Is it BAME, BME, or ethnic minority? Why language matters.
A range of collective terms have recently been used in the UK to describe ethnic minority groups, including BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic), BME (Black Minority Ethnic), ethnic minority, non-white, and people of colour. BAME or BME are frequently used in the UK, but are problematic as they indiscriminately...
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ActWELL trial results to be shared with all stakeholders in online events this November
Participants and other stakeholders in the ActWELL trial are invited to hear about the study results in online events. The events were originally intended to be hosted face-to-face, one event in each city where the trial recruited participants (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow) but due to the ongoing pandemic this...
Dr Katie Gillies represents the HSRU at the HRB TMRN Trial Methodology Symposium
The theme for this year’s event was “improved trials for better health decisions for an informed public” and included topics such as enhancing public involvement in trials research, the challenges of surgical trials and an informative session on ‘The People’s Trial’. Dr Katie Gillies presented her work which highlighted the importance...
HSRU's Professor Alison Avenell to take part in FFN Fragility Fracture Network session
HSRU's Professor Alison Avenell will be taking part in an online session presented by FFN Fragility Fracture Network on 1 December 2020 at 12.00pm. This session will introduce the impact of malnutrition on patients with hip fracture and evidence for the importance of nutritional management including from Professor Avenell’s Cochrane reviews....
Staff News - October 2020
Welcome to Andrew MacLaren, who joined us this month as a Research Fellow. Andrew will be working with Louise Locock and Zoe Skea on Louise’s CSO-funded project Enhancing Recruitment and Retention of Rural Doctors in Scotland: A Mixed-Methods Study Welcome also to Elisabeth Kirchner, who joined us this month as a...
Enhancing recruitment and retention of rural doctors in Scotland: a mixed-methods study begins
A new project, funded by the Scottish Chief Scientist Office, exploring the recruitment and retention of rural doctors in Scotland begins this month at the Health Services Research Unit. This project will be led by Prof Louise Locock, and Prof Jennifer Cleland (now at NTU Singapore). This research will use...
Study of diagnosis of wet age-related macular degeneration reaches milestone
A team of researchers led by Prof Usha Chakravarthy from Queen’s University Belfast, and HSRU’s Prof Craig Ramsay have recently completed the analysis of a large research study into the diagnosis of wet AMD. The study was co-ordinated by our Clinical Trials Unit (CHaRT) and funded by the NIHR Health...
INCLUDE Ethnicity Framework tool completed
Completing the INCLUDE Ethnicity Framework was part of a group of projects which formed part of a rolling call for research proposals on Covid-19, jointly funded by UKRI and NIHR in response to the pandemic, and included research on treatments, vaccines and the spread of the virus, as well as...
How to deal with a temporary suspension and restarting your trial
Whilst the issues around early termination of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are well documented in the literature, trials can also be temporarily suspended with the real prospect that they may subsequently restart. There is little guidance in the literature as to how to manage such a temporary suspension. Researchers working...
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