Blog by Dr Catherine Saunders, Research Associate at the Primary Care Unit, and Sarah Deeny, Health Foundation Public discourse on migration often emphasises the perception that migrants place more strain on the NHS than those born in the UK. But this perception doesn’t reflect reality. We’ve recently published new research, adding to the evidence that […]
Archives for March 2020
Does one electronic clinical decision support tool fit all clinical settings?
By Stephanie Archer Multi-factorial cancer risk prediction algorithms, such as the Breast and Ovarian Analysis of Disease Incidence and Carrier Estimation Algorithm (BOADICEA), are being used to identify people at higher risk of cancer. CanRisk (www.canrisk.org) is a new web tool that allows healthcare professionals to apply BOADICEA in clinical settings. The MRC have published […]
Impacts of operational failures in general practice
Operational failures are well documented in hospitals and although they often cause only brief interruptions (such as searching for missing equipment), they add up to major time losses. A recent publication from THIS Institute researchers and collaborators, published in Annals of Family Medicine, explores the issue of ‘operational failures’ in primary care. From a critical […]
Further evaluation is required for smartphone-aided diagnosis of skin cancer
Blog by Dr Fiona Walter, head of Cancer Group at the Primary Care Unit and co-director of the international CanTest collaborative Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and the incidence is increasing. Could skin cancer detection be transformed by innovative technologies such as digital medicine and artificial intelligence, offering […]