SAPPHIRE News - February 2016

Posted by vh58 at Mar 01, 2016 04:50 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly newsletter, a roundup of good news from the team, with publications, presentations, and external appointments.


Dr Emma Jones, Prof Mary Dixon-Woods, Prof Graham Martin and their colleague Dr Nicholas James Lees (a Consultant in anaesthesia and critical care Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust) have had a paper accepted:

  • Jones EL, Lees NJ, Martin G, Dixon-Woods M. How Well Is Quality Improvement Described In the Perioperative Literature? A Systematic Review. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. (May 2016 issue)

Dr Mohammad Farhad Peerally has had a short communication accepted for publication:

  • Peerally MF “Longitudinal patient safety education as a means to promote organisational learning in different resource settings” Medical Teacher

Dr Carolyn Tarrant, Prof Mary Dixon-Woods and their colleague Dr Liz Brewster have had the following paper accepted:

Conferences and Talks

Prof Mary Dixon-Woods gave the following talk in Phoenix, Arizona this month:

  • Keynote speaker. Why is quality improvement so hard? American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium. Phoenix, Arizona. 26 February 2016

Dr Mohammad Farhad Peerally has had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Digestive Diseases Week in San Diego, USA. The title of the abstract is: “BRIDE (Barrett’s Randomised Intervention for Dysplasia by Endoscopy) – results of a feasibility study comparing argon plasma coagulation (APC) with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) after endoscopic resection of patients with high grade dysplasia or T1 adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s esophagus”.

External Appointments

Prof Mary Dixon-Woods has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England, led by Professor Bob Wachter of University of California at San Francisco.

Other news

SAPPHIRE has successfully moved to new offices in the Centre for Medicine, complete with wonderful new views!

An open-plan office in the University of Leicester Centre for MedicineThe view from the University of Leicester Centre for Medicine

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