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  1. NIHR alert for CaHRU study: How do community first responders help in emergencies?
    The following NIHR alert was published by NIHR Evidence (Health and Social Care Services Research on 17.05.24 doi: 10.3310/nihrevidence_62850: This study describes the role of community first responders in England: their activities, organisation, cost and impact on care outcomes. It found that responders: arrive ahead of ambulances in 1 in 11 of the most serious…
  2. Improvement science and research methods seminars given by Dr Joseph Akanuwe: Recruiting general practitioners (GPs) for Primary Care Research – challenges and strategies
    The latest CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar was given by Dr Joseph Akanuwe on 15 May 2024 on "Recruiting general practitioners (GPs) for Primary Care Research – challenges and strategies." Dr Akanuwe is a postdoctoral research associate at CaHRU working on a range of different studies since completing his doctorate. The seminar covered…
  3. International Seminar on Serious Mental Illness – International Challenges for Criminal Justice
    On the evening of Tuesday 7th of May 2024 the International Network for Criminal Justice (IN-CJ) hosted an international seminar on serious mental illness – international challenges for criminal justice. The seminar was chaired by Dr Coral Sirdifield, Senior Research Associate from CaHRU, University of Lincoln and began with a presentation from Tonya Van Deinse,…
  4. CaHRU awarded NIHR ARC EM grant to evaluate ambulance innovations and mental health pathways in the East Midlands
    Prof Niro Siriwardena and Dr Gupteswar Patel from CaHRU successfully secured funding from NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands for a new study, Evaluating New Ambulance Mental Health Pathways (ENAMHP), to work with mental health care providers, a lived experience panel, and public representatives and patients, to understand the current state and develop recommendations for…
  5. Georgie Nicholls joins PANDA study
    Georgie Nicholls recently joined the Community and Health Research unit as a research assistant on the PANDA project (Improving Pain mAnagment for childreN and young people attendeD by Ambulance). This project utilises a realist methodology to identify what can be done to better manage children’s pain in the prehospital setting.  Previously, Georgie worked on the…
  6. Improvement science and Research Methods seminar given by Dr Gupteswar Patel: Use of theories in qualitative research - a multi-disciplinary perspective
    On 16th April Dr Gupteswar Patel gave a presentation on the topic of the “Use of theories in qualitative research: a multi-disciplinary perspective”. Qualitative research relies on theories to provide frameworks for understanding and interpreting complex phenomena, guiding researchers in conceptualising their studies and interpreting their findings. Theories in qualitative research help in analysing data,…
  7. Developing standards and quality indicators. An example of a modified RAND approach
    On 19th March, Dr Coral Sirdifield gave a seminar entitled “Developing standards and quality indicators. An example of a modified RAND approach” Coral talked about an NIHR funded study that she led recently, part of which involved creating standards and quality indicators to support health improvements in people on probation and measure the quality of…
  8. CaHRU presents at British Sleep Society webinar series 2024
    Prof Niro Siriwardena was invited to present at the latest British Sleep Society (BSS) webinar on, ‘I can’t get to sleep doctor’: sleep in primary care’. Niro presented on ‘Improving primary care for insomnia’ with co-presenter Dr Zoe Schaedel who presented on ‘Sleep in Primary care’. This was the latest in a series of webinars…
  9. Policy engagement informing the current and future role of Community First Responders’ in the United Kingdom
    In 2023 we completed a Lincoln Policy Hub -funded policy engagement and knowledge translation activity for future Community First Responder (CFR) schemes in England and beyond. We aimed to disseminate evidence,  inform policy decisions, and promote change through this project. https://policyhub.lincoln.ac.uk/policy-engagement-towards-informing-the-current-and-future-role-of-community-first-responders-in-the-united-kingdom/ Our policy engagement activities included two key components: 1) Policy engagement meetings Nine meetings were…
  10. Improvement science and research methods seminar given by Dr Shihua Zhu: Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
    On 20th February, Dr Shihua Zhu gave a Seminar entitled: Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials. Dr Zhu described an economic evaluation conducted alongside a clinical trial. An economic evaluation is widely used in a clinical trials to investigate the cost of supplying the health care of an intervention related to its benefit compared with comparators.…