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

Thank you those who have responded. The survey has now closed due to the target being reached and surpassed!

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

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…

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Event_intersections of practice 19/09/2017 #design&health @Lab4Living @dhwlab @AUTuni

Lab4Living is an exciting collaboration between the Art and Design and Health and Social Care Research Centres at Sheffield Hallam University and the users, consumers or customers. This creative partnership brings together research expertise spanning the fields of health, rehabilitation, design, engineering, ergonomics and user led design.


Newsletter_ Working Together Partnership Vanguard #Workingtogether @WTPVanguard

Seven hospital Trusts working together

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, by collaborating on a number of common issues, the Working Together Vanguard aims to strengthen each organisation’s ability to deliver safe, sustainable and local services.

July edition of the Working Together Newsletter out now

The Working Together Partnership Vanguard is a partnership of the seven local acute Trusts, working together to strengthen each organisation’s ability to deliver safe, sustainable and local services.

The partnership issues a monthly newsletter with a number of short articles about how the Trusts are all working together to improve services for our patients.

The July edition can be found here and includes information about the decision that has been made about changes to the commissioning of children’s surgery, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw being named as an Accountable Care System, a number of finance teams moving to a shared ledger, and a cross-Trust cyber security meeting that has taken place.

Vacancy_Senior Research Fellow #yqsr #patientsafety @yqsrdotorg

The Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre is a new £3 million national centre for patient safety research funded by the NIHR. We are excited to advertise for three Senior Research Fellows to work within the Centre, a collaboration between the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. The new Centre will:

  • Draw on the knowledge and expertise of well-established networks of researchers, patients/carers, clinicians and industry partners to develop ideas (interventions) that address patient safety problems
  • Enable and encourage the generation of ideas from a broad range of academic disciplines
  • Test whether the interventions are acceptable and feasible in practice and whether they have the potential to save the NHS money
  • Attract funding to take good ideas forward for further evaluation and/or implementation in the NHS
  • Actively promote the research findings through partnerships with industry, national and international research groups, improvement and clinical networks, national policy makers and others

We will concentrate on four research themes (in brackets) that recognise:

1. The central role of patients and their carers (Patient Involvement in Patient Safety, led by Jane O’Hara, University of Leeds)

2. The importance of creating workplaces that people want to work in (Workforce engagement and wellbeing led by Rebecca Lawton, University of Leeds)

3. The safe use of medicines as a priority across healthcare settings (Safe use of medicines led by Alison Blenkinsopp, University of Bradford)

4. The exciting potential for digital technology to improve safety (Digital innovations for safety, led by John Wright, Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust)

We are seeking enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated researchers, with experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research, to contribute to themes 1, 2 and 4 above. The successful candidate will lead on one of these themes of work and, with guidance from the theme lead and support from other research staff and a patient panel, will carry out a programme of research that is nationally and internationally acclaimed. The appointed Research Fellows will be motivated to engage staff and patients/carers in delivering research that makes healthcare safer.



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