School of Healthcare Education and Debate talks – Prof David Richards will discuss helping nurses achieve small improvements in many different areas leading to overall better quality care.
The inaugural SHEDtalks is on Monday February 27th 12-1pm and its FREE to attend! The School will hostProfessor David Richards, NIHR Senior Investigator, University of Exeter, Chaired by Professor John Baker, Chair in Mental Health Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds.
Professor David Richards and a consortium of health services researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Plymouth and Southampton, lay advisors, patients and carers, and senior clinical and nurse managers in the UK are undertaking a research programme on essential nursing care, funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research the ESSENCE programme.
Nursing care matters a great deal to patients and the public. When nursing care is sub-optimal patients experience health care negatively. Failure to assure the quality of nursing care leads not only to distress and dissatisfaction, but also to wider patient safety failures.
Professor Richards will explain how a new method of nursing based on a process called the amalgamation of marginal gains (AMG), used very successfully in sports and in some health care setting, but not so far in nursing, is being designed. The aim - to help nurses achieve small improvements in many different areas leading to overall better quality care.