Policy, medical training and clinical practice have failed to adapt to a significant increase in the number of patients taking multiple prescription drugs, according to a new report published by The King’s Fund. CCHSR’s Rupert Payne co-authored the report, and discusses its implications.
Why is the NHS paying for health checks? Or more to the point, why should the NHS pay twice for them? GPs aren’t very convinced by health checks. They never have been, and to say the least the evidence for their benefit is contested. A BMJ editorial last year concluded “the current study shows that …read more
ACE inhibitors and “sartans” are the NHS’s second most commonly prescribed drugs, used to treat a range of cardiovascular problems. Work by members of CCHSR published in the journal PLOS One shows that their increasing use appears to be strongly associated with acute kidney injury.
The Professorship of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge, a position held by our own Professor Martin Roland, has been retitled to the RAND Professorship of Health Services Research. This is in recognition of the successful collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe, in developing CCHSR as a centre of excellence and innovation in health services research.
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In her recent inaugural lecture as Professor of Sociology at Cambridge, Sarah Franklin referred to the idea of ‘interliteracy’, which she defines as ‘disciplined reading across disciplines.’ Franklin’s inclusion of ‘disciplined’ is important because it highlights the importance of rigour, strategy, and design when working across disciplines. What she has in mind when she speaks …read more
As my colleagues are well aware, I am a pedant. I find this a particularly useful characteristic when it comes to writing research papers. Tables and figures need to be accurate and clear. Layout of the text must be consistent. I am a stickler for grammar (even blogs, to a degree; yes, I am a …read more
So this is my first blog for CCHSR, and I guess it’s an opportunity to introduce myself and my subject. I’m a health economist which means, as the title suggests, that I apply the principles of economics to health and the health care sector. But what is economics I hear you ask? Isn’t it just …read more
Having managed to mention Mumsnet in CCHSR blogs here, here, and here, and given the signs of the remarkable force of online campaigns by the pro e-cigarette lobby which we find in the BMJ this week, I am inclined to speculate that these campaigns appear to have arrived on Mumsnet too with a remarkably pro …read more
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There’s a slightly painful time in any researcher’s career when they realise they won’t always be showered with money by their lovely Professors for ever. Of course, the sensible (or unfortunate) amongst you may have realised (or experienced) this from the outset. Whichever way, it turns out that at some point you – yes, you …read more
Clinical trials are carefully designed to establish the efficacy and safety of new drugs. But how relevant are they to the real-world setting of general practice? And what can general practice do to try and help research into drug safety?