My current research and educational interests are captured in the theme of health care quality improvement. My interest in improving health care quality has been built on a diverse clinical background in nursing, project management experience aiming to reduce error in clinical skills, and a co-ordinating role for safety, governance and risk within the NHS.
1 - MSc Advanced Practice, Nursing
Dissertation (A2) Sept 2008 – April 2009 Critical Appraisal Skills for Practitioners Sept 2006 – Dec 2006 Leadership in Advanced Practice Feb 2006 – June 2006 Nursing Politics and Social Change Nov 2005 – Feb 2006 Risk and Accountability Sept 2005 - Nov 2005
2 - Certificate in Education
Action Research Feb 2004 – June 2004 Student Support Nov 2003 – Feb 2004 Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice Sept 2003 – Nov 2003
BSc Hons Health and Social Care The Open University
Critical Practice in Health and Social Care Feb 2000 – Oct 2000 - Professional development - Challenging practice - Working with changing structures - Evaluating research in health and social care - Using evidence in health and social care Promoting health: skills, perspectives and practice Feb 1998 – October 1998 - Exploring health promotion - Communicating and educating for health - Investigating health information - Evaluating health promotion - Evaluating community action
Diploma in Nursing and Health
- Life sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Ethics, Health & Communication
Event / Presentation
Quality Improvement Projects for All, at How to Rock the Boat and Stay in It. Helen Bevan Event
Learning by Doing: Students’ Experience of a Practicum. Learning and Teaching Conference
Supporting Successful Transition into Nurse Education and Nursing Practice: Sharing Lessons from a Pre-nursing Scholarship. International Nurse Education Conference
Building Quality Improvement Capacity and Capability: A Practicum for All. Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER
Human Factors and Improving Patient Safety; QI for All.. National Scottish Medical Education Conference
Piloting the IHI Practicum in a Nursing Curriculum. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Resilience and Quality Improvement. Reducing Harm, Improving Care; All Teach, All Learn.
Compassion or speed, which is a more accurate indicator of health care quality in the emergency department from the patients’ perspective?. NHS Highland Research Seminar
Piloting the IHI Practicum in a Nursing Curriculum: Where Are We At?. SABRE R&D Conference
How Do We Get Student Nurses to Do Quality Improvement? . Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER): Inaugural Scottish Conference
How Do We Know We Are Improving? Evaluating Quality Improvement Education,. Academic Collaboration in Quality 2012, Health Improvement Scotland
Learning from Adverse Events. Reducing Harm, Improving Healthcare: Patients, Staff and Students
Embedding Quality and Safety Delivery into the Nursing Curriculum: Our Journey So Far. Healthcare Improvement Scotland: SPSP Faculty Engagement Event 2011 Healthcare Improvement Scotland
An integrated strategy for multi-professional education and training for procedural clinical skills. NHS Scotland Event 2009: "Working Together For A Healthier Scotland", SECC, Glasgow, 16-17 June 2009 NHS Scotland
TEaching Clinical Skills Trainers (TECST) – developing a faculty. AMEE 2006: Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference: Genoa, Italy, 14-18 September 2006
I am currently conducting a PhD by publication. My collections of studies are aiming to explore ways of measuring the patients' perspective of hospital quality of care which are fit for purpose. I have utilised a range of methods - integrative review, systematic review, retrospective care matched review and a cross sectional survey. I have used both qualitative and quantitative date, including psychometrics for instrument critique.
Leung J, Ferrari A, Baxter A, Schoultz M, Beattie M & Harris M (2017) Systematic reviews: inducting research students into scholarly conversations?. Higher Education Research and Development, 36 (1), pp. 217-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1190527
James B, Beattie M, Shepherd A, Armstrong L & Wilkinson JE (2016) Time, fear and transformation: Student nurses' experiences of doing a practicum (quality improvement project) in practice. Nurse Education in Practice, 19, pp. 70-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.05.004
Beattie M, Shepherd A, Lauder W, Atherton I, Cowie J & Murphy D (2016) Development and preliminary psychometric properties of the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEFIT). BMJ Open, 6 (6), Art. No.: e010101. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010101
Smith A, Beattie M & Kyle R (2015) “I know exactly what I’m getting into”: Recommendations for pre-nursing experience: Evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship programme. Nursing Open, 2 (3), pp. 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.23
Smith A, Beattie M & Kyle R (2015) Stepping up, stepping back, stepping forward: student nurses’ experiences as peer mentors in a pre-nursing scholarship [Nurse Education in Practice]. Nurse Education in Practice, 15 (6), pp. 492-497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.03.005
Beattie M, Murphy D, Atherton I & Lauder W (2015) Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: A systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 4, Art. No.: 97. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0089-0
Beattie M & Carolan C (2014) Systems Thinking. In: Bowie P & de Wet C (eds.) Safety and Improvement in Primary Care: The Essential Guide. London: Radcliffe Publishing. http://www.radcliffehealth.com/shop/safety-and-improvement-primary-care-essential-guide
Beattie M, Smith A & Kyle RG (2014) Sadness, socialisation and shifted perceptions: school pupils’ stories of a pre-nursing scholarship. Nurse Education Today, 34 (6), pp. 894-898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.01.016
Beattie M, Lauder W, Atherton I & Murphy D (2014) Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3, Art. No.: 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-4
Beattie M, Shepherd A & Howieson B (2013) Do the Institute of Medicines’ (IOM) dimensions of quality capture the current meaning of quality in health care? – An integrative review. Journal of Research in Nursing, 18 (4), pp. 288-304. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987112440568
Beattie M, Atherton I, McLennan B & Lauder W (2012) Compassion or speed, which is a more accurate indicator of healthcare quality in the emergency department from the patients’ perspective?. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2 (4), pp. 647-655. http://ijpcm.org/index.php/IJPCM/article/view/306
Beattie M, Shepherd A, Maher S & Grant J (2012) Continual improvement in ventilator acquired pneumonia bundle compliance: A retrospective case matched review. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 28 (5), pp. 255-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2012.01.007
Beattie M (2012) Potential use of silver-alloy urinary catheters for reducing infection rates. International Hospital Equipment and Solutions. 01.2012. http://www.ihe-online.com/feature-articles/potential-use-of-silver-alloy-urinary-catheters-for-reducing-infection-rates/index.html
Beattie M (2011) A Study Proposal: Comparing Waiting Time and Perceived Empathy with Satisfaction of Care in A&E (Presentation) Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Day, NHS Highland, Inverness, UK, 09.11.2011-09.11.2011.
