Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling

Clinical Academic Fellow

Background

Introduction

Rashmi is a Clinical Academic Fellow based at the Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust. Her current work field focuses on reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) for patients with short-term urinary catheters through developing interventions and their implementation in clinical practice.

Current area of expertise: Reduction in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs); Development, implementation and evaluation of behaviour change interventions; Implementation Science; Health Psychology and Behaviour Change Theories; Setting up, streamlining and evaluation of clinical services.

 

Previous areas of research: Oncology, Gastroenterology, Diagnosis and Management of Syncope (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Anaesthetics &Critical Care.


Research methods: Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs), Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Trials, Mixed-methods research (qualitative and quantitative), Audit and Feedback interventions, Service Evaluation.

 




Research

Current project:

REDUCE: Reducing the duration of urinary catheters- a mixed methods study exploring patient and clinician behavioural determinants to early catheter removal.

Funded by: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Host Institution: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH)

Period: June 2013- current

Chief Investigator (CI): Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling

Principal Investigator (PI): Chris Harding (NuTH)


Selected previous projects:

Patients’ perspectives on timing of urinary catheter removal after surgery: a qualitative study in surgical setting

Funded by: UK Medical Research Council (MRC)

Host Institution: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Period: Sept 2008- Aug 2011

CI: Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling

PI: Professor Rob Pickard


The Catheter Trial: Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults requiring short-term catheterisation: multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of antimicrobial- and antiseptic-impregnated urethral catheters

Funded by: NIHR - Health Technology Assessment Programme

Host Institution: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Period: Sept 2008- April 2011

Trial Manager: Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling (North East England Centres)

CI: Professor Samuel McClinton (Aberdeen University)

PI: Professor Rob Pickard (Newcastle University)


Teaching

Clinical Lecturer

Programme: MBBS (Stage 2 & 4)

Newcastle University, UK

September 2013- current


Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Programme: Masters in Clinical Research

Newcastle University, UK

April 2012- March 2013

Publications

  • Bhardwaj R, Presseau J, Carrick-Sen D, Pickard R. Reducing the Duration of Urinary Catheters: A Protocol. In: 9th UK Society of Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Oxford, UK. 2013.
  • Bhardwaj R, Plummer CJ, Fazal IA, McComb JM. Non-medical role development; a report of describing experiences of setting-up the Implantable Loop Recorder Service by a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a regional cardiac centre in the North East. In: 15th Nursing & Midwifery Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 2013.
  • Bhardwaj R, Pickard R, Carrick-Sen D, Brittain K. Patients’ perspectives on timing of urinary catheter removal after surgery. British Journal of Nursing 2012, 21(18), S4-S9.
  • Bhardwaj R, Pickard R. Contributing to Clinical Research: a practical guide. Eye News 2011, Apr/May, 12-17.
  • Bhardwaj R, Pickard R, Rees J. Documented adherence to standards and guidelines: an audit. British Journal of Nursing 2010, 19(18), S26-30.
  • Bhardwaj R, Pickard R. Contributing to Clinical Research: a practical guide. Urology News 2010, 2, 12-14.
  • Bhardwaj R, Pickard R, Presseau J. Mixed methods study of Reducing the Duration of Urinary Catheters: Preliminary findings of the qualitative phase. In: Canadian Knowledge Translation Annual Scientific Meeting. 2014, Québec, Canada.