BMAT STEM Academy students help Harlow hospital with quality improvement project

TEENAGERS have helped Princess Alexandra Hospital to complete a quality improvement project.

Year 11 students at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, were invited to help with the research project during their internship week last academic year.

The six students – Georgia Sims, Lucy Cox, Ronnie Witcomb, Katie Mossey, Ruby Ayres and Mathys Koa – worked with a range of hospital staff and looked at ways of improving patient outcomes, as well as saving the NHS money and time.

The students presented their work to hospital staff and, as a result, were invited to take part in a larger Event in The Tent event.

Paul Andrew, assistant head and science teacher, said: “This event is part of a drive by Princess Alexandra Hospital to improve their care and quality grading, where the emphasis is on working with all hospital staff to look at ways of improving patient outcome.

“The students were invited to present their projects alongside doctors, nurses, midwives, porters and consultants and explained their recommendations to improve patient care to a wide range of hospital staff.

“The students have been working closely with Robbie Ayres, governor at BMAT STEM and deputy director of quality improvement, who helped to provide this superb opportunity for our students to engage with adults and learn about the skills of presentation.”

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