Quality and Safety in the NHS Research Programme
N.A.P.P. was a primary partner in the Quality and Safety in the NHS (QSN) research programme. This was a major piece of research of national importance involving the Universities of Aston, Leicester, Birmingham and Aberdeen and N.A.P.P., funded by the National Institute for Health Research.
The programme assembled the biggest ever data set on teams in health care and drawn upon the perspectives of NHS staff, patients, and many others to address the challenges and solutions in implementing quality and safety throughout the NHS.
N.A.P.P. undertook telephone interviews, surveys and ran focus groups with PPG members to capture patient perceptions around the quality and safety of NHS services. The aim was for this work to lead to recommendations about how to support improvement from the perspectives of patients, carers and the public.
South West Peninsula Primary Care Research Network:
N.A.P.P. then went on to work with the South West Peninsula Primary Care Research Network to inform patients and help PPGs to know more about the benefits of being involved in research.