Journal articles

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Evidence use in decision-making on introducing innovations: a systematic scoping review with stakeholder feedback

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15 February 2018

Background: A range of evidence informs decision-making on innovation in health care, including formal research findings, local data and professional opinion. However, cultural and organisational fact...

Fidelity or flexibility: An ethnographic study of the implementation and use of the Patient Activation Measure

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15 February 2018

Objective: To evaluate the use of the PAM in the English National Health service. The PAM is a validated scale that measures ‘activation’ (people’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in managing their ...

Factors to consider in the introduction of huddles on clinical wards: Perceptions of staff on the SAFE programme

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15 February 2018

Objectives: To explore paediatric hospital staff members’ perceptions of the emerging benefits and challenges of the huddle, a new safety improvement initiative, as well as the barriers and facilitato...

Development of the Huddle Observation Tool for structured case management discussions to improve situation awareness on inpatient clinical wards

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15 February 2018

Background: ‘Situation Awareness For Everyone’ (SAFE) was a 3-year project which aimed to improve situation awareness in clinical teams in order to detect potential deterioration and other potential r...

Overcoming Challenges in Codifying and Replicating Complex Health Care Interventions

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14 February 2018

The complex nature of many health care interventions poses challenges for successful replication. This article presents insights on tackling these challenges primarily drawn from recent research and p...

The process of incorporating insulin pumps into the everyday lives of people with Type 1 diabetes: A critical interpretive synthesis

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14 February 2018

Background: Insulin pump therapy (IPT) is a technological advancement that has been developed to help people manage Type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, ways of managing diabetes requiring the implementati...

Children and young people’s versus parents’ responses in an English national inpatient survey

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1 February 2018

Journal article on children and young people’s versus parents’ responses in an English national inpatient survey in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Usability of virtual-reality simulation training in obstetric ultrasonography: a prospective cohort study

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5 January 2018

Objective: To assess the usability of virtual-reality (VR) simulation for obstetric ultrasound trainees. Methods: Twenty-six participants were recruited: 18 obstetric ultrasound trainees (with litt...

Safety in healthcare is a moving target

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5 January 2018

Safety in healthcare is a constantly moving target. As standards improve and concern for safety grows, we come to regard an increasing number of events as patient safety issues. In this respect, healt...

'Patient activation' as an outcome measure for primary care?

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5 January 2018

Over recent years the push for health care to become more person-centred has been mounting, with increasing attention being paid to the importance of people’s experiences of care, and to supporting th...

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