Identifying barriers and facilitators to ambulance service assessment and treatment of acute asthma: a focus group study

Researchers in CaHRU and East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) have published a new study: “Identifying barriers and facilitators to ambulance service assessment and treatment of acute asthma: a focus group study” in BMC…

Improvement Science and Research Methods seminar: A journey through health economics with Prof Dr Darrin Baines

In the latest in our series of Improvement Science and Methods seminars hosted by CaHRU on Tuesday 24th of June Prof Darrin Baines guided us on a ‘Journey through Health Economics’. Prof Baines was previously…

CaHRU researchers attend HSRN Symposium 2014

On 19th and 20th June, Fiona Togher and Viet-Hai Phung from CaHRU attended the annual Health Services Research Network Symposium (HSRN). Together, they presented three posters during the conference poster sessions entitled, ‘What do users…

Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe (QUALICOPC)

Funded by the European Commission, awarding €62,000. Key contact: Coral Sirdifield. This study crosses over 30 European countries and aims to investigate which aspects of the structure and organisation of primary care are the most…

Paramedics’ views on their role in an ambulance based trial of ultra-acute stroke

Novel treatments for stroke are increasingly being tested and delivered in the ultra-acute period during initial presentation to ambulance services. In the first feasibility trial of nitroglycerin (glyceryl trinitrate) in ultra-acute stroke (RIGHT) there were…