I graduated from the University of Bristol as a veterinary surgeon in 2000 and went into general practice for 13 years, working initially as a traditional mixed vet before concentrating on equine practice. In 2013 I was awarded a 3 year scholarship to undertake a PhD at Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.
PhD, due for completion in September 2016
School Research Theme:
Veterinary Educational Development
Patient safety in veterinary practice.
Summary of Research:
The causes of errors in medicine and other safety critical industries have been attributed to system failures and cognitive limitations, rather than ‘bad’ physicians. This human factors approach to error has led to the development of safety culture measurement tools and interventions such as the World Health Organisation’s Safe Surgery Checklist in an effort to mitigate errors. This PhD aims to investigate the causes of error in veterinary practice, to inform the development of tools and interventions which can be employed to reduce the incidence of adverse events and increase quality of veterinary care.
Dr Liz Mossop
Professor Eamonn Ferguson
Primary Funding Source:
University of Nottingham
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