark Jeffries, Research Associate in the Medication Safety theme at the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC A new dashboard developed by the Medication Safety and Safety Informatics themes at the Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (GM PSTRC) to reduce prescribing errors has been successfully piloted across Salford. Recent research* into its implementation has […]

Covid-19 views from frontline community pharmacies
(18 June 2020)
by Lisa Riste, Research Fellow in Medication Safety theme at the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC Since coronavirus and Covid-19 became common vocabulary, our TV channels and radio stations have been filled with reports from hospitals about how they are coping, doctors advising us what symptoms to look out for and politicians telling us what we […]

Using behavioural science to develop a brief intervention to support people in preventing/reducing self-harm
(18 June 2020)
A study by researchers at the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PSTRC) launched on 9 June 2020 that uses behavioural science to develop a brief intervention to support people in preventing/reducing self-harm. By the end of 2020 researchers aim to have completed the study and success will lead to the […]

Patient Safety and COVID-19 – the importance of NIHR PSTRCs
(4 June 2020)
Since 2012, the NIHR has supported research into patient safety through funding Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (PSTRCs). There are now three centres: Greater Manchester PSTRC, Imperial PSTRC and Yorkshire and Humber PSTRC. These centres operate as partnerships between a host NHS organisation and affiliated universities.   COVID-19 has brought to the fore the significance […]

The role of translational patient safety research during and after the Covid-19 crisis
(3 June 2020)
by Prof Stephen Campbell, Director of the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC Health and social care research and capacity building in this country are embedded and integral to local and national policy and decision making, including in the area I work in, early transitional exploratory work related to patient safety.   It has been both noteworthy […]

Communication is more important than ever in patient safety research
(21 May 2020)
Work has been underway at the GM PSTRC to develop a Patient Safety Guide and researchers believe that it is more relevant than ever while keeping patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some small changes have been made to reflect the challenges being faced as a result of the pandemic. Fundamental to the guide is […]

The NIHR GM PSTRC – COVID-19
(3 April 2020)
As COVID-19 continues to affect the country the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR GM PSTRC) will play a role both now and in the near future to help the NHS strengthen its armoury in the fight against the virus. The GM PSTRC is one of three national patient safety centres which […]

PSTRCs PhD Network event 2020
(13 March 2020)
For the second year PhD students funded by the three NIHR patient safety centres gathered to present their work, display posters and hear from expert speakers on Monday 24th February 2020. This year the event was hosted by the centre based at The University of Manchester, the Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR […]

New study launched: Investigating medication safety among UK hospitalised children
(13 March 2020)
by Adam Sutherland Medication safety is a persistent problem across the NHS, and rightly there has been a lot of attention given to how this has affected the frail and elderly who have a number of concurrent illnesses and therefore need many medications. Up until now, young people and children have been overlooked. Adam Sutherland […]

Hazardous prescribing SMASHed across Greater Manchester
(3 March 2020)
by Richard Williams Researchers in the Safety Informatics theme at the GM PSTRC have developed a dashboard designed to reduce medication prescribing errors. This takes the current intervention, adopted nationally by NHS England, one step further. Medication errors leading to adverse drug events are a major problem, and one that has been acknowledged recently by […]