NIHR CLAHRC North Thames funded PhD studentships launched

NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is now recruiting to its 2019 PhD studentships. NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is funded to conduct high quality applied health research, focused on the needs of patients and the public to produce a direct impact on health and the way health care and public health is organised and delivered.

Led by Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL), we are a collaboration of 50+ partners, including leading universities, NHS trusts, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, UCLPartners, industry and organisations representing patients and the public.

We invite applications for these 3-year PhD studentships starting October 2019 (exact date dependent on the individual university). Studentships will be based at one of the following Universities: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, University College London. Details of the individual projects and supervisors are given below. The studentships include a stipend and full UK/EU fees.

Read more about how to apply on this page;

https://clahrc-norththames.nihr.ac.uk/nihr-clahrc_north-thames-academy/phds/ 

The PHDs on offer are below:

Cancer and comorbidity: impact of comorbid conditions on equity of access and safety and outcomes of cancer treatments

CLAHRC Research area: Health Economics and Data

Developing and evaluating an online community of practice for public health decision-makers

CLAHRC Research area: Health Economics and Data

Addressing the polypharmacy challenge in working-age adults

CLAHRC Research Area: Multimorbidity

Optimising resources from the internet in primary care consultations

CLAHRC Research area: Innovation and Implementation Science

Somatic and psychotropic polypharmacy: Understanding sociodemographic factors and the effects of polypharmacy in people with mental health problems

CLAHRC Research Area: Multimorbidity

Mapping Complex CAre Pathways for Personality Disorder (MACCA-PD)

CLAHRC Research area: Mental health

Understanding and facilitating self-management in child and youth mental health for socially excluded populations

CLAHRC Research area: Mental health

Evaluating services for older adults with multimorbidity across health and social care

CLAHRC Research area: Multimorbidity

Patient experiences on inpatient psychiatric wards: does this information get used to improve outcomes?

CLAHRC Research area: Mental health

Equity in service provision for people newly diagnosed with dementia and their family

CLAHRC Research area: Mental health

Implications of digital health innovations on the demand, use, cost and experiences of health and social care services

CLAHRC Research area: Innovation and Implementation Science

 

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Welcome to NIHR’s new visual identity



We are pleased to tell you that the NIHR has introduced a new, independent visual identity, including a new CLAHRC North Thames logo to reflect the breadth of its work across public health and the nation’s health and care system.

We have already adopted the new visual identity on our primary digital channels (website and social media) and, by mid-May, channels managed by the wider NIHR will have migrated to the new identity. 

May will also see the launch of a new audience-centred NIHR website that fully expresses the Institute’s new identity.

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Mechanical thrombectomy is cost-effective up to 24 hours from stroke

CLAHRC researchers demonstrate the value of intervention beyond the current recommended 6 hours

Ischaemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, occurring when a blood clot blocks an artery cutting blood flow to part of the brain. Stroke can lead to coma, severe disability and eventually death if not treated promptly. 

Mechanical clot retrieval (thrombectomy) is an intervention to remove clots when the current medical treatment (thrombolysis) is not sufficient to dissolve them.

Thrombectomy to remove a clot

Current guidance from NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (see below) only supports this intervention within 6 hours from stroke onset.

NHS England – Clinical Commissioning Policy on Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke.

NICE – Mechanical thrombectomy devices for acute ischemic stroke. Guidance MIB153. 30 July 2018 

Our researchers compared the cost-utility of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in addition to medical treatment versus medical treatment alone performed beyond 6 hours from stroke onset in the NHS.

Our research, published in the International Journal of Stroke, shows that MT is still cost-effective if performed up to 24 hours. The publication is now cited as health economics evidence in the latest NICE evidence review (Stroke (Update). Evidence review D: thrombectomy- Draft for consultation). and has been used to recommend the offer of MT up to 24 hours. 

The work demonstrates mechanical thrombectomy is cost-effective up to 24 hours from acute ischemic stroke symptom onset – we propose the NHS implements this intervention on the basis of improvement in the quality of life of patients as well as economic grounds.

Pizzo, E., Dumba, M., & Lobotesis, K. (2019).
Cost-utility analysis of mechanical thrombectomy between 6 and 24 hours in acute ischemic stroke.
International Journal of Stroke
https://doi.org/10.1177/1747493019830587

Registration Open

Rethinking Cancer UCL Cancer Domain Symposium

Monday 13 May 2019

UCL Institute of Education

Registration for the inaugural UCL Cancer Domain Symposium is open

Cancer remains one of the major causes of morbidity and premature death worldwide; one in two people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. UCL has a proud track record in addressing the societal, technical, and health challenges of cancer and in exploring its underling biology.

This symposium, organised by the UCL Cancer Domain, invites our broad community to assemble for the first time at scale to consider challenges and opportunities in cancer research, prevention and treatment, from biological, clinical, technical, economic and societal perspectives. The event showcases our distinctive multidisciplinary expertise and features interactive discussion sessions with our speakers and panels. Talks are scheduled on the following themes:

  • Cancer evolution: can we beat Nature?
  • Cancer detection: the earlier the better?
  • The cancer treatment revolution and how we afford it

We are delighted to announce that Professor Charles Swanton (UCL Cancer Institute and Francis Crick Institute) and Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose) will deliver the keynote lectures at this event.


Register your place here: https://ucl-cancer-domain-symposium-2019.eventbrite.com

Join the conversation by tweeting us @UCL_SLMS using the hashtag #UCLCancerDomain

Introduction to Evaluation Online: 7th May – 4th June 2019

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?

Consider enrolling in our four-week online course run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy to address these challenges. This course has been recently updated. It is aimed at staff in frontline services at NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities, who have limited experience conducting service evaluations and would like to learn about evaluations in flexible time.

After participating in this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. Inspired by the content of our popular face-to-face evaluation course, the online course will cover:

  • Different types of evaluation, including their pros and cons
  • How to select suitable methods and approaches for evaluating a local programme or service
  • Practical skills and tips in using evaluation methods and approaches
  • Ways of sharing your evaluation findings to make an impact

Teaching will be delivered entirely online. You’ll learn by watching videos and lecture slides; interacting through activities and questions; and learning from others by taking part in the discussions that accompany each step. You’ll also develop a plan for a real life evaluation you may have to conduct. 

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Staff from NHS trusts, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work. The course is not aimed at academics or researchers.

What preparation is needed?

Participants should attend the course with an evaluation in mind that they may have to carry out.  No previous knowledge of evaluation is required, or experience of study design and statistics.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion if they undertake at least 80% of the course activities.

Dates – Tuesday 7th May – Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Learning hours – an estimate of 3 hours per week (12 hours in total)

Cost – £100 for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner organisations (please click here to see a list of our partners). There is a delegate fee of £250 for other attendees.

Registration – Registration will open between 25th February and 3rd May 2019.
To register for this course, please go to the UCL online store.

For more information please contact clahrc.academy@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Helen Barratt

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.