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We are the first Joanna Briggs Institute collaborating centre to focus specifically on quality and patient safety issues. We align closely with the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety (QPS), a Strategic Research Centre at Deakin University. Our aim is to collaborate locally, nationally and internationally in activities that promote and influence evidence-informed improvements that will improve outcomes and quality of care for patients in all care settings.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University has an established research program focusing on quality and risk management;in clinical and aged care. This primary focus of research ensures that relevant and responsive research is undertaken in the areas of quality care and improving patient outcomes across hospital, aged care, and community care settings. Research findings are also influential in policy development at local, state and national levels.
To promote engagement, our existing networks of clinical partnerships are involved in developing and advising the Centre's activity. These partners are: Alfred Health; Barwon Health; Cabrini Health; Eastern Health; Epworth Healthcare, Northern Health, Southern Health and Uniting Care Community Options.
Our interdisciplinary team is committed to creating opportunities for nurses, allied health and social care practitioners to work alongside academics to set the agenda and identify issues that matter most to them, focussing on quality and safety in care provision.
Our work program includes systematic reviews of the evidence and implementation activities designed to help health professionals improve the use of evidence in their practice.
If you are a practitioner or academic and you would like more information about the Centre, please contact Professor Julie Considine on +61 3 92446127 or at email@example.com