Quality control: keeping a tight grip on systems

There is a paradox about safety in hospitals. In more than 20 years of research I often found errors in 5-10% (and sometimes far higher) of actions, and yet there are certain areas of hospitals in ...

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Nick Barber

Improvement research goes large!

It started like an Agatha Christie novel: a group of people from around the world, huddled together in an English country house, waiting for the ash from an Icelandic volcano to clear from the skie...

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Nick Barber

Carl Macrae, Improvement Science Fellow

Carl Macrae is a social psychologist specialising in how organisations achieve high levels of safety, quality and resilience. His work has focused on health care and aviation. Formerly a special...

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Davina Allen, Improvement Science Fellow

Davina qualified as a registered general nurse from Cambridge and Huntingdon School of Nursing and has a PhD in sociology from the University of Nottingham.  She was appointed post-doctoral rese...

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Julie Reed, Improvement Science Fellow

Julie Reed is the research strategy manager for the National Institute for Healthcare Research CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) for north west London. Sh...

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