Patient Safety (primary care) PhD Studentships available at NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care #ptsafety closes 2 April 2013

NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety

Translational Research Centre

PhD Studentships 2013

“The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (MATRiC) invites applications for our 2013 round of 3.5-year (42 months) PhD studentships. Up to five MATRiC studentships will be appointed and awards will commence in October 2013, providing an annual tax-free stipend of £18,181, full coverage of tuition fees and a conference/travel allowance. Applicants must be UK/EU* nationals due to the nature of the funding.

MATRiC is an internationally leading centre in primary care patient safety research. Led by the University of Manchester on behalf of NHS Greater Manchester our aim is to define, develop and test innovative ways of improving patient safety in primary care. Central to this agenda is involvement with public/patient groups to foster user engagement within our research.

Primary care handles the largest volume of patient contacts. Avoiding errors, or identifying and correcting them, is a high priority for all health systems. Compared to safety research in hospitals there is very little research from primary care settings.

MATRiC aims to improve patient safety through high quality translational research with three overarching objectives:

  1. Develop evidence-based approaches to keep patients safe in their interactions with primary care.
  2. Develop capacity in primary care patient safety research.
  3. Develop/test educational interventions aimed at both patients and practitioners to improve patient safety.”

Full details in this attached Word document:
MATRiC – 2013 PhD final full advert 19 feb 2013s

Note that “Applications should be submitted via email to carly.rolfe@manchester.ac.uk. Please state MATRIC Studentship 2013 within the subject heading.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 2 April 2013

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