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


New research reveals a significant drop in the general practice diagnosis of several common health conditions in Salford from March to May 2020
(24 September 2020)
Electronic health records of approximately a quarter of a million people were analysed to identify the impact of COVID-19 on general practice (primary care) by a patient safety research centre between 1st March and 31st May 2020.   According to the research published in The Lancet Public Health, for many common physical and mental health […]

Health worker safety equates to patient safety
(17 September 2020)
by Maria Panagioti, Research Lead for the ‘Safer Care Systems and Transitions’ theme at the NIHR GM PSTRC The universal policy goal for patient safety research in the past decade has been the discovery of innovative models of healthcare delivery to improve the patient experience of healthcare while reducing the costs of healthcare. However, health […]

World Patient Safety Day 2020: Frontline staff perspective from Rachel Broadbent
(17 September 2020)
Research at the GM PSTRC is carried out by researchers, all experts in their fields. Many of them are frontline NHS workers. Here Dr Rachel Broadbent, whose PhD at the GM PSTRC is looking at lung cancer screening for Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors, shares her experience of working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just in time for […]

Patient Safety from a health worker’s perspective: Adam Sutherland
(17 September 2020)
by Adam Sutherland Adam’s PhD examining medicine safety in children and young people in hospital is affiliated to the GM PSTRC. He is a clinical pharmacist at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. To mark World Patient Safety Day 2020 here Adam talks about his research and its importance in improving patient safety from the perspective […]

What hopes means during the COVID-19 pandemic – a virtual exhibition to mark World Suicide Prevention Day
(10 September 2020)
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday 10 September a patient safety research centre has created a virtual photographic exhibition, ‘Hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic: perspectives from people with personal experience of self-harm, suicide, and mental health.’ The exhibition of eight pictures is organised by a team from the National Institute for Health Research […]

Suicide prevention, mental health, and why hope is so important during the COVID-19 pandemic
(10 September 2020)
by Louise Gorman and Leah Quinlivan, Researchers in the Marginalised Groups Mental Health theme of the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC Mental health research forms an important part of the Safety in Marginalised Groups theme at the Greater Manchester PSTRC. The centre’s researchers work closely with a Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) group who help to […]

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 […]