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‘Q’ INITIATIVE

‘Q’ INITIATIVE – Connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK Q is a national initiative led by the Health Foundation and is supported by NHS Improvement. Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care by creating opportunities for people to come together to form […]

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The Health Foundation: Behavioural Insights Research Programme

The Health Foundation are pleased to announce their new research funding opportunity. The Health Foundation‘s new Behavioural Insights Research Programme aims to support research over a two to three year time-frame that designs, tests and evaluates behavioural interventions that can improve efficiency and reduce waste in health care services in the […]

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Dr Alex Komashie wins HSRN Symposium Improvement Science Award!

Best Improvement Science at the HRSN Symposium, awarded to Dr Alex Komahsie  Congratulations go to Dr Alex Komashie, (CLAHRC EoE Research Associate, Patient Safety Theme) for winning this year’s Health Services Network (HSRN) Symposium Best Improvement Science Award.   Alex presented his research on ‘An integrated model of patient and staff […]

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Patient satisfaction at all costs?

  Queuing Theory investigates NHS waiting times A blog by Dr Alex Komashie, Engineering Design Centre The average Brit spends over an hour a week engaged in the vexatious business of queuing. From the post office to the pub toilet, standing in line to wait a turn is a stoically […]

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Understanding risk

Project title: Understanding risk. Type of research: Mixed methods research. Background & Strength of Evidence: Despite excellent efforts from its staff the NHS is sometimes an unsafe system, and currently suffers from an overly reactive stance to the management of safety (Health Foundation, 2012; Ward, 2010). Safety-critical industries place the […]

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A patient safety framework

Project title: A patient safety framework to facilitate embedding higher level safety culture tools into the healthcare economy. Type of research: Qualitative using mixed methods for data gathering and (primarily) system modelling for data analysis, theory development and presentation of findings. Background & Strength of Evidence: Despite extensive academic research […]

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