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New RAND Professor of Health Services Research appointed by the University of Cambridge

Professor Stephen Morris has been appointed as the new RAND Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Cambridge. In taking the role, Prof Morris hopes to use his experience in health economics to contribute to a variety of policy-driven research, and provide strategic leadership to further develop health services research at the University …read more

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CCHSR Annual Lecture 2018

The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) 2018 annual lecture was delivered by Trish Greenhalgh on the evening of November 20th 2018. Her lecture focused on Patient and public involvement in research: progress and challenges. Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in primary health care and trained as a GP. As Co-Director of the …read more

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Looking at the future of diabetes care? Dual-hormone pump therapy at ATTD 2017

I recently travelled to Paris to present at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). While the conference is primarily focused on biomedical science and new technologies and treatments, there is also a significant focus on psychosocial aspects of patient interaction with new diabetes technologies such as ‘artificial pancreas’ systems …read more

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Pushing the frontiers of improvement research

This blog was originally published by Mary Dixon-Woods on the Health Foundation’s website which can be found here: www.health.org.uk Since 2010 the Health Foundation has been investing in and promoting improvement research; the work they have supported has improved care and altered national policy. We are delighted that the Foundation is now investing around £40 million …read more

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Health Foundation award for health care improvement research institute

We are delighted that the Health Foundation have chosen the University of Cambridge to establish and run a new health care improvement research institute, led by CCHSR co-director Professor Mary Dixon-Woods. For full details of the award, see the Health Foundation announcement.

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Professor Mary Dixon-Woods discusses why we need to think about ‘economy of attention’ at the Nuffield Trust Health Policy Summit

Awareness of ‘economy of attention’ with regard to quality improvement and controlling disease was the focus of Professor Mary Dixon-Wood’s talk at the Nuffield Trust Health Policy Summit on the 3rd of March. See a short interview with Mary below which sums up why she believes this is an important concept to keep in mind: Lessons …read more

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Policy researchers need to be more forward thinking and other lessons we learnt at the ninth annual HSRUK Symposium

The CCHSR team was out in force at the ninth annual HSRUK Symposium in Nottingham on 13-14 July 2016. Eight members of the team presented nine posters and delivered five talks from six different projects (Improve, Outpatient services and primary care, Advancing Community Hospitals, Better Obstetrics in Rural Nigeria Study, Q evaluation, Public Perception of …read more

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Is medical error really the third leading cause of death in the US?

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

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Prof Mary Dixon-Woods: new RAND Professor of Health Services Research

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

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Simons Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, gives our annual lecture

For a summary of Simon Steven’s lecture, see our Storify. The Chief Executive of the NHS, Stevens last night gave our annual CCHSR lecture. He talked to a packed room of medics, academics, voluntary sector and policy representatives about “future directions” of the NHS – or in fact health care more generally.

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