Monday, 14 July 2014

ScHARRNews - Monday 14th July 2014


New project: Technology Assessment Review
AKA ‘the NICE TA contract’.  More formally, the NIHR say:“The NIHR’s Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams provide evidence to support NICE and other policy customers’ health and social care assessment processes.  There are nine TAR Teams, with eight based in England and one in Scotland. A commissioning process completed on 19 June, with the result that the contracts for the existing nine TAR T
Telemedicine: an enhanced emergency care program for older adults
Interesting new paper published discussing a telemedicine emergency care program for older adults. The article is a review and outlines current telemedicine models for emergency care and summarises their potential benefits to patients and the health care system. A great feature of this paper is that is also emphasises the importance of the patient and explores patient experiences and satisfaction
Food provision for older people receiving home care from the perspectives of home-care workers
Author(s):Watkinson-Powell, A. | Barnes, S. | Lovatt, M. | Wasielewska, A. | Drummond, B.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Health and Social Care in the CommunityAccess all results for your search in Scopus

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Over 50 million children infected with tuberculosis - Free Press Journal
Free Press JournalOver 50 million children infected with tuberculosisFree Press JournalHealth economics researcher Peter Dodd, from the University of Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), said: “Quantifying the burden of TB in children is important because without good numbers, there can be no targets for ...
Gene therapy that could cure Motor Neurone Disease (ALS) moves one step closer
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have moved one step closer to a gene therapy that could silence the faulty SOD1 gene responsible for triggering a form of Motor Neurone Disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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