The focus of the PhD relates to the quality and safety of patient care transitions, such as hospital discharge or transfer of care between service providers. Research shows that care transitions can be a high-risk stage in the patient journey because of the difficulties of coordinating multiple organisations and specialists
A 2.1 or higher honours degree in a social science, and A Masters degree which includes a substantial research element, with an average score of over 65% in the taught modules and 65% or above in the dissertation
PhD Studentship: Understanding and appraising the contribution of operations management to the advancement of health systems safety: promoting safety in care transitions Reference SOC434 Closing Date Sunday, 30th July 2017 Department Nottingham University Business School Are you interested in applying the theories and methods of operations management and systems research to understanding and promoting the safety of care transitions in healthcare systems? If so, we have a PhD studentship at Nottingham University Business School’s Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning (CHILL), in collaboration with NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre that might interest you. The focus of the PhD relates to the quality and safety of patient care transitions, such as hospital discharge or transfer of care between service providers. Research shows that care transitions can be a high-risk stage in the patient journey because of the difficulties of coordinating multiple organisations and specialists. The PhD involves translating and applying theories and methods from organisational studies, operations management or management sciences to better understand and improve the quality of care transitions. Applicants are encouraged to suggest the exact theoretical and methodological focus, based upon their background, experience and interests. We are particularly interested in candidates that have the ability to analyse data on transition processes and that can develop skills to model such processes. The PhD will be part of the Business and Management programme at Nottingham University Business School. This funded PhD will commence in Autumn 2017. A yearly full-time stipend at current RCUK rates (£14,553), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (£4,195), is available to the successful applicant. Nottingham University Business School is collaborating with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, specifically the Implementing Evidence and Improvements theme, and also the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre , specifically the Care Systems and Transitions Theme. How to apply Applicants should have: A 2.1 or higher honours degree in a social science, and A Masters degree which includes a substantial research element, with an average score of over 65% in the taught modules and 65% or above in the dissertation. The successful applicant will be expected to visit research sites on a regular basis and should be able to travel across the East Midlands. Full application details can be found here . Your application must include a research proposal , which should explore how you would develop the research outlined above, including how you would conduct the research and the key issues that you would want to examine in more detail. Please also enclose the following with your application form: Transcripts of all your academic qualifications. If you have not completed your Masters degree yet, you should include a transcript of the marks received to date. Any offer is conditional upon achieving the required standard. 2 academic references. English language test result, if English is not your first language. Entry onto our PhD programme is very competitive. If you fulfil all of the admissions requirements it does not guarantee that you will be offered a place. We also consider: The quality of your research proposal. The fit of your research area with potential supervisors. References. Your personal statement. Please quote ref: CHILL/CLAHRC/PSTRC PhD 2017 in all correspondence. Previous applicants should not apply again. Closing date: 23.59pm [BST] on 30 th July 2017 . Applications submitted after this time will not be considered. Interviews will be held in Nottingham on either 22 nd or 23 rd August 2017. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible after interview. For further information please contact Justin.Waring@nottingham.ac.uk . Applications should not be sent directly to this address.
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