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What skills do you need to improve?

Many of us have accepted challenges to improve a service in which we have worked. Sometimes we were successful. But often when were not, we just moved on to a different place and project. Sometimes lessons have been learned, but

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Keys to improving healthcare services

Can innovation be led by clinicians and professionals in local healthcare services? Can these innovations drive improved services for patients? It seems possible – at least in a recent learning report produced by the Health Foundation, who sponsored 32 Shine

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Posted in health care services, healthcare professional, implementation, improvement, information, innovation, learning, organisation

Knowledge translation insights from management

Knowledge translation (KT) in healthcare is often criticised for being too linear. However, a lot of clinical research and healthcare literature is conceived and expressed in a linear fashion. Therefore, it is often challenging to recognise that the translation of

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Where do health professionals learn?

Phrases like lifelong learning and continuing professional education are in common usage by healthcare professionals. There seems to be an acceptance that learning continues throughout professional careers. But the question for this post is, where do these professionals find their

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Posted in evidence-based health care, information, knowledge, learning, Uncategorized, using research

just knowing is not enough for real learning

As children and young adults, we have all learned to reproduce facts for exams.  I remember learning where key diagrams were in my open book chemistry exam and I even rote learned 4 essays for my introductory sociology course. I

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