Milagros Ruiz has joined the Unit as a Research Associate. Originally an astrophysicist, Milagros has recently completed a Master’s degree at the University of Essex on Statistics and Data Analysis with a focus on Statistical Quality Control. Within the Unit, she will initially be looking at comparing out of hospital mortality rates in the UK, USA and other European countries. The aim is to shed light on the relationship between in-hospital mortality rates and lengths of stay.
Carmen Tsang attended the LINNEAUS EURO-PC conference at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt on the 18 and 19 of September. Having attended a LINNEAUS project start-up meeting in 2009, this was an opportunity to learn about the final results of the 12 partner collaboration on patient safety in primary care, which is funded by the European Union Framework 7 Programme. The conference was led by Professor Aneez Esmail at University of Manchester who is the Director of one of the two newly funded NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres (the other being at Imperial College, led by Professor Charles Vincent).