Health Services

This theme aims to:

– Understand and improve the delivery, experience and outcomes of health services

– Work with patients, commissioners, guideline developers, and policy makers to ensure that the delivery of healthcare is evidence based

– Support the delivery of evidence-based healthcare in low- and middle-income countries and in humanitarian needs

Examples of our research in this area are shown below

Emergency admissions for children in England

There are currently pressures on those working in primary care settings to reduce hospital admissions yet acute admissions for children

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Rheumatoid Factor in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is important in preventing long-term damage and disability. RA should be suspected

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Packaging to improve medication adherence

People often miss taking prescribed medication, because of forgetfulness, changing medication schedules or busy lifestyles. It is estimated that between

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Funding of emergency departments

Substantial funds are being withheld from hospital budgets under government policies, with targets, penalties, and incentives designed to help drive

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