Six new Fellows have been selected to join the Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Fellowships. This unique programme will develop their potential to become leaders in the field of improvement science, building practical knowledge about what works to improve health care.

This senior post-doctoral fellowship enables Fellows to spend up to three years leading original, applied research dedicated to improving health care in the UK.

Fellows will also participate in a tailored leadership development programme including group sessions, action learning sets, individual coaching and the opportunity to work with international experts in improvement science.

Over the coming months, the Health Foundation is creating an improvement research institute to build on our progress in developing the field of improvement science. The Improvement Science Fellowships will be part of this exciting new venture.

The six Fellows are:

  • Christian Subbe, Consultant in Acute, Respiratory and Intensive Care Medicine, Bangor University.
    Christian’s project will focus on developing patient created health records to improve safety in hospitals.
  • Helen Hogan, Clinical Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
    Helen will be developing a longitudinal approach to quality and safety measurement and exploring the potential of the electronic patient record.
  • Natalie Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Social Science Applied to Health, University of Leicester.
    Natalie’s project will be looking at system change in order to mitigate overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
  • Paula Baraitser, Senior Lecturer/Consultant, Kings College London.
    Paula’s project will focus on multi-modality health care for self-management in sexual health.
  • Steve Harris, Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthesia, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
    Steve will be exploring how there can be fairer allocation and better evaluation of critical care through real-time feedback.
  • Yogini Jani, Medication Safety Officer and Consultant Pharmacist, Associate Director, Honorary Lecturer, University College London.
    Yogini’s project will focus on optimising the safety of antimicrobial prescribing for patients with known penicillin allergy.

Find out more about the Improvement Science Fellowships