Reimagining research - Wellcome report
Created on Tuesday, 19 May 2020.
Wellcome has published a report, What researchers think about the culture they work in. The results are based on a survey of more than 4,000 researchers in the UK and globally, and nearly 100 in-depth interviews.
Young people's mental health and wellbeing research report
Created on Monday, 10 Feb 2020.
Mental Health |
Over the past three years, Healthwatch England has heard from over 20,000 young people about their experiences of mental health support. To gain a deeper understanding of this issues, they brought together 47 young people, aged 16-25, to talk about what affects their mental health, their current experiences of care, and what services can do to better support them. The key findings are below but the full report is online.
What do young people want their mental health support to look like?
- Better education and communication, such as mental health awareness days in school and regular mental health check-ups every six months.
More options for treatment and personalised care, such as more flexible appointment times and access to different types of therapies.
- Opportunities for peer support with others who have a mental health condition.
NIHR Themed Review Better Health and Care for All
Created on Monday, 10 Feb 2020.
This review brings together NIHR-funded research for and about health and social care services for people with learning disabilities. Work is needed to improve care for these people, who experience poorer health and die earlier than the general population. Many of these deaths could be prevented by public health interventions or better access to high quality care. This review features 23 recent studies with important findings for those who commission, deliver, work in and use these services. These range from qualitative research on user experience to randomised trials of complex new services. Many of these studies involved people with learning disability and family carers in the research and in delivering some of the interventions.
This review looks primarily at studies of health and social care services targeted at people with lived experience of learning disabilities and their families. It excludes studies specifically concerned with autism because these may relate to separate pathways and services. Although there is a small number of studies on services for children, most are on services for adults. The NIHR has funded many studies on the effectiveness of individual interventions, from drugs to psychological therapies, but the focus of this review is on services for people with learning disabilities. These interventions are only included where the study is also about how this works in the context of health and social care services.
Annual information on the health and care of people with learning disabilities from NHS Digital
Created on Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020.
Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities, 2018-191 summarises data relating to 54% of patients in England on key health issues for people recorded by their GP as having a learning disability. It also includes comparative data about patients recorded by their GP as not having a learning disability, to show differences in health and care between the two groups.
For the first time, this publication contains a standardised mortality ratio, comparing mortality for those with a learning disability against those without.
Statistics about the prevalence of various health conditions, such as epilepsy and heart disease, are also included.
Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback
Created on Thursday, 16 Jan 2020.
Public Involvement |
This review brings together nine recent NIHR studies looking at how NHS organisations use patient feedback to make improvements to services. Evidence ranges from online ratings to real-time feedback in different settings, from hospital wards to general practice and mental health.
This research can help health providers to make best use of patient surveys and other data from patients on their care. Studies found that more effort has been spent on collecting data, with less attention to how it can be used to improve services. Findings included the need to integrate patient experience data and activity with other quality improvement work in trusts. Research also shows the importance of positive feedback and how online and unsolicited responses can be used alongside survey data to make a difference.
New RDS Literature Searching Videos - Finding Evidence to Support Your Research Proposal
Created on Monday, 06 Jan 2020.
Finding Evidence to Support Your Research Proposal Video Series: 4 short videos which are a mix of powerpoint presentations and some demonstrations with accompanying audio.
Guidance on how to develop complex interventions to improve health and healthcare
Created on Monday, 07 Oct 2019.
This guidance on intervention development presents a set of principles and actions for future developers to consider throughout the development process. There is insufficient research evidence to recommend that a particular published approach or set of actions is essential to produce a successful intervention. Some aspects of the guidance may not be relevant to some interventions or contexts, and not all developers are fortunate enough to have a large amount of resource available to them, so a flexible approach to using the guidance is required. The best way to use the guidance is to consider each action by addressing its relevance to a specific intervention in a specific context, both at the start and throughout the development process.
Patient and public involvement in dementia research in the European Union: a scoping review
Created on Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019.
This scoping review describes the extent and nature of PPI in dementia research in the European Union (EU) and summarises: (i) how PPI is carried out; and (ii) the impact of PPI on people living with dementia and the public, researchers, and the research process.
The Research Impact Handbook
Created on Friday, 26 Jul 2019.
Fast track the impact of your research with evidence-based tools you can use immediately. Second edition is ully updated and redesigned with over 100 pages of new material, packed full of practical tips, techniques, templates, case studies and personal stories that will inspire and equip you with the skills and confidence you need to make a difference.
Economic analysis of service and delivery interventions in health care
Created on Thursday, 11 Apr 2019.
In 2016, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library published a series of essays, in which a range of UK and international experts in health services research identified current developments and future challenges in methods to evaluate health, social care and public health innovations. It was recognised that this volume did not comprehensively address the full array of methods. One such gap was the economic evaluation of service innovations.
There are well-developed guidelines for economic evaluation of clearly defined clinical interventions, but no such guidelines for economic analysis of service interventions. Distinctive challenges for analysis of service interventions include diffuse effects, wider system impacts, and variability in implementation, costs and effects. Cost-effectiveness evidence is as important for service interventions as for clinical interventions. There is also an important role for wider forms of economic analysis to increase our general understanding of context, processes and behaviours in the care system. Methods exist to estimate the cost-effectiveness of service interventions before and after introduction, to measure patient and professional preferences, to reflect the value of resources used by service interventions, and to capture wider system effects, but these are not widely applied. Future priorities for economic analysis should be to produce cost-effectiveness evidence and to increase our understanding of how service interventions affect, and are affected by, the care system.
THis curent report looks at:
- Scope and role for economic analysis
- Distinctive issues in the economic analysis of service interventions
- Challenges for economic analysis of service interventions
- Recent developments
- Future challenges and priorities