Quality Improvement and Innovation Research Conference, Nottingham 4 February 2015

The next pre-hospital, emergency and trauma care conference which brings together the latest research and practice in ambulance and prehospital care will take place on 4 February 2015 at Nottingham Conference Centre organised by  TRUST (the Thematic Research Network for UnScheduled and Trauma Care), the University of Lincoln, East Midlands Ambulance Service and the 999 EMS Research Forum.

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The invitation for abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the conference are now open with a deadline for submission of 14 November 2014. A prize of a funded trip to present work at an international conference will be awarded to the presentation judged to be highest quality research. Other prizes will be awarded for research most likely to affect practice and best poster.

The conference is relevant to healthcare practitioners (paramedics, doctors, nurses), health service managers, policy makers and academics. Conference registration (fee £40) will include access to all presentations and workshops, refreshments and lunch.

To download the submission and guidance form, please click here.

To register contact Susan Bowler: sbowler@lincoln.ac.uk 

Online registration click here

Quality improvement in primary care: the essential guide

A new book, ‘Quality Improvement in Primary Care: the essential guide‘ has recently been published by Radcliffe. The book is co-authored by Dr Steve Gillam (Cambridge University) and Professor Niro Siriwardena (Director of CaHRU, University of Lincoln). The content was developed from the authors’ work on quality improvement over many years and on quality improvement and implementation science research conducted by CaHRU. The text provides the foundations of knowledge for health and social care practitioners and students to improve the quality of care they provide.

Gillam7680CoverPress750The first section of the book ‘Managing for quality’ leads readers though fundamentals of improvement including patient perspectives, leadership and management, regulation and commissioning. The middle section focuses on quality improvement tool and techniques covering topics such as improvement frameworks, processes, measurement, systems, safety, spreading improvement and financial incentives. The final part of the book covers evaluating improvement, understanding evidence and applying this learning to individual and group quality improvement projects.

Quality is a watchword across the health and social care sector. Quality Improvement in Primary Care will be a text for students embarking on the new course module, ‘Quality Improvement, Implementation and Safety Science’ which forms part of the new Master’s in Social Research at the University of Lincoln. It will provide readers with the tools to convert challenges and opportunities for improvement into meaningful and useful change.[su_document url=”https://communityandhealth.dev.lincoln.ac.uk/files/2014/10/Quality-improvement-in-primary-care.pdf” height=”1600″ responsive=”no”]Multi-morbidity, goal-oriented care, the community and equity[/su_document]