Improving NT health outcomes through research

Earlier this month some amazing Northern Territory clinicians presented their work at the Top End Health Service Research Symposium for Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners held at Flinders NT Royal Darwin Hospital.

The presentations highlighted the importance of developing local knowledge and expertise through research which is applicable to the unique Top End context.

Leigh Moore, Flinders NT lecturer in Nursing and Allied Health said, “it is wonderful to see the passion that these clinicians have for providing quality healthcare for their clients. Much of their research is self-driven and often extends into their own time.”

Transferrable research that informs the health service and improves health outcomes is something that Flinders NT is very happy to support by sponsoring the People’s Choice award at the Symposium this year.

The winning presentation was Partnerships and Paradigm Shifts: Tools to Sustainably Eliminate Chronic Hepatitis B from the NT which shared new learnings and a model of care for chronic hepatitis B. The researchers involved in this project were Kelly Hosking, Dr Jane Davies, Dr Christine Connors and Linda Bunn. Kelly, a registered nurse with over 20 years of postgraduate experience in nursing and public health presented their work.

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