Leadership A focus for us is on supporting those in leadership roles to lead and deliver better health and health care

We offer fellowships and other opportunities for leaders in health and health care practice, research, policy and the charity sector.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

The management of a simulated emergency: Better teamwork, better performance

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26 March 2017

Objectives: To determine whether team performance in a simulated emergency is related to generic teamwork skills and behaviours. Methods: Design – Cross-sectional analysis of data from the S...

Implementation strategies – moving guidance into practice

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26 March 2017

Key content: The importance of guideline development. The gap between knowledge and practice. Evidence for implementation strategies. Learning objectives: To understand how simple...

Observational intensity bias associated with illness adjustment: cross sectional analysis of insurance claims

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26 March 2017

Objective: To determine the bias associated with frequency of visits by physicians in adjusting for illness, using diagnoses recorded in administrative databases. Setting: Claims data from the US ...

Challenges in evaluating telehealth through RCT-the problem of randomization

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24 March 2017

Telehealth is heralded as a panacea to control burgeoning demand on healthcare resources and lack of streamlining in care delivery. However, evaluating the effectiveness of telehealth on health and ca...

An Organisation Without a Memory: a Qualitative Study of Hospital Staff Perceptions on Reporting and Organisational Learning for Patient Safety

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24 March 2017

Following the Public Enquiry into avoidable deaths and poor standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the English National Health Service (NHS) is aiming to become a system devoted ...

Explaining Matching Michigan: an ethnographic study of a patient safety program

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22 March 2017

Background: Quality and safety improvement initiatives in healthcare often display two disconcerting effects. The first is a failure to outperform the secular trend. The second is the decline effect,...

Simulation: improving patient outcomes

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22 March 2017

Effective training has been shown to improve perinatal care and outcome, decrease litigation claims and reduce midwifery sick leave. To be effective, training should be incentivised, in a realistic co...

Development of maternity dashboards across a UK health region; current practice, continuing problems

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22 March 2017

Objective: To assess the development of local clinical dashboards in line with UK national guidance and to identify ongoing issues being faced by maternity units, across an entire health region, in ...

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

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22 March 2017

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 li...

Using Virtual Worlds for Patient and Public Engagement

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22 March 2017

Patient and public involvement is fundamental in healthcare and many methods attempt to facilitate this engagement. The present study investigated use of computer-generated environments known as “v...

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