My PhD Journey: A Blog by Suzan Job-Bake I have thought about doing a PhD sometime in the future but I did not know that I will be doing it this early in my career. I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014, with a Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) […]
CLAHRC East of England members announced as Q initiative fellows
The Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) have announced their 10 members of the founding cohort of the Q initiative. Led by the Health Foundation and supported by NHS England, the Q initiative connects people skilled in quality improvement across the UK. Together the Health Foundation and NHS England have committed an initial […]
How to represent complex healthcare systems?
Title: Co-Design of an Integrated Diagrammatic Systems Modelling Language (iDSML) to Facilitate Effective communication and problem solving in Healthcare Systems. (The ‘DIAGRAMS’ study). Aim: The aim of this research was to design an integrated diagrammatic systems modelling language for describing healthcare systems. This was to facilitate communication and problem-solving in […]
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 […]
Warren Kerley on the unique role that the CLAHRCs can play in health services research.
The Health Services Research Network held its annual symposium in Nottingham on 19-20 June. The event was attended by over 250 delegates, including several members of CLAHRC EoE and its partner organisations, and there was a day and a half programme of plenary sessions, breakfast sessions, parallel presentation streams, poster […]
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 […]
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 […]