Category > Research and evaluation

10 evidence-based ways the GP Clinical Evidence Fellows are making an impact

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Ceilidh Jackson – Baker, Project Support Officer with the commissioning evidence-informed care team celebrates the triumphs of our GP Clinical Evidence Fellows… In June 2017 I helped to organise an event to showcase the achievements of our GP Clinical Evidence Fellows. My team (commissioning evidence-informed care) support the ten Fellows to learn how to access…

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Evidence Live venue 2017

Evidence Live 2017 – the Glastonbury of evidence-based medicine

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Our Primary Care Programme Lead, Sian Jones shares her thoughts on this year’s Evidence Live… 20 June 2017 was one of the hottest evenings since the summer of 1976 to be heading to Oxford for the evidence nerd-fest that is Evidence Live. This two day international conference brings together the great and the good of…

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Show me the evidence! GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship Showcase

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The achievements of our GP Clinical Evidence Fellows were showcased at a special event in Bristol this month, raising awareness of the programme and the importance of evidence-informed commissioning. We developed the Fellowship programme in partnership with Health Education England to train GPs in how to access and use evidence and then work with each of our…

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Evaluation Online Network launches for anyone with an interest in evaluation

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A new Evaluation Online Network, open to anyone in the West of England and beyond, launched on 7 March. So far the network includes 64 staff working in a variety of organisations and settings with an interest in evaluation. The network provides virtual support and guidance on evaluation activity. It’s an initiative from the West…

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Health Education England Genomic Medicine training and education update

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Submit your application for a fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine now! Time is running out to apply for a fully-funded part time MSc courses on Genomic Medicine starting in 2017. For more information and to submit your application, please visit the HEE website. The course is run by University of Exeter but two of the…

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Latest recruits join the GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship programme

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October 2016 saw the beginning of the third year of the West of England AHSN’s GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship programme, with four new GP recruits joining the six who have continued in post for another year. These 10 highly motivated GPs are each based in a clinical commissioning group (CCG) for half a day a…

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What is evaluation and why is it important?

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We love this short animation created by our friends at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England to explain what evaluation is and what it can do. For more excellent evaluation resources like this, visit our Evaluation Works online toolkit. And have you seen its sister site, Evidence…

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How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

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In this blog post, first published in the HSJ, Peter Brindle spells out three ingredients which can ensure that evidence – with all its money-saving potential – is incorporated into NHS practice… The NHS should stand out as the most evidence-informed health system in the world. The worsening mismatch between the demand on the NHS…

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Join Dementia Research toolkit

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Join Dementia Research (www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk) is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. There are a broad range of research studies available – from clinical trials testing new medication, to completing surveys. The West of England recently became the first region…

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The 100,000 Genomes Project: ensuring the public and patient voice is heard

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Our Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) Manager, Hildegard Dumper recently took part in a consultation event focusing on the issue of informed consent for people signing up to the 100,000 Genomes Project. She shares her thoughts and reflections… Genomics England in conjunction with NHS England are running a series of consultations is running series of…

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