The Guardian newspaper printed a feature today (Dec 1st) on work by Katie Saunders & HSR team members looking at the mismatch between self-reported ethnicity and ethnicity as recorded in hospital records. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/01/nhs-records-ethnicity-incorrect-disease-prevalence The full paper on BMJ Open can be found here. The paper was a runner up in the RSS’s Young Statistician of the Year […]
Updated MRC guidance for evaluation of complex interventions published in 2008 (Craig et al.2008) highlighted the value of process evaluation within trials of complex interventions in order to understand implementation, the mechanisms through which interventions produce change, and the role of context in shaping implementation and effectiveness. These are now available on the PCU website from this permanent page
The VBI team is very pleased to announce that the first two participants for the Randomised Controlled Trial were recruited on the 2nd of October 2014. Five practices have now been trained, with a further eleven interested practices to visit. Let’s hope we can keep the momentum to reach our recruitment target – only 1138 […]
We are pleased to announce the confirmed Key Speakers at the symposium will be Dr. Steve Matthewman, University of Auckland, Dr. Alex Faulkner, University of Sussex and Professor Nick Fox, University of Sheffield Please see our Seminar web pages for more information on the speakers, practicalities and registration details.
Professor Simon Griffin was talking on the BBC World radio “Newshour” programme this week about the ‘risk of Type II Diabetes’ for shift workers, a conclusion from a large study recently published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Listen to him discussing the paper here, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0232760, starting from around 38m:43s The paper, entitled “Shift work and diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of […]
Congratulations to Dr Felix Naughton who has been awarded a Fellowship, funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction. The title of the 3-year fellowship is “Promoting smoking cessation using mobile phone technologies” and focuses on the continued development and evaluation of a smartphone ‘sensing’ cessation app (Q Sense) and a tailored text message support system for pregnant […]