Highlights the evidence for using incentives to promote healthy behaviours. Vital reading for commissioners and those working in local authorities and public health. Evidence on what patient incentives are effective and whether they work.
This Highlight presents recent evidence on some aspects of the management of labour, including issues around the induction of labour, waterbirth, interpretation of the fetal heart rate, pain management, and position during the second stage of labour with or without an epidural.
Nine carefully selected signals that show how NIHR research could help to save the NHS money. This collection covers a range of procedures and treatments that are cost effective for the NHS.
Four physiotherapists choose the health research that matters to them from our collection of NIHR Signals.
Nurses Teresa Chinn, Rebecca Harper and Grace Van Den Bergh share their selection of Signals to better inform nursing decisions.
NIHR studies have looked at how health service commissioners and managers use research evidence and what research can do to improve uptake of their work.
Jane Blazeby and Natalie Blencowe, academic surgeons at the University of Bristol, share their selection of Signals to better inform surgical decisions.
Three GPs to tell us which NIHR Signals have most interested them and to explain why they feel the findings are worth sharing.
NIHR research has explored a range of treatments for childhood eczema. This Highlight presents the findings, with blogs from parents and professionals.
Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health, explains the role of research evidence in public health, and highlights NIHR Signals of particular interest.
Four patients tell us why health research featured in NIHR Signals is important to them.
NIHR research into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) shows promise for using self-help materials combined with modest levels of support .
The GP Patient Survey provides detailed patient experience data for each practice. NIHR research examines what it reveals and how it’s used.
The NIHR has funded important research on the use of collaborative care and behavioural activation therapy to treat depression.
Every few years a strain of flu emerges to which people have little immunity. It can spread quickly and cause a serious pandemic. This highlight discusses two influential projects funded by the NIHR during the last pandemic in 2009.
The NIHR has funded research to explore alternatives to open surgery for musculoskeletal injuries, ranging from the use of a sling to keyhole surgery.
NIHR research has explored how best to support and improve the wellbeing of those who care for people with dementia.
NIHR research has explored using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to treat depression.
NIHR research has examined what motivates men to lose weight and what kind of weight-loss programmes work for men.