Health Services Research Conference 2021
28 July 2021
In July members of the CUREMeDE team were active at the Health Services Research (HSR) UK online conference. We attended panels, participated in discussions, and created three recorded presentations about our ongoing and recent work.
Felicity Morris presented an overview and some of the early data from her ongoing PhD study titled ‘Physician Associates in Wales’. Felicity discussed three initial findings from semi-structured interviews as part of the pilot stage of the study; the contribution PAs make to their multidisciplinary teams, the transition from student to newly qualified PA and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on PAs in Wales.
Sophie Bartlett described the findings from ‘A Longitudinal Evaluation of a Multi-Sector Pre-Registration Programme for Pharmacists in Wales’. This study explored the experiences and sense of preparedness of pharmacists who completed a pre-registration programme that provides experience in community, hospital and primary care settings throughout the year. This is in contrast to the traditional, single-sector programmes. Sophie highlighted the views of not only the pharmacists and their training tutors during and at the end of the programme, but longitudinal views of the pharmacists and their line managers once the pharmacists had spent a year in practice, post-qualification.
Dorottya Cserző presented a talk titled ‘Professionalism in dental practice: the importance of good communication’.
This presentation builds on the ‘Professionalism in dentistry and preparedness for practice’ project carried out in conjunction with the Association for Dental Education in Europe (for more info on this project visit the project page). The talk focused on the findings from the focus groups exploring understandings of professionalism in the context of dental care. Dorottya highlighted overlaps and similarities between how dentists, dental care professionals, and the public talked about professionalism.