News

  1. Communicating cancer risk in primary care
    The latest study from CaHRU was published in Health Expectations titled, 'Communicating cancer risk in the primary care consultation when using a cancer risk assessment tool: Qualitative study with service users and practitioners'. The study was led by Dr Joseph Akanuwe, and formed part of his doctoral studies, supervised by the other co-authors, Prof Niro…
  2. Improvement science and research methods seminar: Cultural proficiency from research to care
    Prof Mark Gussy, Global Professor of Rural Health and Care at the University of Lincoln's new International Institute for Rural Health, gave the February 2020 CaHRU and Institute Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar, titled 'Cultural proficiency from research to care'. Prof Gussy, an expert in rural and oral health, joined the University of Lincoln…
  3. Dr Jasmine Harvey joins CaHRU to work on NIHR study on Community First Responders
    Dr Jasmine Harvey joined the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) earlier this month as project manager and researcher, working on a nationwide research project funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research Programme, that aims to understand the contribution of community first responders to the rural health and care…
  4. New NIHR study begins exploring Community First Responders' role in rural healthcare workforce
    Members of CaHRU have started this February 2020 a major NIHR-funded study on Community First Responders (CFRs) which aims to understand their role in the current and future rural healthcare workforce. CFRs are members of the public who have received basic health training or off-duty healthcare staff who volunteer to provide first aid, helping ambulance…
  5. Dr Dedunu Dias Weligamage joins CaHRU as International Visiting Fellow from Sri Lanka
    Dr. Dedunu Dias Weligamage joined CaHRU this January as an International Visiting Fellow from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. His interests include studying health services management and he aims to develop his skills to improve Sri Lankan health services, mainly in the field of rehabilitative services. Dr. Weligamage received his MBBS degree from the…
  6. CaHRU Newsletter (Autumn 2019)
    The latest edition of the CaHRU Newsletter (Autumn 2019) was published in December 2019. The newsletter presents the work of the research centre over the past three months and includes articles from the CaHRU blog covering publications, conferences and funding. The newsletter is written by members of the CaHRU team and produced by Sue Bowler,…
  7. Dyslexia associated with reduced pass rates in MRCGP Clinical Skills Exam but not Applied Knowledge Test
    A recent study from a team at CaHRU and the RCGP, published in Medical Education, ‘Performance in candidates declaring vs not declaring dyslexia in a licensing clinical exam’ showed that trainee doctors with dyslexia were less likely to pass the clinical skills assessment, a component of the licensing exam for general practice. This contrasted with…
  8. CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar: Researching rare diseases
    The December 2019 CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar was given by Despina Laparidou, Dr Joseph Akanuwe and Prof Niro Siriwardena of CaHRU on researching rare diseases. A rare disease is defined as a life-threatening or chronically debilitating disease affecting 5 or fewer people in 10,000. There are between 6,000 and 8,000 known rare…
  9. Symbiotic relationships to improve the healthcare system in Lincolnshire
    A meeting to discuss ‘Symbiotic relationships to improve the healthcare system in Lincolnshire’ was hosted by NHS England and included representatives from the University of Lincoln (including CaHRU, the Lincoln Institute for Health and the Lincoln Medical School) and Lincolnshire NHS Trusts, took place on 30 October at the Hilton DoubleTree. The meeting was designed…
  10. CaHRU top off their year with pizza action
    The CaHRU team recently took time out at their away day to practice the art of pizza making at a Newark restaurant. This was an opportunity to try out individual and team working skills and to celebrate achievements over the past year. Team members were shown how to make a pizza with a variety of…