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Patient-initiated appointment systems: an alternative for hospital outpatient care?

Patient-initiated appointment systems enable patients to request a medical appointment when they feel it is needed. It does not completely replace the need for traditional scheduled follow-up appointments (arranged by the clinician), but the new system could reduce the number... Continue Reading →

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The Evidence Synthesis Team: Not just review monkeys!

This week for #ESTturns10 we have been tweeting about our methods work. On Monday we focused on our involvement in the PenARC question prioritisation process. Engaging stakeholders in establishing a research agenda encourages the most relevant health questions to be... Continue Reading →

Working with the Evidence Synthesis Team on recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children

A guest blog by Dr Tamsin Newlove Delgado When I first moved into research on a clinical academic placement, I was advised to spend some time with the EST, and “get involved in a review”. Excellent advice! At the time, protocols... Continue Reading →

EAHIL 2019, Basel, Switzerland

EAHIL, the European Association for Health Information and Libraries, run a standard conference one year followed by a workshop year the next. 2019 was a workshop year, which was held last month in the beautiful city of Basel. Alison and... Continue Reading →

What matters to you… matters to us

For the past 15 months we've been working to bring together the evidence on the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital and how we can improve that experience.  We've been looking at the perspectives of people giving... Continue Reading →

Tri yn mynd ar antur yn y gwanwyn

Last week Jo, Michael and Vicki travelled to the beautiful city of Cardiff for the British Geriatric Society Spring Meeting armed with posters and a desire to share and learn. We had a fabulous time, hugely aided by the friendly... Continue Reading →

Evidence actually…….is all around

Last week Becca Abbott was invited to attend a meeting hosted by @CochranePAPAS on Paediatric Pain at the Wellcome Building in London. The meeting, ‘Chronic pain in childhood, time for change; Evidence, policy, and practice in paediatric pain’, brought together many... Continue Reading →

INSPIREing work

Morwenna and some former members of EST (Michael, Darren) recently published a systematic review and meta-analysis of non-pharmacological interventions to reduce the distress and anxiety that children and young people experience when undergoing treatments for cancer. The paper found some... Continue Reading →

Better together… the future of care home research?

Last week, a group from PenCLAHRC travelled to London for a cross-CLAHRC care homes research event (#CLAHRCCare17) organised by Claire Goodman and team from NIHR CLAHRC East of England. The meeting aimed to provide an overview of CLAHRC supported care... Continue Reading →

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