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The latest ‘Improvement science and research methods seminar’ on ‘Discourse analysis’ was delivered by Michael Toze, doctoral student at CaHRU. Discourse analysis aims to study the use of oral and textual communication in relation to meaning beyond the words, social context and thought and focuses on analysing how speech and text are organised to achieve an end. The speaker went on to explain related methods such as conversation analysis, content analysis, critical discourse analysis and ethnomethodology an their applications. Finally, Michael described how he was using discourse analysis in his doctoral research exploring competing discourses about sexuality, gender identity and health in LGBT people interacting with general practice staff. The seminar was well attended by colleagues from CaHRU, the School of Health and Social Care, and researchers from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.