HSRU leading the Asynchronous Consultation Research for the NHS (ACORN)
Because of COVID-19 most NHS settings have had to dramatically change how they provide consultation appointments for their patients. Under NHS guidance, remote consultation has been rapidly introduced to replace face-to-face consultation. Most research around remote consultations has focused on ‘synchronous’ forms, where patients and clinicians talk online or by...
Staff News - October 2021
This month we say a fond farewell to Dawn McRae who leaves us after nearly 7 years in the Unit. This month we also say farewell to Marcin Woznicki who joined us originally as an intern in the Programming Team on a one-year contract but then rejoined us this year as...
Urology Foundation Trials Unit
CHaRT and the Academic Urology Unit (AUU) were successful in winning the open call for funding to act as The Urology Foundation’s (TUF) clinical trials unit. TUF is a charity dedicated to working with researchers and health care professionals to improve urology care in the UK. Jointly with The British Association of...
New citizen science platform launched to improve oral health and dental care
Our new project, in partnership with the Universities of Dundee, West England Bristol and NHS Education for Scotland, involves an online citizen science platform that is launching today. Members of the public (citizens) are invited to share their experiences, help us improve oral and dental healthcare, learn more about oral...
Staff News - August 2021
Congratulations to Suzanne Breeman and Lynda Constable who have both been appointed as part-time Deputy Senior Trial Managers to support Seonaidh Cotton. Both Suzanne and Lynda will continue working as Trial Managers in addition to their new duties as Deputy Snr TMs.
#TrialsChat for International Clinical Trials Day 2021
The HSRU Public Engagement Group (PEG) organised a TweetChat on 20 May 2021, 12-30-1.30 to mark International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD). The chat was hosted by the HSRU Twitter page using the hashtag #TrialsChat. The event, which was advertised ahead of ICTD through the PEG Instagram, PEG Twitter and HSRU Twitter...
Staff News - May 2021
Sharon McCann rejoins us as a Research Fellow on an ISSF Returners Grant: congratulations and welcome back Sharon! Utkalika Kuanar rejoins us for a few months as a Programmer to help us move some key projects forward: good to have you back Utkalika!
HSRU mark over one year working at home with a staff photo montage
To mark a full year since HSRU moved to home working in March 2020, we asked staff to send us photos of themselves, either working from their home offices, dining rooms and spare bedrooms, or out and about undertaking lockdown activities. We had an amazing range of photos sent in,...
12 Month outcomes of the MASTER non-inferiority Randomised Controlled Trial
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is common in men after prostate surgery and can be difficult to improve with conservative treatment. Even after physiotherapy, 75% of those incontinent 6 weeks after surgery continue to have some leakage 12 months later. Implantation with the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is the recommended surgery...
Introducing... The HSRU Blog!
We are pleased to be able to announce that we now have an HSRU Blog, hosted within the HSRU website.
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