Research, Innovation & Quality

We are involved in numerous portfolio studies including REST and POPPI.

We are also running a number of in house research and quality improvement programs including:

  • Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist
  • Protocolised sedation management,
  • e-frailty index
  • Sustained Low Efficiency Dialysis
  • Code Red Investigations of incidents
  • Intentional Rounding
  • Safety Huddles
  • CRRT improvement program

There is significant opportunity to become involved in such projects whilst working with us as a trainee, trust grade doctor or advanced nurse practitioner.

Clinical Quality Team

Lead Nurse – Helen McGarvie

Sheelah Ainsworth, Sarah Wood & Christina Johns

Quality Improvement MDT groups:

  • Respiratory – Lead Clin Educator Duncan Nicholson
  • Nutrition – Lead by Band 7 Dieticians
  • IPC – Lead Dr Chris Day
  • Renal – Lead Dr Lewington and Dr Beck
  • Documentation – Lead Clin Quality Practitioner Sheelah Ainsworth
  • Medicines Management – Lead Sister Emma Doidge
  • Tissue Viability – Lead Clin Educator Alison Rourke

Research Team

Director – Dr Simon Whiteley

Elizabeth Wilby & Clare Howcroft