News

  1. Vanessa Botan joins CaHRU as a medical statistician
    Vanessa Botan joined CaHRU this June 2020 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Medical Statistics to work on national NIHR funded studies of Community First Responders and studies using ambulance data investigating implementation and improvement as part of the NIHR ARC East Midlands. She aims to use her research experience and statistical skills to contribute…
  2. CaHRU seminar series: Use of spatial epidemiological methods to enhance understanding of epidemics
    The latest CaHRU Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar was given online on June 2nd 2020 by Professor Frank Tanser, global professor in rural health and social care and director of the Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health. He is an epidemiologist whose research has focused on important public health problems in rural populations. He…
  3. CaHRU Newsletter (Spring 2020)
    The latest edition of the CaHRU Newsletter (Spring 2020) was published in June 2020. 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,…
  4. Using ambulance data for evaluating implementation and improvement
    Members of CaHRU, led by Prof Niro Siriwardena, have recently started a new programme of collaborative research with East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust using ambulance data. The 3-year programme is part of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands under the theme of Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence led by Prof Marion Walker.…
  5. Primary care for insomnia – past, present and future
    Prof Niro Siriwardena was invited and presented a seminar on CaHRU’s work on management of insomnia in primary care at a recent seminar at King’s College London this Spring on 29 April 2020, hosted by the Department of Population Health Sciences. The seminar took place via Teams and consisted of the usual presentation format followed…
  6. CaHRU and COVID-19
    The CaHRU team have been responding to COVID-19 with a series of new studies and proposals seeking to further our understanding and improve our response to the pandemic. The first two studies in progress focus on the ambulance and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response to pandemics and COVID-19 in particular. The first is a one-year…
  7. Improving healthcare commissioning for probation: mapping the landscape
    The Improving Healthcare Commissioning for Probation: Mapping the Landscape project was funded by the NIHR and examined: • How healthcare is provided for people under probation supervision in the community • What research tells us about good practice for improving the health of people under probation supervision, and • What mechanisms can be used to…
  8. CaHRU Newsletter (Winter 2019-2020)
    The latest edition of the CaHRU Newsletter (Winter 2019-2020) was published in March 2020. 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,…
  9. CaHRU present at 999 EMS Research Forum conference in Brighton 2020
    This year’s EMS 999 Research Forum took place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton on 3-4 March 2020. CaHRU was represented there by Viet-Hai Phung and Professor Niro Siriwardena. On the first afternoon, Viet-Hai attended a workshop on using visual methods in qualitative research by Dr Julia Williams from the University of Hertfordshire. She…
  10. 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…