Mary Dixon-Woods has arrived as the new RAND Professor of Health Services Research, taking the reigns from the eminent Prof Martin Roland. Here she reflects on her research journey to date, and the opportunities CCHSR offers for new research directions.
A recent claim that medical error constitutes the 3rd leading cause of death in the US has been challenged by Mary Dixon-Woods, our co-Director and new RAND Professor of Health Services Research. As reported in The Guardian, Professor Dixon-Woods and Kaveh G. Shojania – both editors of BMJ Quality and Safety – responded to a …read more
Celine Miani, senior analyst at RAND Europe and Eleanor Winpenny, career development fellow at MRC Epidemiology Unit & Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge, reflect on their recent report for CCHSR: “Outpatient services and primary care: scoping review, sub-studies, and international comparisons”. This blog originally appeared on BMJ Blogs …read more
These days, dissemination of academic research is a core part of any academics’ responsibilities, often with little resource to help. How do you do yours? And how does it all really work? Read on for five simple steps to help.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Prof Mary Dixon-Woods will be taking up the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge. She is joining us from the University of Leicester, where she has led the SAPPHIRE (Social science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) research group in the Department of Health …read more
Patient surveys have become increasingly important in recent years, in part due to policy initiatives that emphasise the utility of patient feedback for quality improvement. In England, patient experience is measured by surveys including the General Practice Patient Survey (GPPS) in primary care and the Inpatient Survey in secondary care. At the individual doctor level, …read more
Two big new reports – NHS England’s General Practice Forward View, and the House of Commons Health Committee’s Report on Primary Care – set out the extent of the crisis in general practice. But, as Prof Martin Roland argues, perhaps they also do offer some really good solutions.
What are some of the key current problems with systematic reviews – and what can we do about them?
Doctors and patients are confused by PSA testing. In January 2016, the UK National Screening Committee recommendation concluded that “Evidence shows a benefit of prostate screening to reduce prostate cancer deaths by 21%. Despite this significant reduction, the major harms of treating men who incorrectly test positive still outweigh the benefits. A systematic population screening …read more
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The Francis report asked probing questions about the provision of compassionate care within the NHS. Responses from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and The King’s Fund have focused on promoting ‘well-led’ care. From a psychological point of view we might also raise questions about role of emotion in compassionate care. In an organisational culture that …read more