SAPPHIRE News - April & May 2017

Posted by vh58 at Jun 02, 2017 12:30 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly roundup of updates from the team, including presentations, publications, and new starters.


Welcome to Lisa Huddlestone who has joined us as a new Research Associate on the Embedding study led by Dr Helen Eborall.


Congratulations to Dr Tom Palser who attended his graduation ceremony for is doctorate, and to Dr Farhad Peerally who successfully passed his final Gastroenterology exam.

SAPPHIRE is very pleased to announce that Dr Carolyn Tarrant has been awarded senior fellowship of the HEA, and that Emma Angell has been awarded PEERS fellowship. Congratulations to both on this significant achievement.


Dr Eva Krockow has had the following article accepted for publication:

Krockow, E. M., Takezawa, M., Pulford, B., Colman, A. M., & Kita, T. (2017). Cooperation and Trust in Japanese and British Samples: Evidence from Incomplete Information Games, International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, in press.

Dr Damian Roland has had an editorial accepted in BMJ Emergency Medicine:

Roland D Spotting the black swan: why emergency medicine is ahead of the curve Emerg Med J Published Online First: 12 May 2017. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2017-206820

Dr Carolyn Tarrant has had the following article accepted for publication:

Brown SA, Tyrer FC, Clarke AL, Lloyd-Davies LH, Stein A, Tarrant C, Burton JO, Smith AC. Symptom burden in patients with chronic kidney disease not receiving renal replacement therapy Clinical Kidney Journal

Prof Natalie Armstrong has had a paper accepted for publication:

Tincello DG, Armstrong N, Hilton P, Buckley B, Mayne C. (in press) Surgery for recurrent stress urinary incontinence: surgeons' and women's views. International Urogynecology Journal.

Prof Graham Martin, Dr Sarah Chew, and Dr Tom Palser have had the following accepted for publication in BMJ Quality and Safety:

The personal and the organisational perspective on iatrogenic harm: bridging the gap through reconciliation processes


Dr Damian Roland gave a lecture in April to Retrieval 2017 (Glasgow) on how to manage children with severe sepsis. He also gave a short talk to LIIPS (12th May) on Delivering Quality Improvement.

Dr Farhad Peerally has given two presentations:

  • “Assessing the connection between risk controls and contributory factors identified through root cause analysis” at the Quality Improvement Research Network in Copenhagen
  • “Getting to the root cause(s) of the RCA problem” at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London

Dr Peerally has also had a presentation accepted at the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA) entitled “From diagnosing problems to identifying solutions: what can healthcare learn from high-risk industries?”

Prof Natalie Armstrong gave a poster presentation based on the PAM evaluation at the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare. Prof Armstrong also gave an oral presentation and led a facilitated round table session based on the Safety Thermometer evaluation at the recent International Improvement Science and Research Symposium.

Dr Sarah Chew, Dr Carolyn Tarrant, Prof Graham Martin, and Prof Natalie Armstrong have had the following abstract accepted for the HPPN conference in September: "Consumers, patients and activation: the concept of ‘patient activation’ in the NHS".

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