How Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting Enhances the Development of Evidence-Based Practice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155536
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Presentation
Title:
How Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting Enhances the Development of Evidence-Based Practice
Abstract:
How Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting Enhances the Development of Evidence-Based Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Dobrzanska, Linda, MSc, Dip(N), PGC
P.I. Institution Name:Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust
Title:Research Co-ordinator
Co-Authors:Sharon Simpson-Prentis, PhD, BA, MSc
A competent professional workforce is essential to the operation of any health care organisation. In Great Britain healthcare professionals are required to update their knowledge and skills through a number of approaches.  A primary care organisation in the United Kingdom addressed this by the development of a Professional Development Unit (PDU). The PDU, formed in 2003 to provide a focus for clinical leadership alongside practice development, was aimed initially at community and primary care nurses. The Unit team comprises of clinical leads from nursing, representatives from the allied health professions and includes administrative support, a research co-ordinator, and a clinical effectiveness lead.  The intention of the Unit is to empower individuals and teams to deliver evidence-based healthcare as set out in national guidelines and policies.  As leaders within their own discipline, each team member is able to deliver education sessions to support the implementation of new policies, organise training events and use clinical audit to measure outcomes. It is important that the PDU is open to external scrutiny and able to maintain high standards compared to other Units nationally. To this end, the PDU is undergoing an accreditation process offered by a local University to ensure its continued effectiveness.  The accreditation process will emphasise sustainable practice development, planned systematic improvements, capacity building and professional accountability.  Evaluation of the PDU will form part of the research programme which will ensure valid and robust strategies are in place to provide appropriate support to practitioners. The presentation outlines and describes the work of the PDU, how the accreditation process assists in the development of clinical expertise, skill competencies, development, leadership and work-based learning.  The work of the PDU is easily transferable to all health care organisations, nationally and internationally.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHow Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting Enhances the Development of Evidence-Based Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155536-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">How Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting Enhances the Development of Evidence-Based Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dobrzanska, Linda, MSc, Dip(N), PGC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Co-ordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda.dobrzanska@bradford.nhs.uk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sharon Simpson-Prentis, PhD, BA, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A competent professional workforce is essential to the operation of any health care organisation. In Great Britain healthcare professionals are required to update their knowledge and skills through a number of approaches.&nbsp; A primary care organisation in the United Kingdom addressed this by the development of a Professional Development Unit (PDU).&nbsp;The PDU, formed in 2003 to provide a focus for clinical leadership alongside practice development, was aimed initially at community and primary care nurses.&nbsp;The Unit team comprises of clinical leads from nursing, representatives from the allied health professions and includes administrative support, a research co-ordinator, and a clinical effectiveness lead.&nbsp; The intention of the Unit is to empower individuals and teams to deliver evidence-based healthcare as set out in national guidelines and policies.&nbsp; As leaders within their own discipline, each team member is able to deliver education sessions to support the implementation of new policies, organise training events and use clinical audit to measure outcomes.&nbsp;It is important that the PDU is open to external scrutiny and able to maintain high standards compared to other Units nationally.&nbsp;To this end, the PDU is undergoing an accreditation process offered by a local University to ensure its continued effectiveness.&nbsp; The accreditation process will emphasise sustainable practice development, planned systematic improvements, capacity building and professional accountability.&nbsp; Evaluation of the PDU will form part of the research programme which will ensure valid and robust strategies are in place to provide appropriate support to practitioners. The presentation outlines and describes the work of the PDU, how the accreditation process assists in the development of clinical expertise, skill competencies, development, leadership and work-based learning.&nbsp; The work of the PDU is easily transferable to all health care organisations, nationally and internationally.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:56:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:56:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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