'Antibiotic over-use : addressing the problem'

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Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre

Henry Wellcome Building

University of Leicester

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‘Antibiotic over-use - addressing the problem using social science and healthcare improvement’

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Join us on Tuesday 13 October as Professor Carolyn Tarrant, Health Sciences, gives her inaugural lecture entitled: ‘Antibiotic over-use - addressing the problem using social science and healthcare improvement’

The lecture will be held at 5.30pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome building.

Join us afterwards for drinks and nibbles.

For more information please contact Dr Danni Benyon-Payne - dmrbp1@le.ac.uk

Synopsis: Improving the quality and safety of healthcare can be difficult, and often requires people and organisations to change the way they do things. Social science theory has an important role to play in healthcare improvement, providing a way of understanding behaviours and practices and how to change them. Using examples from my work into optimising antibiotic use, I will explore how social science theory can stimulate new ways of looking at a complex problem, and point to novel approaches to improving practice.

Biog: Carolyn Tarrant is lead of the Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) Group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, UK. She is a social scientist with expertise in qualitative methods, including ethnographic methods in applied healthcare research. She has been an investigator on several projects funded thorough the Joint Research Councils UK Theme of Behaviour Change and Antimicrobial Resistance. This includes a pump-priming grant to explore approaches to reducing broad-spectrum antibiotic use in acute medical patients internationally, and a study of the use of behaviour change theory to design interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing across the healthcare economy in the UK. She has conducted research into the implementation of improvement programmes for healthcare associated infections and sepsis. She leads qualitative work packages across a number of large grants funded through the NIHR, including multi-site ethnographic research on patient experience and reflective learning in acute care (PEARL study). She is Assistant Editor for the journals BMJ Quality & Safety, and the Journal of Hospital Infection.

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