Tag Archives: Life at CCHSR

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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Work – a health problem

Carol Black, the government’s adviser on work and health, gave the annual CCHSR lecture in Cambridge on 4th December. She was uncompromising that work is important for human health and quoted Galen (AD 129-200) who wrote “Employment is nature’s physician and is essential to human happiness”. Work promotes recovery and rehabilitation from illness, reduces the …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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Feeling disorganised? You are not alone

…in her office there were such quantities of lecture notes, letters and other documents lying around that it was like standing amidst a flood of paper. On the desk, which was both the origin and the focal point of this amazing profusion of paper, a virtual paper landscape had come into being in the course …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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Reviewing a paper? Here’s what I do!

Following on from the storming success of my random thoughts on revising a paper, I thought I would treat everyone to a Part II: what do I do when reviewing a paper? To set the scene, try reading this classic paper by Peters and Ceci, in which they took recently published papers, added fictitious author …read more

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So what do I read on the internet?

I have two small children and don’t get out much in the evening. Obviously Mumsnet for debates about the use of social media to evaluate patient experience and debates about the use of randomised controlled trials for evaluating policy changes kicked off by Ben Goldacre (I think that the randomised roll out of policy is …read more

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They do funding AND shrunken heads: go visit the Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Trust – oooh, funding! That’s my usual association. So it was good to remind myself this weekend about all the other things they do, including showing the most fascinating collection of health and disease related objects it is possible to imagine. I spent a rapt hour in the Wellcome Collection’s Medicine Man exhibition, …read more

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