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SIRCLE Pre-Survey Training at the Programme
22 Nurses and Clinical Officers from a selection of Kenyan hospitals attended a Pre-Survey Training from the 18th - 22nd June at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi. The five day pre-survey training was organized by the Health Services and Implementation Research and Clinical Excellence (SIRCLE) team that is seeking to build research capacity in health systems research in Kenya.
The Pre-Survey Training was a precursor to a nationwide survey that aims to assess the quality of care in Kenyan Hospitals. The surveys intend to evaluate the level of care in a selection of Level 4 and 5 hospitals between June and July 2012 and will specifically include:
- ‘Hospital Reforms’ surveys that will be carried out by Ministry of Medical Services( MoMS) staff in over 100 facilities with data collection tool development and analysis to be supported by SIRCLE
- ‘Clinical Service Review and Supervision’ surveys that will be carried out in 22 facilities by MoMS staff facilities using approaches that have been developed by MoMS staff and SIRCLE researchers. Data analysis and report writing will be supported by SIRCLE
- ‘Detailed Quality of Care’ surveys that will be carried out in 22 facilities by SIRCLE researchers supported by MoMS. Data entry will use a web-based, open-source platform and analysis and report writing will be undertaken by SIRCLE.
The SIRCLE Collaboration is a joint effort between the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi and Ministry of Medical Services. The main strategic objectives of the SIRCLE Collaboration are:
- To expand the use of available research evidence in the development of health care practice standards in paediatric, new-born and maternal health using systematic reviews and the GRADE methodology.
- To develop the methodology for defining, collecting and analysing health service delivery information related to paediatric, neonatal and maternal care from rural and regional hospitals (Levels 4 and 5 of the health system, now numbering over 300 facilities.