Wednesday, 23 July 2014

ScHARRNews - Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th July 2014



Take a step back...
BBC NewsSometimes as researchers, we can get caught up with methodology, ethics, procedures, writing the next paper... but sometimes it is important to take a step back and think about our participants. What do they feel? What are they going through? So if you work with a population that lives with Dementia, or are just interested, please take a moment to listen to Mrs Watson who was diagnosed wit


NICE recommends nalmefene…
This seems like a bit of a tricky one.  The trial comparators don’t seem to match what is recommended practice in the UK.  And recommended practice in the UK is not widely provided.  Which seems to mean that in order to offer nalmefene in combination with a psychosocial intervention, a service to provide the psychosocial intervention needs to be developed.  And these services are to be commissione
How can healthcare be delivered in the future?
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA)), discussed how healthcare could be delivered in the future. He shares views on better access to healthcare outside of hospital settings and the role technology could play.
When should we use diagnostic imaging to investigate for pulmonary embolism in pregnant and postpartum women?
Author(s):Goodacre, S. | Nelson-Piercy, C. | Hunt, B. | Chan, W.-S.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Emergency Medicine JournalAccess all results for your search in Scopus

JUL 22

Google smart contact lenses - one step closer!
The lenses were first presented in January this year and use sensors sandwiched between two layers to measure the glucose levels in the wearers tears. This information is sent wirelessly to connetced smartphones.Google stated they hoped the lenses would help diabetics by removing the need for inconvenient regular blood tests. In addition now, it is hoped the lenses will be able to be tailored to h

JUL 21

Community’s Got Talent
On 18 June, over 150 people including Sheffield City Council commissioners, community workers, health professionals and service planners attended a conference aiming to shape how public health initiatives are delivered across Sheffield. The event, called ‘Community’s Got Talent,’ showcased a range of community health work funded by Sheffield City Council and evaluated by ScHARR. The national evide
New staff in HEDS
We have had three new starters in the last couple of months. They are:Fiona Allsop, who is an Apprentice in Business Administration; Fiona has joined our professional services team.Matthew Franklin, who is a health economist and will be primarily working as part of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY) with Tracey Young and John Brazie

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