We use participatory approaches to improve quality and safety in healthcare, and more broadly, we draw on innovative qualitative methodologies to explore the co-design and co-production of health. Healthcare improvement is guided by a highly collaborative ethos that extends beyond conventional forms of academic collaboration to include people outside of academia like the charity and voluntary sector, and local community groups, to bring new insights and value to our work. We also promote public engagement by actively partnering with patients/service users, clinicians/senior NHS leaders in our research to combine academic rigour with the real concerns of the people who use and work in the NHS, and to produce evidence about improvement that is both highly relevant and scientifically excellent.
Examples of participatory approaches/methods that we use: Design research including Experience-Based Co-Design, Video-Reflexive Ethnography.
Examples of collaborations: Macmillan Cancer Support, London College of Communication University of the Arts London, Co-production Collective UCL, Urban Dandelion.
How can we help you?
Want to improve quality and safety in healthcare? Need guidance on study design or on developing relevant collaborations to support your study? Get in touch - quahrc [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk