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NIHR Highlight Financial Incentives for Patients
Whether attending screening appointments, taking medication correctly, quitting smoking, or increasing physical activity, there are many situations where changing behaviour is important for health. However, it is often not clear how best to help people make healthy changes. In the case of tobacco or alcohol consumption, there is good evidence that financial disincentives, such as increasing sales taxes, do deter these harmful behaviours. But these approaches are not suitable in many situations. ...
NIHR Highlight Management of Labour
This Highlight presents recent research evidence on some aspects of the management of labour, including; the induction of labour, water birth, interpretation of the fetal heart rate, pain management and position during the second stage of labour with or without an epidural. It provides information and context to the essential decisions for a mother-to-be and her midwife and care-givers. The evidence from these studies will be useful for all women – there is no particular focus on high-risk pregn...
NIHR Highlight Nine ways research could save the NHS money
In this highlight, we have carefully selected nine NIHR Signals that show how research could help to save the NHS money. This collection covers a range of treatments and initiatives that are cost effective for the NHS.
NIHR Highlight My Signals - Physiotherapy
In My Signals, health and social care staff and service users tell us what research is important to them and why they feel others need to know about it. Join the conversation on Twitter and tell us which Signals have interested, excited or surprised you, using #MySignals. In this collection, we asked four physiotherapists to tell us which Signals have interested them most and explain why they feel the findings are worth sharing.
NIHR Highlight My Signals - Nursing
In My Signals, health and social care staff and service users tell us what research is important to them and why they feel others need to know about it. Join the conversation on Twitter and tell us which Signals have interested, excited or surprised you, using #MySignals. You can find out more about NIHR Signals or read the latest on the Discover Portal. In this collection, we asked three nurses of different levels of experience and specialities to tell us which Signals have interested them mos...
NIHR Highlight How commissioners use research evidence
Researchers want their work to be used and useful, but may not always understand the context in which decisions are made. Most health and care organisations aim to base decisions on the best available evidence, but accessing and interpreting the right evidence at the right time is hard. Researchers need to do what they can to make their research as useful as possible to those making decisions under pressure. The NIHR has funded six particular studies in the past five years on the use of eviden...
NIHR Highlight My Signals - Surgery
In My Signals, health and social care staff and service users tell us what research is important to them and why they feel others need to know about it. Join the conversation on Twitter and tell us which Signals have interested, excited or surprised you, using #MySignals. You can find out more about NIHR Signals or read the latest on the Discover Portal In this collection, Jane Blazeby and Natalie Blencowe, academic surgeons at the University of Bristol, share their selection of Signals which c...
NIHR Highlight My Signals - General Practice
In My Signals, health and social care staff and service users tell us what research is important to them and why they feel others need to know about it. Join the conversation on Twitter and tell us which Signals have interested, excited or surprised you, using #MySignals. You can find the latest NIHR Signals on the Discover Portal. We asked three GPs to tell us which NIHR Signals have most interested them and to explain why they feel the findings are worth sharing.
NIHR Highlight Childhood eczema
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition, characterised by dry, itchy and red skin. It can affect both children and adults, and is very individual in nature. Childhood eczema is usually the ‘atopic’ type, which commonly starts in childhood, often runs in families, and is linked to allergies and other allergic conditions like asthma and hay fever. Eczema is normally visible on the face, hands or body, and whilst it can be very itchy it is not contagious. This Highlight presents findings from stu...
NIHR Highlight My Signals - Public Health Collection
In My Signals, health and social care staff and service users tell us what research is important to them and why they feel others need to know about it. In this collection, Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health at Doncaster Council, explains the role of research evidence in public health and highlights NIHR Signals of particular interest. Join the conversation on Twitter and tell us which Signals have interested, excited or surprised you, using #MySignals.
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