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Process improvement & patient safety

Steve New’s research and teaching in health care focuses on the development of better standards of patient safety. He is currently working closely with a team within the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences on several projects related to patient safety. One major project (funded by a Programme Grant from the NIHR) involved a synthesis of aspects of the LEAN and CRM interventions to optimise safety performance in surgery.

Additionally, he  contributes to a module on the new (continuing education-delivered) MSc in Surgical Science and Practice entitled "Quality Improvement Science and Systems Thinking."

Steve’s other work  has included investigations of so-called ‘bed-blocking’ for a County Council; research work on the delivery of domiciliary care and a study on the environmental 'greening' of the supply chain for medical products (particularly PVC drip bags).

Steve New is Associate Professor in Operations Management at Saïd Business School and Fellow of Hertford College at the University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include supply chain management and process improvement.

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