Academic Clinical Fellows in Primary Care Research: Diverse and Available
|Dates:||16 April 2013|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Jess Drinkwater, Dr Benjamin Brown|
Host: Institute of Population Health – Primary Care Group
Speakers: Dr Jess Drinkwater and Dr Benjamin Brown
Location: Seminar Room 2, 5th floor, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester
About the event:
- All welcome. No booking necessary
- Primary Care Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) are NIHR-funded GP trainees who split their time between clinical training and research training, with dedicated funded time for research.
- The purpose of this talk is to showcase the work of two current ACFs in the Centre for Primary Care in order to highlight opportunities for future working and to demonstrate how they could be an asset to your research project.
(1) Dr Jess Drinkwater:
- Jess will discuss her work within CHOICE (Choosing Health Options In Chronic care Emergencies), this is a 5 year NIHR funded award to design an intervention to address use of unscheduled care by patients with LTCs.
- Jess will present the results of a nested qualitative study investigating different health care professionals’ (HCPs) attitudes to unscheduled care use by patients with LTCs, and their perceptions of their role in reducing unscheduled care use. Lipsky’s theory of street-level bureaucrats is used to show how different HCPs respond to imposed policies within the constraints of their work.
- The results show HCPs did not see unscheduled care as a problem, resulting in limited commitment to policy targets to reduce unscheduled care. Therefore policy should aim for whole system change rather than reliance on individual HCPs to make changes to their practice.
(2) Dr Benjamin Brown
- Ben will present his current work on Missed Opportunities Detection (MOD) which forms one of 5 research themes within the newly launched MRC-funded Health eResearch Centre (HeRC).
- The work forms Ben’s PhD and though primarily based in the Centre for Health Informatics has strong links with the Centre for Primary Care and MATRiCS. MOD focuses on the gap between idealised clinical care and what happens in reality.
- Using routinely collected data from electronic health records MOD will establish the potential missed opportunities to prevent adverse events, determine their clinical significance, understand why they happen and provide intelligence on how to avoid them in future. It has initially focused on cardiovascular disease with plans to encompass a range of conditions.
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room 2, 5th Floor