Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ)
The Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College has recently been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of the newly established Imperial NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC).
- Patient safety indicators for primary and integrated care
- Improvements in care pathways
- Information use by clinical teams
The PSTRC is one of two in the country and is a five year partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, building on the work of CPSSQ (NIHR funded between 2007 and 2012). The major research programme will use multidisciplinary expertise in scientific advances to drive improvements to patient safety. A full time member of staff dedicated to work on the PSTRC’s research theme of “Effective use of information” is based within the Dr Foster Unit.
Clinicians, managers, patients and the public need high quality, relevant and timely information to help them make decisions about patient care. Our research aims to increase the effective use of data to improve the safety and quality of care.
The team includes:
Our research areas are: