NHS 111 – can the ‘call first approach’ work effectively in uncertain times? - Dr Jen Lewis (October 2020)
The ‘NHS 111 first’ scheme is currently being piloted in parts of England, a system that recommends all patients should call NHS 111 first before visiting the Emergency Department. Read more about our Urgent and Emergency Care theme's analysis of NHS 111 calls and whether patients complied with NHS 111 advice.
A breath of fresh air - Prof Rosie McEachan and Rukhsana Rashid (October 2020)
In the UK, 64,000 deaths every year can be directly linked to poor air quality. To mark Clean Air Day 2020, our Early Life and Prevention theme have shared some insight into the plans being developed locally to improve air quality, reduce pollution and how any impact made on population health is going to be measured in the BiB Breathes project.
Improving the health of people with mental and physical health problems: A local research priority setting exercise - Ruth Wadman and Liz Newbronner (September 2020)
Learn more about the work being completed by our Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme to ensure key members of the public and health and social care professionals, have a voice in deciding the most important questions to be answered by future research.
Bradford District COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Group: 4 months in - Chris Cartwright (August 2020)
Chris Cartwright, Early Life and Prevention theme Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber ARC, shares an update on the Bradford C-SAG group and highlights from theme research carried out over the last few months.
Beverley Slater, Director of the Improvement Academy and co-Implementation Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber ARC, writes about the challenges of sustaining new innovative ways of working after the COVID crisis has subsided. Beverley argues that concepts from implementation science can provide a useful way of thinking about this.