SAPPHIRE News - January 2016

Posted by vh58 at Feb 03, 2016 05:15 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly newsletter, a roundup of good news from the team, with presentations, publications, awards and events.


Dr Helen Eborall and colleagues have had the following paper published:

Dr Carmen Soto, Dr Carolyn Tarrant and Prof Mary Dixon-Woods have had the following paper accepted this month:

Elisa Liberati has also had a paper accepted and published this month:

Dr Pam Carter and Prof Graham Martin have had a debate article published:

Dr Pam Carter is also a co-author on an article which includes material from an evaluation she carried out in a previous post:

Dr Natalie Armstrong has had two papers published these last two months:

Dr Damian Roland has had the following three papers published:

Prof Mary Dixon-Woods has had the following paper accepted this month:

  • Dixon-Woods M, Pronovost P. Patient safety and the problem of many hands. BMJ Quality and Safety (accepted January 2016)

Prof Graham Martin and colleagues have had the following paper accepted:

Presentations and Teaching

Dr Natalie Armstrong has given two invited presentations about the Patient Activation Measure Evaluation in January:

  • One alongside the Head of Person Centred Care at NHS England at a Health Foundation event on 14th January to mark the publication of the Early Findings Report which was published in November.
  • One on 28th January at the South West Integrated and New Models of Care Conference, organised by the South West Academic Health Sciences Network

Emma Jones recently led a two hour interactive session with surgeons and anaesthetists at Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine. The session was on defining QI and designing systematic review for QI, delivered as part of the MSc Safety and Quality and MSc Surgical Innovation courses, led by Dr Jonathan Benn.

Awards and Events

Congratulations to Dr Damian Roland, who was part of the POPS team which was presented with the UK Health Business Awards Patient Data award ( for their work with IBM on trying to predict hospital resource utilisation.

Damian was also presented with the East Midlands Leadership Academy Development Leader of the year 2015 prize at the ceremony on the December 3rd in recognition of his work in developing and inspiring other health care professionals to get involved in change and improvement through NHS Change Day and his leadership of the Running Horse Group (a child health improvement organisation

Congratulations to Dr Diane Ketley and the rest of the LIIPS team on a very successful launch event held on 4th December. Diane would like to thank all who contributed and attended the event: a report on the event and a storify of the social media coverage are now available.

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