Islington Council, Islington Clinical Commissioning Group, North East London Commissioning Support Unit, and the CLAHRC, have been granted an award for a project which aims to create a linked data-set between NHS and a local government data for households across Islington.
Local authorities hold data on their residents in terms of social care, housing, early years settings, education and crime. All of these are important to health: and in turn affected by health.
Linking local government information with health data offers an opportunity to better understand the local population’s combined health and social needs and to improve health and wellbeing in the widest sense across the Borough.
We would be able to answer questions such as:
What are local pattern of health and social risk factors for homelessness at a household level?
How could we best target prevention services and support to households at high risk of homelessness?
CLAHRC North Thames PhD Marissa Mes enjoyed success at the prestigious Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUK CAR).
Marissa won best poster presentation when she showcased her work to delegates during the conference (below) – her research focus is assessing whether pharmacists are a suitable delivery channel for an intervention aimed at asthma patients to improve their adherence to preventer inhalers.
Our congratulations to Marissa on her prize.
Marissa’s fellow CLAHRC PhD Caroline Katzer, who is developing and evaluating an intervention to improve adherence to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in adult asthma patients also showcased her work at the conference via both a poster and an oral presentation, which generated a lot of discussion, and was among those complimented on the quality of her presentations.
Both PhDs are funded by the CLAHRC and affiliated to AUKCAR.
Nora is a Clinical Reader in Applied Health Research / Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine and has a clinical background with specialty training in both Family Medicine and Public Health Medicine. Her research is in cancer screening, particularly personalised screening. She is the graduate tutor, and the educational supervisor for public health specialty registrars at the UCL Department of Applied Health Research. http://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=NPASH45
Prof. Stephen Stansfeld is Professor of Psychiatry at QMUL. His research involves longitudinal studies of risk and protective factors for mental health in adolescence, life course studies of social and environmental risk factors and intervention studies on work and mental health. He is Co-Principal Investigator of ORiEL Study, a NIHR-funded cluster randomised trial of the impact of the regeneration surrounding the Olympics on children’s wellbeing and physical activity.
A new piece in Open Access Governmenthighlights the scale and scope of the work of our funder the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
In its role as the “research arm of the NHS” the NIHR’s mission is to improve both the health and wealth of the UK by means of research. A piece by Jonathan Miles (Editor, Open Access Government) gives a great overview of the work of the NIHR, and how it works with charities, industry and other sectors.
There are also a couple of examples of the groundbreaking and impactful research funded by the NIHR and the difference it is making – read the piece below.
CLAHRC researcher Dr Victoria Wood is among those presenting at an upcoming conference on “nurse specialing” – the continuous presence of a member of the nursing team for a single patient. Registration is now open for the event on Friday February 9th, hosted by our partners at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Some patients admitted to hospitals may have increased confusion, delirium, and dementia or be at risk of harm from falling or leaving the ward unsafely. Other patients may present with mental health needs that require additional therapeutic care to support and maintain safety of the patient and staff and reduce risk while in hospital.
Dr Wood is one of our Embedded Research Team (ERT) based within UCLH. The ERT works closely with staff and leaders across the Trust to improve patient care and provide research evidence that staff and management can use when planning and designing services. Victoria carried out a Rapid Appraisal study of Specialling and Nurse Specials and will share her learning about the appraisal, and speak about demystifying research for NHS staff.
Antonio holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Research Methods and Implementation in Psychology and Health, both from the University of Granada, Spain. He has also been awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Granada, for his work in the Andalusian School of Public Health. During this time, he was part of several research projects, mostly focused on health inequalities and health systems, prior to joining UCL. Antonio has particular interest in research methods in health, mostly systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
NIHR CLAHRC North Thames conducts ground-breaking research that directly impacts the health of patients with long term conditions and the health of the public.