Four practices are currently being recruited for pilot work testing study design characteristics. This work will inform the main trial, due to commence in early 2014. The trial will evaluate the ‘best-bet’ very brief intervention to come out of workstream 3. The main trial will involve recruitment of 20 practices. If you are interested in […]
Archives for 2014
Having exceeded our overall recruitment target, study recruitment has now closed. We are continuing with longitudinal data collection from our cohorts of participants – patients and carers taking part in the Longitudinal Interview Study, patients taking part in the Care Preferences Survey and health care professionals taking part in the Barriers & Facilitators Study. It […]
Poster presented at Marie Curie Cancer Care & Palliative Care Section of RSM conference, London, 28th March 2014; ‘How prepared are informal carers of patients with advanced COPD and what are their support needs? Baseline data from an ongoing longitudinal study’. Oral presentation at Palliative Care Congress, Harrogate, 12th-14th March 2014; ‘How prepared are informal carers […]
The GP Education Group have produced a music video designed to show off the best bits of general practice to medical students. It has been picked up by PULSE (online magazine for GPs) and featured in their news. The PULSE article is here : http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/20006151.article#.UynbZrV7LE0 See the video here : http://vimeo.com/87969915
A 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, issued at the end of last month, has raised CCHSR (a collaboration between RAND Europe and PCU’s Health Services Research group), from second to number one in the world in health policy. Across all categories of think tank, 1950 peer institutions and expert panellists were involved in the […]
On January 14th 2014, The Lancet published an article co-authored by Fiona Walter, entitled “Preferences for cancer investigation: a vignette-based study of primary-care attendees” The full open-access article is available from here.