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’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWCF6j2oygs

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.”

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