Masterclass in Quality Improvement: Promoting Physical Activity in Deconditioned Patients


Programme fact file

Programme title: Masterclass in Quality Improvement: Promoting Physical Activity in Deconditioned Patients
Qualification: CPD hours 
Start date: Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May 2016, 9am - 4.30pm
Duration: 2 days
Maximum places available: Limited
Fees: £195 (includes lunch and refreshments)
Available on weekends/evenings: No
School: School of Health Sciences

Programme overview

Course description

An exciting opportunity to provide healthcare professionals, managers and clinicians the opportunity to develop or facilitate greater expertise in designing protocols and leadership strategies for quality improvement projects aimed at promoting physical activity in deconditioned patients with a strong emphasis on application in practice.

Places are limited and early registration is advised.


Healthcare professionals, managers and clinicians could benefit from attending this course.

Course tutors

Dr Fiona Moffatt
Fiona's clinical expertise is the management of the acutely ill adult and patients with cardio-respiratory dysfunction. She is the co-author of a textbook and chapters in this field. Fiona has also worked as an extended scope practitioner within a Critical Care Outreach Team.

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Fiona's PhD titled "Working the production line: Productivity and professional identity in the emergency department" explores how contemporary UK policy discourse constructs the rights and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in terms of productive healthcare, how this is made manifest in practice, and the implications for professional autonomy/identity. 


Mrs Eleanor Douglas
Eleanor is a Lecturer and Practitioner Physiotherapist in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham.

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Amanda Thomas
Amanda is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist working with the Critical Care Outreach Team at The Royal London Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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Amanda completed post-graduate training in exercise and sports science following a commonwealth scholarship at Sydney University, during her tenure with the school of physiotherapy reading undergraduate cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.

Amanda relocated to the United Kingdom in 2004 and has been a member of the guideline development group for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), and a Clinical advisor to The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).


Theresa Harvey-Dunstan
Theresa is Senior Specialist Research Pphysiotherapist at Leicester University Hospitals.

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Ann Gates
Ann Gates has worked as a health care professional for over 30 years. She is on a mission to get every patient accessing and enjoying exercise! 

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Ann describes herself as a philanthropist, pharmacist, exercise advocate, author, speaker, social media "passionista", and as a disruptive innovator!

Current partnership work includes: The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Public Health England, and Nottingham University School of Medicine and Health Science.


Programme detail

Course details

The masterclass will run over two days and the programme will consider:

  • clinical theory
  • state of the art review of evidence regarding exercise and physical activity in deconditioned patient populations (acute and chronic)
  • global overview of physical activity promotion
  • organising and networking for improvement
  • reflective practice



The Clinical Sciences Building
Nottingham City Hospital Campus

City Hospital is located in Sherwood, Nottingham, just off the junction between the A6514 and the A611. You may find it useful to visit the City Hospital website, where you can find travel information and a map of the Medical School location.

Clinical Sciences is located in building D.

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