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CHILL  - Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

Collaborators and partners

Working in collaboration with local, national and international partners in order to improve healthcare which is at the heart of what CHILL does.

We work with a range of regional, national and international partners. These include:

  • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands
  • East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative
  • NHS England
  • The Health Foundation
  • Health Education England
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Primary Care Development Centre
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  • Centro REDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • University of California, Berkeley, America
  • University of Stavanger, Norway

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Partners and our current collaborations

We tailor our approach and activity to the objectives of our partners. The three examples in the boxes below (East Midlands patient safety collaborative, Patient safety translational research centre and International lymphoedema framework) provide an overview of the type of work we carry out. 


East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC)

CHILL is working with the EM PSC on a number of exciting and innovation projects. The PSC’s Lead, Dr Cheryl Crocker, is Honorary Associate Professor with the Business School and provides expert guidance and advice on its patient safety work, including student mentoring and supervision.

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Professor Justin Waring is leading PSC's work-stream around ‘Care Transitions’ and is coordinating with Dr Crocker on a ‘researcher-in-residence’ scheme to evidence and spread regional innovations in patient safety.

Together CHILL and the PSC are working on a national programme with NHS England to promote effective communication at hospital discharge.


Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC)

CHILL's Professor Justin Waring with Professor Tony Avery and Dr Sarah Rodgers, and colleagues have been successful as part of a £6.7 million bid for a NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre that will be based in Manchester.

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Safer Care Systems and Transitions is a new theme for the 2017-2022 NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC that responds to the growing need to understand how safety is assured as patient care is transferred between different care providers, specialists and organisations.

The theme builds on research we carried out between 2012 and 2017 that showed that patients with more than one health condition (multimorbidity) often face challenges to their safety when being cared for or treated by more than one organisation or care provider.

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International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF)

CHILL PhD students Ellie Dring and Martina Sykorova have been working closely with the ILF and have undertaken a number of prevalence studies of chronic oedema and wounds in collaboration with local NHS partners. These evaluations were part of an international study which was led by Professor Christine Moffatt.

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Ellie and Martina have been invited to present a poster at the ILF Conference in Syracuse, Italy, in June 2017. Their findings highlight a significant prevalence of chronic oedema in both acute and community settings, and the need for a better management of chronic oedema.

The ILF (Professor Christine Moffatt) in a partnership with the CHILL team (Dr Paul Windrum, Dr Penny Siebert, Ellie and Martina) are currently undertaking two projects into the socio-economic factors of chronic oedema and wounds, and a new care pathway for patients affected by these conditions.

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