You SHOULD ‘sweat the small stuff’ Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing Care (ESSENCE) @leedshealthcare  #SHEDTalksleeds

You SHOULD ‘sweat the small stuff’: Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing Care (ESSENCE)

With Professor David Richards  NIHR Senior Investigator, University of Exeter,
Monday 27th February 2017, 12-1pm. Worsley Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds



About the event: ‘Amalgamating marginal gains is the sports performance model used successfully by TeamGB in the Olympics.

This SHED Talk responds to the criticism that nurses have neglected their traditional caring role and discusses how to make incremental quality improvements for nursing care.

What will we talk about?  

  • What the NHS can learn from models used in improving sports performance
  • Research for essential nursing care
  • How to work with patients, carers and nurses to develop a programme that is acceptable and realistic for practice
  • NIHR research comparing the new programme with current care to assess benefits for patients and value for money.

Event details 

  • When: 12-1pm Monday 27th February 2017
  • Where: The Worsley Medical Lecture Theatre, Worsley Building, University of Leeds (you can follow these directions)
  • Special guest: Professor David Richards. University of Exeter, Senior Investigator, NIHR
  • Chair: Professor Carl Thompson, Chair in Applied Health Research, Director of Research, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds.

Our Special guest: Professor David Richards is a nurse and a Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Exeter. He is recognised by the National Institute for Health Research as one of the 200 top health services researchers in England. He is leading an international group of nurse scientists on a research programme to transform the evidence on essential nursing care. He is also President of the European Academy of Nursing Science, a pan-European organisation that is working to improve the quality of evidence and research methods for nursing. David is driven by a firm conviction that researchers must provide nurses on the ground with information about how they can deliver the best evidenced clinical care to their patients. Read his profile.

Booking a place: To book a free place for the February SHED Talk, please use this button to register your details:

SHED Talks is a new series of events hosted by the School of Healthcare. SHED Talks is a platform where cutting edge healthcare research is presented and debated. This talk is for a wide audience, including people with health conditions, parents, carers, healthcare professionals (medical and non-medical), academics, undergraduate students, taught postgraduate students and postgraduate researchers.

SHED Talks are free to attend and presented by School of Healthcare academic and research staff and held at the University of Leeds.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s