A recent interview featured on The Guardian website with Greta Westwood, deputy director of research at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has emphasised the role of research in improving patient care.
Greta explains how a research-positive culture throughout the hospital has resulted from hospital staff being supported to undertake research, and how she believes this culture is benefitting the patients.
These comments are extremely encouraging for staff and patients in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, who may be benefitting – directly or indirectly – from the work of the SRMRC and other research groups within the hospital. It is hoped that Greta’s findings will set an agenda for supporting research in hospitals throughout the UK.
You can view the interview with Greta Westwood on The Guardian website by clicking here.