The Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Research Collaboration is committed to developing a diverse team that drives world-leading patient safety research. We aspire to be the place that staff involved in patient safety research aim to develop their careers and plan their future development. We aim to further increase the representativeness of our research team and the wider group of people we work with to offer equitable opportunities to progress careers. Drawing on and growing our networks, we will support people from different academic, clinical, professional, and lay backgrounds to develop patient safety research expertise and to realise the impact of their work. Our approach is to value the individual and the different skills and experience they bring and to provide the physical and social environment in which they can flourish. To do so, our strategy focuses on three key objectives:

1:  To expand our team of researchers/managers and grow our existing skills and knowledge base.

2: To grow a diverse patient safety research community and develop cultural humility in our team.

3:  To expand future capacity for patient safety research through nurturing the patient safety research skills of healthcare and research staff at different stages of their research careers.

We will generate and evaluate impact in three key areas:

  • A nurturing research environment
  • An active and varied research dissemination programme
  • Awareness of patient safety research
  • Diversity in patient safety research

We will work with existing and new collaborators locally and nationally to provide resources and research infrastructure. To do this we will partner with the other PSRCs nationally, our co-hosted, regional and national research infrastructure, universities and the network of local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations.

Our Academic Capacity Development will be overseen by a Career Development Steering Group reporting into the PSRC Executive. The Academic Capacity Development Lead is a member of the PSRC Executive and the PSRC Strategic Advisory Board.

To view the Academic Capacity Development Strategy, please click here