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May Newsletter: A Sociological Approach to Transitions to Adulthood in Sickle Cell Disease

Alicia Renedo, Cicely Marston & Sam Miles (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Our NIHR-funded project, ‘This Sickle Cell Life’, examines young people’s experiences of living with sickle cell, and explores how young people with sickle cell move from... Continue Reading →

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St Luke’s Hospice Woodgrange Centre: Applying Quality Improvement Methods in Hospice

Frail people at end of life need rapid access to palliative care services. CLAHRC NWL were commissioned by St. Luke’s hospice to use the systematic approach to quality improvement (QI) to improve access to end of life day services, create... Continue Reading →

March Newsletter: Reducing Health Inequalities

Predictors of outcomes for patients with common mental health disorders receiving psychological therapies in community settings: a systematic review. Amati F, Banks C, Greenfield G, Green J. Psychological therapies are increasingly delivered in community care settings. In existing literature, patient,... Continue Reading →

February Newsletter: A Look at the Hand & Wrist Virtual Fracture Clinic Pathway

Hand and wrist fractures are the most common fracture presentation to accident and emergency departments within the UK. Complications following both simple and complex hand and wrist fractures can have devastating consequences. The British Orthopaedic Association recommends initial assessment in... Continue Reading →

NIHR CLAHRC NWL and Our Mobile Health Digital Health Community Launch

Our Mobile Health and CLAHRC Northwest London to collaborate on health app assessment through newly-created Digital Health Community Community aims to improve access to high-quality, evidence-based health applications. Our Mobile Health and NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London have joined forces to... Continue Reading →

November Newsletter: An exciting time to be working in mental health within CLAHRC NWL

It’s an exciting time to be working in mental health within CLAHRC NWL. With quality improvement and the patient’s interests always at heart, looking at mental health through research is uncovering how integral mental wellbeing is to the success of... Continue Reading →

October Newsletter: CLAHRC NWL Showcases Implementation Science & Quality Improvement @ ISQua 2017

This year, London hosted the 34th international scientific meeting of the International Society of Quality in Health Care (ISQua), where members of the CLAHRC Northwest London team presented in a variety of sessions over the 4 days contributing to the... Continue Reading →

Breathlessness: Current Innovations & Priority Setting Event

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, 37 key stakeholders attended a collaborative consultation workshop at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, hosted jointly by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)... Continue Reading →

September Newsletter: No Man Is An Island – The importance of networks in community and social care settings

The English poet John Donne once said, “No man is an island”. Work done by David Sunkersing and Sophie Spitters in community and social care settings supports this statement. They demonstrate that proactive use and development of networks, whether that be a patient or healthcare professional network, offers many benefits.

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