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Research Fellow - till 31.12.22 covering mat leave

Job Reference: 389-A-21-51197

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£32,306 - £39,027 pa

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Brief Description of the Role:


Are you a qualitative researcher with experience of health services research?


Do you want to do research that might improve people’s lives?


The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group is looking to appoint a qualitative researcher to support two important and exciting programmes of patient safety research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research.


1) Patient involvement in patient safety

This theme of work sits within the NIHR Yorkshire Patient Safety Research Centre (YH PSTRC), and comprises an innovative range of studies exploring how patients and families can support their safety, and patient safety improvements. The YH PSTRC is one of three centres in the UK funded by the NIHR to undertake cutting edge patient safety research.


2) Patient and family involvement in serious incident investigations

This programme aims to support those involved in investigating serious harm events in the NHS to work meaningfully and collaboratively with patients and families, and to improve (a) their experience at this most difficult time and (b) the learning from these investigations. From Autumn 2021 we will begin evaluating new processes and guidance in a small number of investigations across mental health settings, acute care settings and nationally, within the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch. M


This role would work across these two programmes, undertaking a range of qualitative research, including ethnographic fieldwork of serious incident investigations in healthcare. This work has the potential to significantly impact national policy and practice, as well as the academic evidence base, and as such, represents a fantastic opportunity for a motivated qualitative researcher looking to expand their experience of health services research. Whilst this role is fixed term, as a group we have a good history of providing a wide range of development and career advancement opportunities.


The successful candidate will join our team, the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. Based within Bradford Institute for Health Research on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, the YQSR Group conducts high quality, rigorous, applied research to develop and evaluate innovative solutions to patient safety problems. We are a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team, with strong research relationships with local, national and international clinicians, managers, policy makers and other academic researchers. Over the past decade, we have established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety.


If you would like to know more about this role, the YQSR Group and YH PSTRC, please contact: Professor Jane O’Hara, jane.o’ or Dr Gemma Louch,


We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.


Closing Date: 29.10.21 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: 10.11.21


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