Nick is a recently qualified GP who practises clinically at a local surgery alongside his research work. He maintains a wide interest in the transition of care between hospital and community settings, and how research can inform and measurably improve practice.
– Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nottingham, 2013
– Bachelor of Medical Sciences, University of Nottingham, 2011
– Master of Philosophy in Engineering, University of Cambridge 2019
– Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 2020
– Diploma of Child Health, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2016
Nick is continuing work to improve communication between primary and secondary care with a focus on patient safety and continuity of care at hospital discharge. The thesis of his research MPhil in Engineering provided the groundwork for this research and this has now formed the basis of a new module for 4th Year students at the University of Cambridge Medical School.
Palliative care represents a potential ‘perfect storm’ for discharge communication and so this is a key target for improvement work
Komashie A, Ward JR, Bashford T, Dickerson T, Kaya GK , Liu YY , Kuhn, Gunay A, Kohler K, Boddy N, Clarkson PJ et al. “A Systems approach to health service design, delivery and improvement: a systematic review and meta-analysis” BMJ Open 2021;0:e037667