Group Archives: Life at CCHSR

Making things better in healthcare organisation and delivery – Professor Mary Dixon-Woods arrives at CCHSR

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.

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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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Online surveys and my data

So, I started doing online polls for money because Suzanna at the BHRU said that this was how she recruited her study participants. For those of you interested it doesn’t pay very well. I have been filling in polls for about 6 months now and have still not yet reached the threshold where they actually …read more

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Top Health Policy Think Tank in the World!

Well well well, it’s celebrations here at CCHSR at this momentous achievement…

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What I read on the internet (Part V): prescribing information

Not as many links to Mumsnet this time, but just in case of interest here are some places where prescribing information or data sets for individuals, GP practices or countries can be found. INDIVIDUALS Prescribing for individuals can be purchased from commercial primary care data bases (expensive ++): QResearch http://www.qresearch.org/SitePages/Home.aspx Thin http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research-groups-themes/thin-pub/database CPRD http://www.cprd.com/intro.asp The …read more

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What I have been reading on the internet (Part IV)

So this week I have been reading the internet (and, for any of my bosses reading this, please note also working). I liked Nigel Praities (@nigelpraities) in Pulse yesterday who highlighted the news about a proposal that the NHS ring fenced budget be removed, that female doctors are considered a burden to the NHS and …read more

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One year on: why we STILL like blogging

As 2013 draws to a close, we suddenly realised we had been here, blogging, for one whole year. Happy birthday us! Back in March, I wrote about our early experiences of group blogging. I highlighted lots of positives – pulling us together as a team, giving us a platform to present our work, and in …read more

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RAND Professorship of Health Services Research

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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What I read on the internet (Part III)

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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What I read on the internet (Part II)

Following on from Jenni Burt’s blogs here and here about the process of reviewing and revising papers, a couple of my favourite teaching links on the topic are this one on “How not to annoy the statistical referee” and this one about the process of post-publication errors in the BMJ. At work (when not idly …read more

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