Events, Seminars and Meetings
Webinar: Quality improvement - the role of context and how to manage it
DATE: Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4.30-5.30pm
Professors Naomi Fulop, John Gabbay and Andrée le May in discussion with Bill Lucas
Efforts to improve the quality of patient care have tended to focus on defined technical interventions, often with mixed results in different settings. There is increasing recognition that it’s not just what you do, but the way that you do it and the environment or context that really matters. A range of factors can affect the success of improvement, from the external policy environment, to organisational culture, to local structures, available people and processes.
This webinar – with Naomi Fulop, John Gabbay and Andrée le May, chaired by Bill Lucas – will explore why context needs to be taken into consideration when attempting improvement, and what skills best help professionals to manage context effectively.
Naomi Fulop will discuss the current thinking on the role of context in quality improvement, partly drawing upon her recent Health Foundation review with Glenn Robert (awaiting publication). How do we understand which factors will affect the chances of success? Which can be influenced, which can be managed?
John Gabbay and Andrée le May will then outline their research exploring the technical, soft and learning skills needed for improvement, including handling context well.
To register for this webinar, please visit The Health Foundation's registration website.
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Please contact Barbara Bonney (email@example.com) for further information and to register your interest.
Qualitative Methods Group
meetings are held on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.
|6 February 2014||G43||Cliodhna O’Connor||Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology||Methods to analyse scientific coverage in the popular press|
|26 March 2014||G43||Abigail Baim-Lance||DAHR||Using qualitative methods as clinical quality improvement activities|
|16 April 2014||105||Simon Turner||DAHR||The use of mixed-methods to conduct observational work, such as combining ethnographic techniques with operational research|
|21 May 2014||105||Penny Xanthopoulou||DAHR||A topic related to her research|
|11 June 2014||105||Ben Gardner-Sood||EPH||Teaching qualitative methods|
Please contact Abigail Baim-Lance (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries.