In March each year, the British Science Association runs a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths called British Science Week (BSW). By linking this year’s theme of ‘Connections’ with their ‘Smashing Stereotypes’ campaign, it sought to highlight the diverse and inspiring people who work in scientific fields, as well as the value of joy in human connections: www.britishscienceweek.org/smashing-stereotypes-returns-for-another-british-science-week/.
This year, the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) celebrated BSW 2023 (10-19 March); showing the connections we share with colleagues, groups, patients, and the public (shared on Twitter here).
Health services research provides a broad, unique understanding of care providers, payers, policymakers, patients, consumers, and communities. This unique multi-perspective view is reflected in who is involved in HSRU’s research.
Prof Craig Ramsay, HSRU director said: “What health service researchers do now matters more than ever. Services need to evolve to meet new patterns of wellbeing, demand and opportunities from new treatments and technologies. We can’t do this alone. Communication between diverse populations, people and places is the only way we can achieve the research excellence needed in pursuit of improving health and healthcare in a sustainable way.”