On 22 March, the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy held its first face-to-face course of 2017, with a workshop on Economic Evaluation held by Professor Stephen Morris, Dr Elena Pizzo, Dr Estela Capelas Barbosa, Nishma Patel and Nicholas Swart, all from UCL.
The workshop was oversubscribed, and on the day, we had 28 participants with specialists from a wide range of organisations including GPs, hospitals, public health departments, and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Throughout the day, the tutors guided the delegates through the essential aspects of designing an economic evaluation of a health service or intervention. Session topics included measuring costs, measuring outcomes and measuring cost-effectiveness, with practical exercises to supplement the theory.
Tutors (from left to right): Estela Capelas Barbosa, Elena Pizzo, Stephen Morris and Nick Swart
In the afternoon, delegates discussed in groups the economic evaluations they are planning to carry out, and had the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from across different sectors and organisations. The wealth and range of experience in the room led to many interesting in-depth discussions, and shed light on a variety of issues and perspectives.
Many thanks to all the delegates who attended!
“Very comprehensive course and very high level of subject knowledge in the teaching team”
“Excellent coverage and pace. Assumes a capable audience and provides a stimulating day.”
“Really helpful introduction to concepts and will really help with own project”
We were really pleased to receive positive feedback from participants, and are in the process of planning the next Introduction to Economic Evaluation workshop to be held on 8 November 2017 – details coming soon. Visit our Academy page to find out more about us and our other upcoming workshops.
— Pop&LimHealthNet (@PopLimeHealth) March 22, 2017
The NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy has just opened applications for its next short course – Introduction to Evaluation, to be held on June 13, 2017.
Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation?
Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programmes?
Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start?
This one day, hands-on Introduction to Evaluation workshop addresses these challenges, and covers the skills and knowledge needed to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. Aimed at staff from NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities, this workshop requires no previous experience of study design, statistics or evaluation.
To find out more about this one day course and how to apply, please click here.
Physiotherapist and CLAHRC HEE NCEL Fellow Emma Dunphy has been successful in her application for a prestigious Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Emma’s proposed research will develop an E-Health intervention to improve rehabilitation for anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
After spending a year with the CLAHRC on our fellowship scheme honing her research skills Emma successfully applied to the NIHR scheme against stiff competition.
The HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (CDRF) Scheme is aimed at registered non-medical healthcare professionals sited in England with at least 1 year’s experience of clinical practice, sufficient research experience or training to prepare them to undertake a PhD, and who wish to obtain a PhD by research whilst continuing to develop their clinical skills.
The full title for Emma’s research under the scheme will be Development of a model of service delivery to standardise anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation in the NHS and testing the feasibility of an E-Health intervention to support delivery of this model.
See a poster outlining Emma’s work below or download a PDF here.
Helen is a consultant in public health medicine and a health services researcher. She is a member of the CLAHRC research partnership team, and Deputy Director of the CLAHRC Academy. Her research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate health care and public health services.
Victoria is the CLAHRC Academy Lecturer. She’s an applied health researcher, with a special interest in qualitative methods. Her research area is sexual and reproductive health and her most recent project examined barriers to the uptake of intrauterine contraception in general practice.
Emma Dunphy is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with a particular interest in rehabilitation of sports injuries. Emma’s current role is at Homerton University Hospital Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinic. During her year with us Emma developed content for an existing website and tested this web-based intervention to support patients in rehabilitation who wanted more independence and better information.
Read Emma’s reflections on her year with us and how her time with the CLAHRC influenced her practise.