Monday, 3 November 2014

ScHARR News - Friday 24th October 2014 to Monday 3rd November 2014



UK drug price controls
The Department of Health is consulting on “Amendments to the statutory scheme to control the prices of branded health service medicines”.  The consultation concerns options for a further limit to the maximum price of prescription only, branded health service medicines and strengthening the information requirements for enforcement to enable fair and consistent application of the limit on price.  Th
'Future Fit: Health technologies for better lives' event
How can technologies be used to help people to live well for longer? How can we help people with long-term health conditions to live well?Weds 5 November 2014, 1.00pm - 3.30pm, Pemberton Rooms, School of Health and Related ResearchThis event features talks and an interactive exhibition of some of the new technologies for health in this exciting area, including:how robots can improve hand movementh

NOV 01

Study investigates access to weight loss clubs for people with learning ... - University of Sheffield News
University of Sheffield NewsStudy investigates access to weight loss clubs for people with learning ...University of Sheffield NewsDr Liz Croot, from the University's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), who is leading the project, alongside Research Assistant Melanie Rimmer, said: "Our findings so far indicate that people with learning disabilities have a great deal of ...'Signifi

OCT 31

I only come here for the comments - Websites that allow researchers to review and comment on other’s work
Image © CC BY NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre idea of public post-publication peer review of journal articles would have been considered heresy just a couple of years ago, but in recent years there has been a growth in post-publication reviewing options. The following blog post looks at a few of them and discusses the idea of leaving post-publication reviews and whether i
Recently published CEAs
Twice each month the CEA Registry Blog lists recently published cost utility studies and associated papers.  From the ones listed this time, here's a few in our areas of research interest:Gong CL, Hay JW. Cost-effectiveness analysis of abiraterone and sipuleucel-T in asymptomatic metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct;12(10):1417-25. PubMed PMID: 25313181
£2.5 million funding available!
The NHS and the Academic Health Science Networks have opened new SBRI competitions totalling £2.5 million available funding. The idea is to develop technologies and "innovative solutions" that can provide health outcomes in the following areas:Innovation in child and adolescent mental healthImproving care if diabetic food ulcerMedical imagingImproving efficiency and experience of outpati
‘What is Mild Cognitive Impairment and what can we do about it?’
Last Thursday (23.10.2014), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) at the University of Sheffield hosted an international conference on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Speakers from the UK, Canada and Sweden working on project AAL-WELL (Ambient Assisted Living Technologies for Wellness , Engagement and Long Life) spoke on the issues facing sufferers of MCI, carers, h

OCT 30

Current work at the DSU
For an idea of the methodological issues troubling NICE, the current work programme for the NICE Decision Support Unit, can be informative.  Current topics listed on their website are:Assessing technologies that are not cost-effective at a zero priceA review of utilities evidence used in Technology AppraisalsTechnical Support Document (TSD) on observational data (link to further information and pu
FDA clears Exoskeleton - ReWalk
 Argo MEdical Technologies have gained FDA approval for a robotic  exoskeleton which aims to help people walk who have injuries to their spinal cord.The device is called "ReWalk" and gained approval via a special pathway for devices that are the "first-of-it's-kind". The user is to place the exoskeleton over their legs and part of their upper body in order to help them sit, sta
4 year PhD Programmes available...
...with the Wellcome Trust.Click here to find out more or click here to find out about the programmes they currently support.Good luck!

OCT 28

MDH FLS: Prof Lalita Ramakrishnan
When: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5pm to 6:30pm  GMT Where: Lecture Theatre 2, B floor, Medical School Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Title: "Insights into tuberculosis pathogenesis and treatment from the zebrafish" Wine reception to follow
The Information Resources Academic Development Group
Within the Information Resources Group here at ScHARR we have an academic development group, cunningly titled the Information Resources Academic Development Group (IRADG). In line with the other academic disciplinary groups within our section of Health Economics and Decision Science, we meet every other month to discuss issues relating to our personal and professional development. Due to the diver
Visiting researcher
Isabelle Mairey, a Ph.D.-student from Centre of Health Economic Research (COHERE), University of Southern Denmark, is currently at HEDS on a three month research visit. Her interests are within health economics, health technology assessment and health behaviour. Praveen Thokala will be the main contact during her visit.  Isabelle’s PhD is part of a Danish telehealth project, “Ahead in health (AIH)
New wearable skin device measuring small temperature changes
A new device has been designed to measure small changes in temperature on the skins surface. It's 5 centimeters square in size and is worn on the skin. Temperature change on the skin's surface is useful to know because it can indicate blood flow rate which could be helpful to measure cardiovascular health.To read more click here.

OCT 27

NICE nalmefene, local authorities and implementation…
The FAD is roughly the same as the ACD.  However, one point of note is that this is the first technology appraisal guidance where the recommendations cover both health and social care since the formalisation of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Health and Social Care Information Centre Regulations 2013. These regulations requires clinical commissioning groups, NHS Engla
New FDA approved device...
The FDA has approved VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies. This is a minature telescope that can be implanted into people with bilateral age related macular degeneration (click here if this is something you are not familiar with!) that are aged 65 years or over. To find out more about this innovation please click here.

OCT 24

Professor Susan Mawson- What do intelligent shoes and brain synapses have to do with NHS r
Professor Susan Mawson- What do intelligent shoes and brain synapses have to do with NHS r On Tuesday 9th September 2014, Professor Trish Greenhalgh delivered the fourth MDH Faculty - ScHARR's Pemberton Lecture: Research Impact: defining it, measu. Professor Susan Mawson ... From: orchie haren Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 47:44 More in Film & Animation
New super-repellent device coating
A new "coating technology" has been developed by scientists at Harvard University. The coating tech aims to reduce blood clotting and bacterial infection associated with commonly used medical devices. Intrigued? Click here to read more.
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome-related symptoms and their relation to airflow limitation in an elderly population receiving home care
Author(s):Kleisiaris, C.F. | Kritsotakis, E.I. | Daniil, Z. | Tzanakis, N. | Papaioannou, A. | Gourgoulianis, K.I.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: International Journal of COPDAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Potential benefits of minimum unit pricing for alcohol versus a ban on below cost selling in England 2014: Modelling study
Author(s):Brennan, A. | Meng, Y. | Holmes, J. | Hill-McManus, D. | Meier, P.S.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: BMJ (Online)Access all results for your search in Scopus

OCT 23

Workshop and presentation slides on Altmetrics from Internet Librarian International 2014
This week myself and Claire Beecroft made our yearly pilgrimage down to London and attend Internet Librarian International 2014. For me it was my fifth trip and Claire's fourth and as far as we can remember another year where we had given a joint talk.We delivered two pieces of work, firstly a day long workshop run by myself and Cat Chimes from with contributions from Claire and Dr.
£7.5 million boost for world-leading lung imagery research
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has today (23 October 2014) announced the University of Sheffield is to be awarded £7.5 million to expand its development of world-leading clinical lung imaging.

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