SAPPHIRE news - June 2015

Posted by lh214 at Jul 03, 2015 10:40 AM |
A round-up of our news


  • Dr Liz Brewster gave an invited presentation to the Nottingham Division of Primary Care Patient Safety group on ‘Learning from high-risk industries using the Safer Clinical Systems approach – findings from the independent evaluation’
  • Dr Liz Brewster also presented a paper ‘Control and co-operation: delivering ‘harm-free care’ in the community setting’ at the International Health Conference 2015 at St Hugh’s College in Oxford
  • Dr Damian Roland was invited to do a key note at the Health Education East Midlands Quality Improvement Event #HEEMQIF2015 . The title of his talk was: Don’t talk about quality, deliver improvement.
  • Prof Mary Dixon-Woods was an invited speaker at two events:
    • Contextual issues and qualitative evidence. NIHR/Academy Health/Health Foundation conference on Evaluating Service and System Innovations in healthcare and public health. London, 29 June 2015
    • Why is patient safety so hard? University of Cambridge Institute of Public Health. Cambridge 2 June 2015
  • Dr Natalie Armstrong also gave an invited talk (with Richard Owen from NHS England):  Person-centred care and patient activation. Nuffield Trust Evaluation of Complex Care 2015. London. 22 June 2015

Papers and Reports




Congratulations to Prof Mary Dixon-Woods, who has been appointed to the editorial board of Milbank Quarterly

Diane KetleyDr Diane Ketley has been selected as one of the founding members of the Q initiative, run by independent health care charity the Health Foundation together with NHS England. The initiative, which connects people dedicated to improving the quality of care across the UK, will make it easier for people from all parts of the health system with expertise in quality improvement to share ideas, enhance their skills and introduce changes to make care better for patients.

Veronica HeneyVeronica Heney has been appointed to join the SAPPHIRE team as a Communications Assistant.

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