New NIHR study begins exploring Community First Responders’ role in rural healthcare workforce

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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 Continue reading New NIHR study begins exploring Community First Responders’ role in rural healthcare workforce

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, Continue reading Dr Dedunu Dias Weligamage joins CaHRU as International Visiting Fellow from Sri Lanka

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. Continue reading CaHRU Newsletter (Autumn 2019)

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 Continue reading Dyslexia associated with reduced pass rates in MRCGP Clinical Skills Exam but not Applied Knowledge Test

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 Continue reading CaHRU/LIH Improvement Science and Research Methods Seminar: Researching rare diseases