Affra Al Shamsi
Library & Knowledge Services Manager
Medway NHS Foundation TrustEngland - Kent Surrey Sussex
I am the manager of Medway Foundation Trust Library and Knowledge Services. I started in March/April, so after Covid restrictions had come in. I have worked in knowledge services in healthcare for over 15 years. Before joining Medway I did my PhD in Sheffield on understanding the factors that affect knowledge sharing, communication and teamwork in healthcare cross-professional teams.
I am a multi-disciplinary professional with a passion for Quality Improvement, Knowledge Mobilisation(KMb) and Evidence for Decision Making. I am a QI and KMb coach and work with Medway Innovation Institute to support Medway professionals identify, carry out and implement QI projects. One of my current projects is marrying KMb and QI processes to deliver the best results.
Personally, I like to challenge myself. I enjoy running, and have completed several races over the last years. I also like going for long walks and finding new places to enjoy, sketching and drawing, and mushroom spotting!
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Areas of interest
- Collaboration and networking
- Efficiency and productivity
- Improvement research
- Integrated care
- Patient and public involvement
- Patient experience
- Patient safety
- Person-centred care
- Quality improvement
- Quality of care