Monday, 23 December 2013

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Happy holidays!
From 24th December until 2nd January, The University of Sheffield is closed.  That means you all get a rest from new blog posts.  Which gives you plenty of time to catch up on all our old posts - all 500 of them!
Lecturer honoured for improving quality of health research across the globe
A lecturer from the University of Sheffield who is helping to improve the quality of health research among higher education institutions in low income countries has been recognised with an international award for excellence in his field.
Merry Chirstmas!
Sorry there is no blog post this week, we are off enjoying the Chirstmas break. See you in the New Year!Rat Group The Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology research group / by Olubukola 

A new stream of work from NICE - Medtech Innovation Briefings
“[The] Briefings provide a description of the medical technology, including its likely place in therapy, the costs of using the technology and a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant published evidence.Their purpose is to provide objective information on device and diagnostic technologies to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals. By making this information available, NICE helps to avoid the need for NHS organisations to produce similar information for local use.Medtech Innovation Briefings are not NICE guidance. They differ in
Factors affecting front line staff acceptance of telehealth technologies: A mixed-method systematic review
Author(s):Brewster, L. | Mountain, G. | Wessels, B. | Kelly, C. | Hawley, M.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Journal of Advanced NursingAccess all results for your search in Scopus


Assurance calculations for planning clinical trials with time-to-event outcomes
Author(s):Ren, S. | Oakley, J.E.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Statistics in MedicineAccess all results for your search in Scopus

DEC 20

Screening policies currently being reviewed
All UK National Screening Committee policies are reviewed regularly, usually on a 3 year cycle.  Currently under review, and open to consultation are:Blood group & RhD status and red cell alloantibodiesThe review process began in Apr 2012 and is estimated to be completed by Mar 2014.  The UK NSC welcomes comments and feedback on the expert review during the consultation period that lasts from
Starting Motor Project comes to an end
The Starting Motor Project, a feasibility study, which was a collaboration of three of the CLAHRC-SY themes- Telehealthand Care Technology (TaCT), Obesity and Diabetes-in partnership with the Nutrition Unit of the University of Sheffield, has ended in December, 2013.The aim of the study was to investigate the use of a motivational mobile digital device (Aipermotion 500) as part of a weight loss i

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