Bayside Health Service’s passion for research has been showcased at the second Bayside Research Symposium - a true indicator that the research culture and capacity at Bayside is growing.
Attendees heard from renowned and expert speakers, enjoying 16 presentations throughout the day both in-person and virtually with session topics including improving patient outcomes, advancing quality of person-centred care and patient and staff wellbeing.
Bayside’s Research Advisory Group (RAG) Chair Dr Salih Salih said the Bayside Research Symposium was a platform for researchers to present their work and disseminate knowledge after completing a research project.
He said it provided a networking opportunity to enhance collaboration between local and non-local researchers and facilities.
“Research is the driver for excellent evidence based clinical practice," he said. "It allows clinicians to review their practice and explore methods to improve it, which enhances their knowledge and improves patient outcomes.
“The Bayside Research Symposium reflects the exceptional clinical practice and research work undertaken at Bayside to optimise patient care."
Dr Salih said events like the Bayside Research Symposium often inspired clinicians to consider conducting research and stimulated the generation of a research question or topic of interest.
He said following the success of the inaugural symposium and appointment of the Bayside Research Manager last year, there had been increasing interest from multiple Bayside hospital departments to conduct research, and an increase in the number of locally generated research projects and manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.
“All Bayside clinical staff are encouraged to conduct research. Novice researchers should discuss their ideas with their manager initially and then contact the Research Manager for further advice and support. Research workshops can also be accessed by novice researchers.
“Research should be part of everyday clinical activity conducted by our clinicians and embedded in usual practice,” he said.