Nursing Times Awards – deadline 14/06/2017 @nursingtimes

The Nursing Times Awards are the most respected and relevant awards in the nursing and healthcare sector and offer much-deserved recognition for the innovative and excellent care that nurses at all levels provide across the UK.

We want to hear from you. Whether you are implementing projects to help give hard-to-reach groups access to the services they need to keep physically and mentally well; thinking of ways to help keep staff healthier and fitter or devising complex technology solutions to make sure patients are kept safer or their needs are addressed more comprehensively, now is your chance to share your story.

By entering, this is your opportunity to:

  • Promote and share your work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare providers across the UK
  • Inform and educate the wider profession about your initiatives to improve patient care
  • Be recognised by your peers for being at the sharp-end of patient care and at the cutting edge of service improvement
  • Highlight your organisation’s commitment to achieving excellence​

Please use the link below to access all 22 categories

Staff Profile from @SheffieldHosp for #ICTD2017 @wolstenholme_d #Clinicinavan

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Daniel Wolstenholme, Core Project Manager for the National Institute for Health Research’s Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber

What is your number one compelling reason for being involved in clinical research? “To improve how care is delivered to, and experienced by, patients in health and social care.”

How is your time spent and what’s the best part of the day? “Organising and running workshops to help staff and patients understand each other and generate new ideas for improving services, making sure evidence is put into practice.”

What’s the most satisfying thing you’ve done while in the role at the Trust? “Seeing the ideas generated by staff and patients come to life, like the work supporting Ray Poll, a nurse consultant in viral hepatitis at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, to deliver the ‘clinic in a van’.

What would your advice be to another member of staff wanting to get involved in clinical research at the Trust? “All research starts from the desire to improve how we work and deliver care to patients. There are lots of different ways to systematically improve practice, start with audit and service improvement, learn about evidence based practice and clinical research. Then make sure you choose the right tool for the job you want to do and make sure you identify those who have got the skills to support you.”

What’s the impact of clinical research? “In the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Yorkshire and Humber we work across the Trust and beyond.We have seen the work of the CLAHRC have an impact locally, nationally and internationally.”

What are your hobbies and interests outside of work? “I love living in Sheffield, the #outdoorcity, walking, running and mountain biking with my family fills my time.”

SEMINAR_ 06/07/2017 Analysing EUC Data #bigdata @YQSRDOTORG @masons301265 @EmMedRIS @RUTHMBAXTER @THORP_LIZ

Analysing emergency and urgent care system demand in Yorkshire and Humber

Thursday 6th July, 1.00-2.00pm

Dr Sue Mason will report on a study which has linked Yorkshire Ambulance Service and NHS 111 data with hospital data (ED/Inpatient) from every acute trust in Yorkshire and Humber to analyse patient demand, flow and outcomes through these parts of the system.  In addition to an overall view, the study has focussed on patient groups who may benefit from a different approach to their emergency care. The presentation will provide an overview of the project and describe some of the analyses and outputs to date.

To register please click here (open in google chrome) or email

Sovereign Lecture Theatre Bradford Royal Infirmary

For queries please contact Ruth Baxter or Liz Thorp

SEMINAR_ 22/06/2017 Healthcare Complaints Analysis Tool @YQSRDOTORG @RuthMBaxter @thorp_liz

Improving patient safety through learning from complaints: Thursday 22nd June, 12.30-1.30pm

Dr Tom Reader will report evidence using the Healthcare Complaints Analysis Tool – the first reliable tool for systematically analysing and benchmarking the nature and severity of complaints received by hospitals. He will discuss the idea that complaints have high validity and can be used both as an early warning system for identifying systemic failures in healthcare organisations, and as a catalyst for organizational learning.

To register please click here (open in google chrome) or email


Sovereign Lecture Theatre Bradford Royal Infirmary

For queries please contact Ruth Baxter or Liz Thorp

Survey_What matters to frail older people in primary care? Health Professional survey @SpillersK @BarbaraHanratty @drandyclegg ‏

What matters to frail older people in primary care?

Share your views as a Health Professional

  • Do you consult with older people living with frailty?
  • Do you have an interest in improving care for this patient group?
  • Would you be willing to participate in our online survey?

Working with older people who are living with frailty is an increasingly important aspect of practice in primary and community care.

The NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber is looking at ways to improve care for older patients living with frailty and their family caregivers.

The research team is inviting health professionals working in primary and/ or community services to take part in an online survey.  They are keen to hear from a broad range of health care professionals.

If you consult with this patient group and would like to know more about how you can help with this important area of study then please follow this link for further information and the link to the online survey:

Event_21/06/2017 Strategies and Solutions for Urgent and Emergency Care @masons301265 @CURE_SCHARR #BigData #CLAHRCs


Wednesday, 21 June 2017 from 12:00 to 16:00 (BST)

The Source Skills Academy
300 Meadowhall Way
S9 1EA Sheffield
United Kingdom

The NIHR CLAHRC YH Avoiding Attendances and Admissions Theme is holding a half day event to:

1) Showcase the findings of their routine linked data analysis and evaluation projects in emergency and urgent care.

2) Identify key interventions and strategies in emergency and urgent care (EUC) settings which have the potential to address some of the problems facing the system, such as rising demand and an ageing population with complex needs, and should be the focus of further evaluation.

Central to the event will be presentations on key work and analysis from our large data linkage studies examining pathways of care through the EUC system (pre-hospital 999/111 and acute hospital) for key patient groups, including:

  • Frail older people
  • Avoidable admissions
  • Non-urgent ED attenders

Workshops will also be held in which delegates will be invited to consider the evidence presented by the theme and identify key interventions which will most likely have the greatest impact on reducing strain on the emergency and urgent care centre.


Find the programme for the day here

For further information please contact: Ric Campbell

The AAA theme is funded and supported by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH).