05 April 2019
NIHR Dissemination Centre launched its themed review Staffing on Wards on 26th March at Hammersmith Hospital. An invited audience of 80 people listened to presentation about the evidence and held table discussions about the implications of the research evidence.
Annie - patient, 14 March 2019
Interview with mother of two young children, Annie, about the management of labour Highlight.
Annie lives in Sheffield. She has two children, a two year old son and a daughter aged five months.
Emma, 14 March 2019
Emma had her first baby eight months ago, she talks about how useful she thinks our Highlight: Management of Labour will be to expectant mothers.
Alison Ford, 04 February 2019
Last month the NIHR Dissemination Centre hosted 55 enthusiastic occupational therapists, local authority commissioners, adult care social services, researchers, industry, carers and service users to launch the publication 'Help at Home'.
Sylvia Wyatt, 04 December 2018
Older people with long-term conditions could make greater use of assistive technology, which would help prevent crises and hospital admissions. Assistive technology comprises a very wide range of equipment that meets someone’s daily needs, whether at home, in a care home, out in the community or at work.
Dr Daniele Carrieri, 21 June 2018
"The most tragic thing in the world is a sick doctor." A growing number of doctors, from medical students to senior consultants, are experiencing mental-ill health including stress, burnout, alcohol and drug addiction, depression and suicide.
Dr Jill Maben, 18 June 2018
How can we support staff better to enable them to care well? Schwartz Center Rounds provide the space and opportunity for staff to process work challenges with colleagues to avoid feelings of isolation and shame.
Katie Bailey, 14 June 2018
We’ve heard a lot recently about the importance of high levels of engagement for staff performance and wellbeing, and it has also been suggested that staff engagement leads to better outcomes for service users. But what real evidence is there that engaged staff have healthier patients?
Tara Lamont, 11 June 2018
It makes sense that staff who are stressed or unhappy cannot look after patients well. But now we have evidence to prove it. Tara Lamont kicks off our #StaffWellbeing blog series.
Shona Haining, 27 March 2018
Shona Haining, Head of Research and Evidence at North of England Commissioning Support, discusses the importance of joint working in mobilising evidence.
Rachel Illingworth, 23 March 2018
Rachel Illingworth, Head of Research, Evaluation and Evidence at Nottingham City CCG discusses the barriers to overcome between research and commissioning.
Janet Clapton, 13 February 2018
Janet Clapton explore the research on different approaches to promoting health research evidence using social media.
Elaine Maxwell, 09 February 2018
Academics, NHS managers, public representatives and clinical professionals discussed the implications of research featured in Comprehensive Care.
Patient, 18 September 2017
Daniel's eczema started when he was three. Within months, it was all over his body. Daniel and his mother share their experience of the condition.
Hywel Williams and Kim Thomas, 18 September 2017
Dermatology specialists Hywel Williams, Kim Thomas and Natasha Rogers share their knowledge and experience of treating childhood eczema.
Kate Sykes, 18 September 2017
Kate blogs about her young daughter's experience of living with severe eczema, the support group she set up and how mindfulness and meditation have helped.
Magali Redding, 18 September 2017
CEO of Eczema Outreach Scotland, Magali Redding, discusses a networked approach to supporting individuals and their families living with eczema.
Ross Atkinson, 02 August 2017
Researcher Ross Atkinson talks about how he uses the Dissemination Centre and the benefits of becoming a rater.
26 July 2017
Six people give their views on what could improve services for people living with OCD.
Patient, 26 July 2017
A person living with OCD discusses the challenges of balancing their treatment with work commitments and how online therapies helped them work through this.
Dickon Allen, 26 July 2017
Dickon Allen discusses his experience of living with OCD and getting treatment, as well as sharing his views on how services could be improved.
Kristina Staley, 24 July 2017
At the launch of Advancing Care, clinical staff and care home providers debated the future of care home research.
Lesley Wye, 11 April 2017
Lesley Wye shares insights from studying commissioners' use of research and explains how researchers can help bridge the gap between science and policy.
Rachel Anthwal, 10 April 2017
Rachel Anthwal, Delivery Director at Bristol CCG, discusses using research evidence in commissioning decisions and the challenges of doing so.
John Miles, 31 March 2017
John Miles shares his experience of supporting stroke survivors to navigate services, communicate and get back to work.
Janet Norris, 21 March 2017
Patient Participation Group Chair Janet Norris writes about how her group uses data from the GP Patient Survey to improve their practice.
Dr Gary Abel, 21 March 2017
Statistician Gary Abel discusses the credibility and robustness of data produced by the GP patient survey.
Mahmoda Begum and Abeda Mulla, 21 March 2017
In the EPIC programme, GP patient survey data is combined with other data to identify and measure changes that would contribute the most.
Dr Chris Castle, 21 March 2017
Dr Chris Castle discusses his practice's use of the GP patient survey data.
Nigel Reed, 15 March 2017
Nigel Reed shares his experience of being a patient on the COBRA trial, which looked at using behavioural activation to treat depression.
Dave Richards, 15 March 2017
Dave Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research, explains how the CADET study set about evaluating collaborative care.
Champa Mistry, 15 March 2017
Graduate Mental Health Worker Champa Mistry would like to see collaborative care offered as an option to patients with depression.
Sarah Goff, 15 March 2017
Therapist Sarah Goff talks about her involvement in the COBRA study evaluating behavioural activation for depression.
Jamie Short, 15 March 2017
Jamie Short, a psychological wellbeing practitioner, found being part of the COBRA trial gave him a new insight into using behavioural activation.
Alison Ford, 13 March 2017
Midwives and midwifery managers came together at the launch of Better Beginnings to discuss research on smoking cessation, diet and health inequalities.
Debra Bick, 23 February 2017
Breastfeeding can help women to manage their weight postnatally and prevent their infants from developing obesity in childhood and later adulthood.
Kirit Mistry, 30 August 2016
How community activist Kirit Mistry set about tackling type 2 diabetes in Leicester’s South Asian community.
Robin Swindell, 30 August 2016
Robin Swindell on why he doesn’t see himself as a patient when it comes to his type 2 diabetes.
Jenny Stevens, 30 August 2016
Jenny Stevens share her experience of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and offers advice to others.
Patient, 15 July 2016
Ros had a serious ankle fracture and decided to take part in the AIM trial.
Patient, 15 July 2016
Patient and trial participant Richard talks about taking part in surgical research to investigate and treat longstanding shoulder pain.
Patient, 15 July 2016
Christine shares her experience of physiotherapy after surgery and using exercise rehabilitation to help with arthritis.
Scott Munro, 05 June 2016
Paramedic and researcher Scott Munro talks about why research evidence is important to the ambulance service and how it is improving delivery of care.
Carer, 04 June 2016
Peter talks about his mother’s experience of dementia care and what could have been done differently.
Professor Tom Dening, 04 June 2016
Professor Tom Dening looks at NIHR research into supporting carers of people with dementia and the questions that arise from the evidence.
Wendy Mitchell, 04 June 2016
Researchers give people hope. However, the positive effect can be cancelled out if negative images and language appear in the reports produced.
Carer, 04 June 2016
Jenny shares her experience of caring for her mother and offers advice for other carers.
Patient, 03 June 2016
Finn was prescribed various antidepressants, but it was mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) that started to shift his depression.
Cynthia Joyce, 03 June 2016
Where should research into depression go next? A survey has identified the top ten priorities.
Jo Rycroft-Malone and Willem Kuyken, 03 June 2016
What are the barriers to implementing Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and what could enhance its accessibility and routine use in the NHS?
Patient, 02 June 2016
We spoke to six patients from a mindfulness based cognitive therapy group about their experience of depression and treatment.
Katherine Sleeman, 02 June 2016
The UK is officially the best place in the world to die. This is good news. But you don’t have to scratch far beneath the surface to find a different story.
Mary O'Kane, 01 June 2016
In our medical obesity clinic, there are significantly greater numbers of women than men referred, despite high levels of obesity in men.
Robin Poole, 01 June 2016
What happened when Southampton City Council brought Football Fans in Training to Southampton FC?
Tracy Herd, 01 June 2016
Losing weight through dietary changes alone doesn't appeal to men, so how can we tailor weight loss services effectively.
Tara Lamont, 24 May 2016
We all know that research-based practice is important, but it is much harder to agree on how best to implement this.