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The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

July 6, 2020

How can we express evidence in a way that means people will engage with it and understand it? How do team dynamics and individual context influence whether evidence is used appropriately and fully? What can we learn from the experience in human medicine?

These questions and more are explored in this roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Zoe Belshaw, internal medicine specialist, Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham/PDSA
  • Dr Louise Buckley, RVN and Lecturer, University of Edinburgh/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • Laura Playforth, Veterinary Surgeon, Vice-Chair of RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board and Professional Standards Director at Vets Now
  • Adewole Adekola and Imogen Schofield: Veterinary Surgeons and PhD students at the Royal Veterinary College

Download the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

The Knowledge Sessions bring together specialists from across the industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

Patient safety: lessons from human healthcare - Suzette Woodward

Patient safety: lessons from human healthcare - Suzette Woodward

April 29, 2020

What can we learn from the NHS's approach to patient safety over the past 20 years?

Suzette Woodward, a paediatric intensive care nurse who is now a Professor in patient safety, discusses the latest safety concepts and science that are sweeping the NHS - as well as what we could do differently.

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This session was recorded at SPVS VMG Congress, Newport in January 2020, as part of the quality improvement stream.

CPD: 40 mins

Getting your team on board to deliver quality improvement - Shobhan Thakore

Getting your team on board to deliver quality improvement - Shobhan Thakore

April 24, 2020

Shobhan Thakore, Clinical Lead for the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme, gives an approachable and personal perspective on how to get your team on board to deliver quality improvement.

Shobhan discusses recent NHS initiatives to help manage expectations, engage and work with the team to respond to change, and deal with fear of blame. 

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This presentation was an Adapt, Improve, Achieve session by RCVS Knowledge recorded at SPVS-VMG Congress 2020 in Newport as part of the Quality Improvement stream.

CPD: 40 mins

 

How and why to use checklists in veterinary practice - Pam Mosedale

How and why to use checklists in veterinary practice - Pam Mosedale

April 17, 2020

Pam Mosedale, Chair of RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, shares valuable lessons about how checklists have reduced errors in human healthcare and other industries, and how checklists can be applied successfully in a veterinary setting.

This presentation was recorded at Ashbrook Equine Hospital during the RCVS Knowledge Equine Roadshow, kindly sponsored by the Horserace Betting Levy Board and accredited by the British Equine Veterinary Association.

Download the full transcript and accompanying presentation from the RCVS Knowledge website.

CPD: 38 mins

Margaret Mary Devaney and Anita Malana: QI, Safety Systems and Just Culture in the NHS

Margaret Mary Devaney and Anita Malana: QI, Safety Systems and Just Culture in the NHS

May 29, 2019

Margaret Mary Devaney, Assistant Director for Quality and Risk at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and Anita Malana, Team Leader for Trauma, Orthopaedics and Private Theatres at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, draw on personal experiences to give a thought-provoking overview of quality improvement, approaches to safety and a learning culture in the NHS.

This emotive presentation was made at RCVS Knowledge’s National Summit for Supporting Quality Improvement in Veterinary Care 2019.

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