Seminar ~ Reducing hazardous prescribing and improving #patientsafety in primary care @YQSRDOTORG @BTHFT @GILLIANJANES ‏@RUTHMBAXTER @UNIOFBRADFORD @meds_safety #ProfDarrenAshcroft @OfficialUoM @PSTRC_GM

Reducing hazardous prescribing and improving patient safety in primary care

Prof. Darren Ashcroft, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology/Head, Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Group, The University of Manchester

Thursday 28th February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm in the Sovereign Lecture Theatre at the Bradford Royal Infirmary

Abstract: Improving patient safety in healthcare settings is a major concern globally. Medicines are the most commonly used clinical intervention in healthcare, and errors involving the prescribing, dispensing, administration and monitoring steps of medication use are common. Such medication errors can prolong hospital stay and lead to significant patient morbidity. Given this, the World Health Organisation has recently identified ‘Medication Without Harm’ as the priority for their third Global Patient Safety Challenge which aims to reduce severe avoidable medication-related harm by 50% globally in the next 5 years.  In primary care settings, we have been working to address these challenges focused on reducing hazardous prescribing as part of the work programme within the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). The seminar will focus on the interventional studies underway, lessons learnt and plans for the future.


To book a place, register at:


Both seminars will be followed by food, drinks, and an opportunity for further discussion.  

Vacancy ~ Elderly Care Researcher @BTHFT @CityOfResearch ‏@drandyclegg @officialNIHR

Employer:Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Department:Bradford Institute for Health Research on the Bradford Royal Infirmary Site, Bradford


The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) is a prestigious partnership between universities and the NHS to improve patient outcomes through high-quality research. The older people’s theme for the Yorkshire and Humber CLAHRC2 research programme, entitled ‘Primary Care-Based Management of Frailty in Older People’ is focused on frailty, and aims to improve the health and quality of life for frail older people by developing a more primary care based approach to care.

The post holder will work closely with senior members of the research team to contribute to the delivery of this work within the research programme. You will be responsible for recruitment of participants, data collection, and may contribute in the writing of academic papers and reporting research results. This involves recruiting frail older people, their families and staff. Travel to other sites and homes will be required.

Other responsibilities include literature searching, data management and analysis and providing regular progress reports.

Survey ~ How do Nurse, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals who are doctors value their doctoral experience? @NmahpD #NMAHP @Hampshaw @jo_cooke73 #clahrcyhacorn #clahrcyhrcb

How do Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) who are doctoral graduates value their doctoral experience?

Welcome to this online survey

Our study sets out to examine the experience, outcomes and motivation to study for non-medical clinicians who have completed doctorates. This research proposal arose from a Yorkshire and Humber community of practice ACORN (Addressing Capacity in Organisations to do Research Network).

This community of practice is funded and facilitated by the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH) as part of its core principle of research capacity development.Exploration of NMAHP doctoral experience initially arose because of a collective recognition that pathways to developing an integrated clinical and research career are well established for medical professionals, but comparable opportunities are not well defined for NMAHPs (Cooke et al., 2016a).

The e-survey consists of 3 sections:

Section A: Consent
Section B: Demographic information
Section C: Questions on your doctoral experience

We will use the findings to help support the development of clinical-academic careers for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals.


This study is not limited to non-medical clinicians who completed their doctorates within the UK.

We therefore welcome completion of this survey by doctorate NMAHPs based around the world.

We recognise that there has been limited research in this area and that our findings will be of interest beyond the UK.

Our information sheet giving more details about the project can be found here : []. This will help you decide whether to take part. You are also free to skip questions or stop at any point.

If you would like any further information please contact Susan Hampshaw

Survey ~ Seeking opinions on understanding social inequalities and health @SarahMSalway @HEandIG @danjholman ‏@ScHARRpubhealth

Seeking your opinions on understanding social inequalities and health

An ESRC funded project is being conducted on inequalities in chronic disease and healthy ageing.

As part of this we are carrying out a short survey on researching social group inequalities, and the challenges and priorities in this. If you have conducted research on health inequalities before, or this topic is relevant to your role and the type of work you do we would be very grateful if you could complete the survey.

