The Unit is committed to the dissemination of research findings in the NHS in Scotland and beyond, in line with its remit to 'work for the implementation of proven changes in clinical activities'. A variety of methods have been used to promote this. Active dissemination is pursued through presentations at conferences and publications in scientific journals and books.

Recent Publications

Ball, WP, Black, C, Gordon, S, Ostrovska, B, Paranjothy, S, Rasalam, A, Ritchie, D, Rowlands, H, Rzewuska, M, Thompson, E, Wilde, K, Butler, JE. Inequalities in children’s mental health care: analysis of routinely collected data on prescribing and referrals to secondary care. BMC Psychiatry 2023;23(1):22.

Bolland, MJ, Gamble, GD, Avenell, A, Cooper, DJ, Grey, A. Distributions of baseline categorical variables were different from the expected distributions in randomized trials with integrity concerns. J Clin Epidemiol 2023;154:117-24.

Cribb, A, Entwistle, V, Mitchell, P. Varieties of improvement expertise: knowledge and contestation in health-care improvement. Sociology of Health & Illness. 2023.

King, AJ, Hudson, J, Azuara-Blanco, A, Kirwan, JF, Goyal, S, Lim, KS, Maclennan, G, TAGS Research Group. Effects of socioeconomic status on baseline values and outcomes at 24 months in the Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma Study randomised controlled Trial. Br J Ophthalmol 2023- 321922

Lawrie, L, Turner, S, Cotton, SC, Wood, J, Morgan, HM. A qualitative process evaluation within a clinical trial that used healthcare technologies for children with asthma-insights and implications. PLoS One 2023;18(1):e0280086.

Maclean, A, Hunt, K, Brown, A, Evered, JA, Dowrick, A, Fokkens, A, Grob, R, Law, S, Locock, L, Marcinow, M, Smith, L, Urbanowicz, A, Verheij, N, Wild, C. Negotiation of collective and individual candidacy for long Covid healthcare in the early phases of the Covid-19 pandemic: Validated, diverted and rejected candidacy. SSM Qual Res Health 2023;3:100207.

MacLennan, S, Pereira-Azevedo, N, Duncan, E, Dunsmore, J, Fullwood, L, Lumen, N, Plass, K, Ribal, MJ, Roobol, MJ, Niebor, D, Schouten, N, Skolarus, TA, Smith, EJ, N'Dow, J, Mottet, N, Briganti, A, Pan-European National Urological Society Imagine Collaborative. Mapping European Association of Urology Guideline Practice Across Europe: An Audit of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Use Before Prostate Cancer Surgery in 6598 Cases in 187 Hospitals Across 31 European Countries. Eur Urol 2023.

Mitchell, P, Cribb, A, Entwistle, V. Patient Safety and the Question of Dignitary HarmsJ Med Philos 2023;48(1):33-49.

Parker, A, Arundel, C, Mills, N, Rooshenas, L, Jepson, MA, Donovan, JL, Blazeby, JM, Coleman, E, Clark, L, Doherty, L, Hewitt, CA, Partha Sarathy, P, Beard, DJ, Bower, P, Brealey, S, Brocklehurst, P, Cooper, C, Crofts, J, Culliford, L, Dias, J, Devane, D, Eldridge, S, Emsley, R, Galvin, S, Gemperle-Mannion, E, Jayne, D, Metcalfe, A, Montgomery, A, Rangan, A, Sutton, C, Tharmanathan, P, Treweek, S,Torgerson, D. Staff training to improve participant recruitment into surgical randomised controlled trials: A feasibility study within a trial (SWAT) across four host trials simultaneously. Research Methods in Medicine & Health Sciences 2023;4(1):2-15.

Reilly, F, Wani, N, Hall, S, Morgan, HM, Allan, J, Constable, L, Ntessalen, M, Murchie, P. User Experiences in a Digital Intervention to Support Total Skin Self-examination by Melanoma Survivors: Nested Qualitative Evaluation Embedded in a Randomized Controlled TrialJMIR Dermatol 2023;6:e39544.

Subramanian, A, Azcoaga-Lorenzo, A, Anand, A, Phillips, K, Lee, SI, Cockburn, N, Fagbamigbe, AF, Damase-Michel, C, Yau, C, McCowan, C, O'Reilly, D, Santorelli, G, Hope, H, Kennedy, JI, Abel, KM, Eastwood, K-A, Locock, L, Black, M, Loane, M, Moss, N, Plachcinski, R, Thangaratinam, S, Brophy, S, Agrawal, U, Vowles, Z, Brocklehurst, P, Dolk, H, Nelson-Piercy, C, Nirantharakumar, K, Mu, MPG. Polypharmacy during pregnancy and associated risk factors: a retrospective analysis of 577 medication exposures among 1.5 million pregnancies in the UK, 2000-2019. BMC Med 2023;21:21.

Yousuf, S, Rzewuska, M, Duncan, E, Ramsay, C. Identification of outcomes reported for hospital antimicrobial stewardship interventions using a systematic review of reviews. JAC Antimicrob Resist 2023;5(1):dlac127.