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
NICE Impact: new Mental Health report
Created on Friday, 05 Apr 2019.
Mental health conditions are the largest single cause of disability in the UK, with one in 4 adults experiencing a mental health condition in any given year. NICE plays a key role in setting high standards for the care of people with mental health conditions. Since the publication of NICE’s first guideline, which was on schizophrenia in 2002, NICE has published a large suite of 33 guidelines and 18 quality standards to support the identification and management of common and severe mental health conditions in children, young people and adults. This report considers how
NICE’s evidence-based guidance cancontribute to improvements in the care ofpeople with mental health conditions. Areas covered:
- Common mental health disorders
- Severe mental illness
- People's experience of care
- Spotlight on children and yourng people
Recent research design publications February 2019
Created on Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019.
Recent research design publications January 2019
Created on Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019.
Recent research design publications December 2018
Created on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018.
Recent research design publications November 2018
Created on Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018.
Other items of interest
- Dr Damian Roland, Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in paediatric emergency medicine, shares his advice on how an early career award from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme can be a stepping stone to a research career.
- JAMA Network podcasts, a show about ideas and innovations in medicine, science and clinical practice: https://sites.jamanetwork.com/audio/
Recent research design publications October 2018
Created on Thursday, 18 Oct 2018.
- Global public attitudes about clinical research and patient experiences with clinical trials, JAMA Network, 5 October 2018
- Co-production from proposal to paper, Nature, Gary Hickey, Tessa Richards, Jess Sheehy, 3 October 2018
- Collaboration between academics and industry in clinical trials: cross-sectional study of publications and survey of lead academic authors, BMJ, 3 October 2018
- Stop, collaborate and listen, an article in Research Fortnight that looks at top tips for forging research collaborations, 3 October 2018
- The potential for co production to add value to research, editorial by Dr Gary Hickey,
Health Expectations, 31 August 2018
- Development of an online resource for recruitment research in clinical trials to organise and map current literature, Clinical Trials, 31 August 2018
- Age of data at the time of publication of contemporary clinical trials, JAMA Network, 10 August 2018