Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £30,401.00 - £43,772.00 gross per year
  • Bradford


Do you want your research to benefit patients and families?

Are you interested in how the NHS can improve quality and patient safety?

Patient and Family Involvement in Serious Incident Investigations (PFI-SII)

Research Programme

Post 1 – Post Ref: A-19-32496: Senior Research Fellow – Band 7, Full Time, 39 mths

Post 2 – Post Ref: A-19-32494: Research Fellow – Band 6, Full Time, 39 mths

The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) Group is seeking to appoint two enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated researchers to take leading roles in the conduct and management of a significant programme of patient safety research. The research, funded over a 39-month period by the National Institute for Health Research, will aim to first explore the experience of patients and families, and staff who have been involved in a serious incident and/or investigation in acute and mental health settings, and the process of further litigation. We will use this information to co-design with patients and families, staff and other stakeholders, new guidance for the involvement of patients and families in serious incident investigations. We will go on to evaluate these new processes in a small number of cases across mental health settings, acute care settings and nationally, within the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch. The aim of this work is to support those involved in investigating serious harm events in the settings described above, to work together meaningfully and collaboratively with patients and families, and to improve the experience at this most difficult time, and the learning from these investigations.

Post 1: Senior Research Fellow

We are seeking an extremely capable and motivated qualitative researcher to lead the overall programme of research. This important and challenging role will be to work with the Principal Investigator (Jane O’Hara) to manage all aspects of the programme. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have experience of qualitative health services research, with in particular, experience of working sensitively with research participants, and in sensitive research topic areas. This post would have supervisory responsibilities for other members of research staff.

Post 2: Research Fellow

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised researcher with experience of qualitative research. The successful candidate would support the work of the Senior Research Fellow in all aspects of the programme, from supporting research ethics and governance, liaising with patients and families as participants and researchers, as well as interviewing and analysis. We anticipate that the successful candidate will take an important role in the ethnographic testing phase of the research, so candidates with experience of this would be welcomed.

The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group:

The successful candidates will join the YQSR Group (

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