SAPPHIRE News - March 2017

Posted by vh58 at Apr 10, 2017 05:09 PM |
Welcome to SAPPHIRE's monthly roundup of updates from the team, including presentations, publications, and blog posts.


We’re thrilled to welcome to Dr Nicola Mackintosh, who has joined us from King’s College London as Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health.

Prof Natalie Armstrong has been invited to join the UK National Screening Committee’s Adult Reference Group


Prof Graham Martin, along with Dr David Kocman, and other colleagues from the EPOCH project, has had the following accepted:

Graham P. Martin, David Kocman, Timothy Stephens, Carol J. Peden & Rupert M. Pearse. (2017) Pathways to professionalism? Quality improvement, care pathways, and the interplay of standardization and clinical autonomy Sociology of Health & Illness

Dr Eva Krockow has had a chapter accepted for publication:

Colman, A. M., & Krockow, E. M. (In press). Game Theory and Psychology. In Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. Ed. Dana S. Dunn. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dr Carolyn Tarrant, with Liz Sutton and Emma Angell, has had a protocol for the HiSLAC ethnography accepted for publication. The paper sets out the project’s approach to focused, team based ethnography:

Tarrant C, Sutton L, Angell E, Aldridge C, Boyal A, Bion J. (2017) The ‘weekend effect’ in acute medicine: A protocol for a team-based ethnography of weekend care for medical patients in acute hospital settings BMJ Open

Dr Tarrant has also had the following accepted:

Charani E, Tarrant C, Moorthy K, Sevdalis N, Brennan L, Holmes AH. (2017) Understanding antibiotic decision making in the surgical specialty – a qualitative analysis. Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Prof Natalie Armstrong has had the following paper accepted for publication:

Lotto RR, Smith LK, Armstrong N. (in press) Clinicians’ perspectives of parental decision-making following diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly: a qualitative study. BMJ Open.

Dr Damian Roland has published a review article which examines methodologies of assessing outcomes of “in-situ” simulation in paediatric emergency care:

Mann JA, Roland D. What are the measures that can be used to assess performance during in situ Paediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation? BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Published Online First: 20 March 2017. doi: 10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000140

Dr Tom Palser has had the following paper accepted:

Green R, Charman S, Palser TR.(2017) Early Definitive Treatment Rate as a Quality Indicator of Care in Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis. British Journal of Surgery


Dr Farhad Peerally was invited to Cranfield University to give a talk to the newly formed Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch on the limitations of current incident investigation practices in healthcare.

Dr Pam Carter, Prof Graham Martin and Prof Mike Dent had an abstract accepted for the governance of health conference to be held in July at the University of Liverpool.


Julia Clark wrote a SAPPHIRE blog about the pervasiveness of online banner images which reduce pregnancy to a snapshot of mild, anonymous clinical anxiety.

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