Beattie M, Shepherd A & Scott J (2011) Integrating the Quality Strategy into the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing Curriculum. Policy Matters: Integrating Person Centredness, Patient Safety and Effectiveness into the Pre-registration Nursing Curriculum Conference 2011, Inverness, UK, 09.11.2011-09.11.2011.
Beattie M & Shepherd A (2011) Embedding Quality and Safety Delivery into the Nursing Curriculum: Our Journey So Far (Presentation) Healthcare Improvement Scotland: SPSP Faculty Engagement Event 2011, Scotland, 24.10.2011-24.10.2011.
Beattie M & Taylor J (2011) Silver alloy vs. uncoated urinary catheters: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (15-16), pp. 2098-2108. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03561.x
Beattie M (2011) What is the Current Meaning of Quality in the Health Care Literature? An Integrative Review (Presentation) NHS Highland Research and Development (R&D) Day 2011, Inverness, UK, 24.06.2011-24.06.2011.
Gordon L, Tully V, Ker JS, Lawrie C & Beattie M (2009) An integrated strategy for multi-professional education and training for procedural clinical skills (Presentation) HEA Health Conference, “elearning in Healthcare education”, University of Warwick, July 2009, Warwick, UK, 31.07.2009-31.07.2009.
Gordon L, Tully V, Ker JS, Lawrie C & Beattie M (2009) An integrated strategy for multi-professional education and training for procedural clinical skills. NHS Scotland Event 2009: "Working Together For A Healthier Scotland", SECC, Glasgow, 16-17 June 2009, Glasgow, UK, 16.06.2009-17.06.2009.
Beattie M, Walker H & Campbell D (2008) Measuring and Learning from Adverse Events: UK Adverse Event Trigger Tool. International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2008, Paris, France, 22.04.2008-25.04.2008.
Beattie M & Walker H (2008) Measuring and Learning from Adverse Events. NHS/QIS National Clinical Governance Conference: "Facing Challenges - Sharing Solutions II: Delivering Quality Improvement in NHS Scotland", Airth Castle Hotel Falkirk, 22-23 January 2008, Falkirk, UK, 22.01.2008-22.01.2008.
Beattie M & Lawrie C (2006) Facilitating a workshop - Innovative Use of I.T. in Clinical Skills Training (Presentation) Scottish Clinical Skills Network, University of Edinburgh, 2006, Edinburgh, UK, 31.12.2006-31.12.2006.
Beattie M & Hogg G (2006) Designing, Developing and Evaluating a Generic Skills Course for Hospital at Night Practitioners. 2nd International Conference in Simulation in Interprofessional Education, Aberdeen, UK, 25.10.2006-25.10.2006.
Beattie M, Ambrose L & Ker JS (2006) Teaching Clinical Skills Trainers (TECST) – developing a faculty (Presentation) AMEE 2006: Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference: Genoa, Italy, 14-18 September 2006, Genoa, Italy, 14.09.2006-18.09.2006.
Beattie M, Hogg G & Ker JS (2006) The challenges of initiating a multi-professional clinical skills project. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 20 (3), p. 290–301. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820600649755
This dissertation module enables students to devise and deliver a QI project within their area of work, whilst enabling them to analyse and critique the theoretical concepts of QI. To date, students have produced some excellent projects, which have led to system changes within their wider health board areas.
ADPP12 Quality Improvement Projects in Health and Social Care
This online module forms part of the MSc in Advanced Practice. The course offers practitioners and managers in health care the opportunity to ‘make an improvement’ in practice whilst studying at masters level. The assignment clearly links the theoretical concepts of quality improvement with practice.
NMHU8AD/MH Delivering Health Care
This module aims to prepare students for the complexity of modern health care. The module focuses on assimilation of knowledge from all previous adult and mental health modules. Key topic areas are QI, leadership, and management of care.