Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback
Research by HSRU's Professor Louise Locock is one of several studies to feature in a Themed Review published this month by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) on Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback. The NHS is spending millions of pounds encouraging patients to give feedback but the information gained...
HSRU's Dr Magaly Aceves-Martins supporting #WomenInSTEM
Our Dr Magaly Aceves-Martins is the spokeswoman and coordinator in Europe of the programme “Women Leaders in STEAM”. This is a unique mentoring programme in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Latina Women, led by MBA Rebeca Vargas, (CEO of the U.S-Mexico Leaders Network). The main...
HSRU Social Committee Christmas Round up
Social Lunch and Linkee Game Tuesday 3 December, 12.30pm. There’s still time to sign up for this if you’re interested. If you fancy lunch from Social Bite (who put 100% of their profits towards ending homelessness in Scotland) then have a look at the menu (https://social-bite.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SB_Delivers-Menu_Sep2019_WEB.pdf) and give your order and...
HSRU's Professor Shaun Treweek one of 2019's Highly Cited Researchers
Professor Shaun Treweek is one of the 0.1% of the world's researchers named in the 2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers List. The list recognises the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations...
HSRU's Dr Magdalena Rzewuska to contribute to a panel discussion held by ID-Hub
On 15 Nov at 15:00 our Dr Magdalena Rzewuska will be contributing to a panel discussion held by ID-Hub in line with World Antibiotic Awareness Week. With four other experts she will be answering questions on antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic use and stewardship and highlighting our work in the area to...
Are you setting up new trial recruitment sites? If you are ESP2 needs you!
Setting up trial recruitment sites takes time and effort. Not all of this effort is rewarded because not all of those sites will recruit as planned but are likely to take up just as much, if not more, of your time as sites that do recruit. The Estimating Site Performance-2 project...
Staff News - October 2019
Welcome to Emma Berry, Taylor Coffey and Sinan Khadhouri who all joined us this month as postgraduate research students. Farewell to Kath Starr who leaves us at the end of this month to take up post as Senior Trials Manager at Nottingham CTU – we look forward to many productive future...
Clinical trials, methodology and accountability - a patient and public involvement (PPI) view
Several members of the HSRU team attended the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC) in Brighton last week. It was a fantastic conference with ubiquitous examples of world leading methodological research being presented. Three of the HSRU team in attendance were patient partners and one of them, Andrew Worrall, has...
HSRU well represented at ICTMC2019 in Brighton
Some of our colleagues have just returned from Brighton where they attended ICTMC2019 - 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference. The event showcased the very latest in trials methodology research and offered plenty of valuable opportunities for networking. The Conference also marked 10 years since the Network of Hubs for Trials...
Award for Aberdeen initiative that 'reduces research waste'
Aberdeen academics have won a prestigious international award for making trials of new healthcare treatments more efficient. Professor Shaun Treweek and his team won the 2019 Cochrane-REWARD prize for reducing research waste after starting an initiative called Trial Forge. Randomised trials are the gold standard for evaluating healthcare treatments - thousands are...
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