Monthly Archives: September 2018

Enventure Research presents findings on Data Sharing for Public Benefit research conducted on behalf of GMCA

Following a three phase research and engagement project on the attitudes towards data and information sharing for public benefit, Enventure Research has presented its findings to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), who commissioned the work.

 

The first phase of the research consisted of a series of five focus groups with residents of five Greater Manchester boroughs (Manchester, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Trafford). The findings of these groups subsequently informed the survey used in the second phase, which was completed on-street by a team of Enventure’s fully trained interviewers with 1,021 members of the public. Following the survey, depth interviews were held with 23 professionals from the public sector and a further five focus groups were held with residents in Wigan, Stockport, Bolton, Salford and Tameside.

 

Enventure Research provided GMCA with a comprehensive research report detailing all of the research findings from the three phases. The report included a series of actionable recommendations for GMCA to help it develop a resident engagement strategy and help determine key tactics for a public awareness campaign on the wider public service reform and information sharing. On 17th September, the findings were presented to representatives from a number of Greater Manchester public sector organisations.

AAGBI survey of anaesthetists to understand experiences of suicide

Enventure Research has recently launched an online survey on behalf of the AAGBI to understand anaesthetists’ experience of colleagues’ suicide following the rise of anecdotal reports of suicides amongst anaesthetists.

 

A Working Party was established by the AAGBI to produce guidance for departments and staff in the event of an anaesthetist’s suicide and possible preventative measures. The findings from this research will help to inform the guidance and provide a better understanding of anaesthetists’ experiences and the current level of resources and guidance.

 

The questionnaire was designed in partnership between Enventure Research and the AAGBI, and aims to establish the current levels of resources and guidance available to anaesthetists in terms of mental health, suicide and addiction. Anaesthetists will also be asked to share any personal experience of the death by suicide of an anaesthetic or intensivist colleague whilst working in the same department as them.

 

The online survey will run until the end of October and invites all anaesthetists in the UK and Ireland to complete it, rather than just those who are members of the AAGBI. Following the survey being closed, Enventure Research will analyse the data and write a fully comprehensive and detailed report.