Created on Friday, 26 Mar 2021. Posted in News Items
The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute has created a podcast series focusing on the field of health care improvement studies. In each episode, guests explain their research interests and discuss how their disciplines can potentially contribute to health care improvement research.
Listen to the podcast via the THIS.Institute website: www.thisinstitute.cam.ac.uk/podcast
Created on Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021. Posted in News Items
On Monday 8 February, Dr Sarah Marie Hall (University of Manchester) will talk about the development of an Oral Histories and Futures technique aimed at capturing reflections on past, present and prospective life-courses.
Register to attend this online CRR seminar via this form.
A free MOOC developed by Coventry University - 'Healthcare Research: For Healthcare Professionals' - will begin on 18 January 2021.
If you are looking for an introduction to healthcare research, this short course might be useful.
The NPRCs are dedicated to delivering late-phase commercial research by:
For more information, visit the NIHR website.
Created on Thursday, 12 Nov 2020. Posted in EDI
the INCLUDE ethnicity framework which is a very comprehensive resource pack for helping researchers to identify which ethnic groups need to be represented in clinical trials and what the barriers to recruitment might be. The resource pack can be downloaded from https://www.trialforge.org/trial-forge-centre/include/
Created on Thursday, 05 Nov 2020. Posted in EDI
This one-hour seminar explores how existing health inequalities and social determinants of health are interacting with COVID-19 to create a Syndemic Pandemic effect – where we are witnessing closely intertwined and mutually enhancing health and social determinants combining to exacerbate the impact of COVID-19. This could also deepen health inequalities even further in the long-term, if we don’t act now.
The seminar then goes on to discuss what health care systems can do to address our health and care inequalities and outcomes.
Resources are always tight in social care, and these pressures have grown as a result of recent substantial cuts in local authority funding. Difficult choices have to be made about how to use available resources.
The ESSENCE project collated economic evidence on adult social care services, and made it available to decision-makers, managers, practitioners and users to inform their decisions. The ESSENCE Toolkit coveres a comprehensive collection of relevant research and summarised it with individual case summaries (33) as well as a searchable database of evidence (231 sources).
Created on Thursday, 17 Sep 2020. Posted in End of life care
The aim of this guidance is to support clinicians and others in considering the needs of and providing high quality care for frail older people as they move towards the end of their lives. It aims to prompt and support timely discussions about preferences for care, ideally at a time which facilitates the input of the older person themselves.
If you are researching in the area of end of life care this is a valuable guide to the issues around endo of life care and current best practice.
Created on Thursday, 17 Sep 2020. Posted in Social Care
Great introduction to social care research by Martin Knapp from the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR). For more information about the SSCR take a look that their website and join the weekly Tuesday lunchtime webinars.
Created on Thursday, 13 Aug 2020. Posted in Funding
Make sure the case of need and cost is described clearly, and the process evaluation activities are well integrated into the main study and not confused with other qualitative or recruitment optimisation activities
If the above criteria are met then take a look at the MRC guidance on how to design and conduct process evaluation