We hope you’ll find the questions interesting and informative. They should only take around 15 minutes to answer.

If your role mainly involves research, please click the following link:

If your role is based around policy or practice, or is otherwise not mainly research focused, please complete this version of the survey:

Your response will be anonymous, unless you decide to enter your email address because you are interested in further involvement. In any case, your response will be kept confidential.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Holman  the study’s Principal Investigator.

This research has been approved by the University of Sheffield ethics committee. Participation is voluntary.

Many thanks in advance for your kind contributions!

Dr Daniel Holman, Professor Sarah Salway, Dr Andy Bell

Health Equity & Inclusion Research Group


Conference ~ Can we see what we feel? Thermal comfort in older people living in residential care @DunhillMedical ‏@sheffhallamuni ‏@WBDoncaster ‏@MyDoncaster ‏@doncaster_ph @Hampshaw

Wed, 13 February 2019

10:00 – 16:00 GMT

Almond Tree Walk, Woodfield Park, Tickhill Road, Doncaster, DN4 8QP


The purpose of this conference is to engage the public health community to support public health policy (and to support development of new technologies).

The aim is to produce a monograph of the conference discussions and workshops and also to publish a consensus document around identifying vulnerable individuals amongst larger groups of residents.

Further information about the Thermal Comfort Evaluation can be found here:


Conference ~ Centre for Future Health @UoYFutureHealth & @UniOfYork Research Impact Conference @Mindstrong ‏@MichaelMarmot

Registration is now open for the Centre for Future Health and University of York Research Impact Conference

The event will take place on 22 March (2019) in the Ron Cooke Hub on Campus East.

The day will showcase, via a series of short talks, posters and displays, a wide range of world-leading research with impact across all faculties in the area of health and wellbeing at the University.

The day will focus on two interlinked areas of particular strength for York which also encompass some of the most important health issues and challenges facing us today and into the coming decades. These are:

1: Innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment
2: Transforming health policy and overcoming health inequalities

There will be keynote talks by two external experts in these respective areas: Dr Robert Dougherty of Mindstrong Health, Palo Alto, California, US and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity.

The day will start at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 4.35 p.m. with a drinks reception.

The event is jointly organised by the Centre for Future Health and the University Research Impact team. It is open to all members of the University of York as well as other universities and we are also inviting current and potential collaborators from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, health technology, policy, charitable and cultural sectors.

Poster Competition – submissions are invited from researchers from any department whose work links broadly to either of the two above themes – a generous first prize is on offer (conditions apply) – for further details and to enter visit here.

Details of the full programme and registration are available via Eventbrite.

For any enquiries about the event please contact

Event ~ @HuddersfieldUni ‏ A Celebration of Learning: #CPD for health and social care professionals @DrMelanieRogers @197liz ‏@CMSmith215

A Celebration of Learning: Continuing Professional Development
A free event aimed at all health and social care professionals

Date: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield

We are holding an event to celebrate the benefits of life-long learning. Join us to hear from our keynote speakers about the importance of learning beyond registration, and its potential to enhance and progress your career.

The event will provide the opportunity to network with colleagues from practice and members of the academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to explore what is on offer at the University and speak directly to those involved in the delivery.

Keynote Speakers
Dr Melanie Rogers, University Teaching Fellow for Advanced Practice, University of Huddersfield.  Dr Rogers will speak on advanced practice education and her life-long learning journey. She began her nursing career at St Bartholomew’s, London in 1989 and has worked in the UK and Canada in a variety of acute care settings before becoming an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care 19 years ago.

Liz Clough, Professional Development Lead Nurse and Freedom To Speak Up Guardian, Locala. Liz will speak about life long learning from the Trust’s perspective.

How to book
Places are limited so early booking is advised. To book a please visit:
If you require any further information please contact: Karen Adams,

This event may be used to contribute towards the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator. We hope this event will inspire you to take the next step in your career.

Refreshments will be provided.

We will always try to deliver your course as described in this flyer. However, sometimes we may have to make changes to aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.