This week we speak with our friend Dr Damian Roland. Damian is a Consultant at the University of Leicester NHS Trust in the UK and Honorary Associate Professor for the University of Leicester Sapphire group. He specialises in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and is a passionate believer that education exists to be shared – the #FOAMed social movement providing a mechanism to do this.
His research interests include evaluation of educational interventions and improving the recognition of illness in children. Damian developed the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS), which is now available as an app to help with communication between himself and colleagues in the hospital setting. It has been shortlisted for two healthcare technology awards.
Damian is also leading the Innovation theme for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Paediatrics 2040 Project. He also regularly lectures on decision making in paediatric practice.
The theme of todays conversation is centered around Social and Damian has a strong interest in Social Media as a means of knowledge translation using Twitter and his own blog Rolobot Rambles. We also hear his experiences of children's healthcare during the current pandemic.
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