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…

New study on genetic tests for cardiovascular disease in primary care

In a world where genetic tests for coronary heart disease (CHD) are becoming increasingly commercially available, how do patients make sense of the results particularly when considered alongside the results from routine cardiovascular risk assessments…

Professor Sara Owen contributes to DELAROSE Project

Head of the College of Social Science and LIH steering group member Professor Sara Owen attended the 2nd steering group meeting for the DELAROSE project; a pan-European consortium of Universities and disability service organisation co-ordinated by the Waterford Institute…