North of England Commissioning Support Unit

Research and Development

Research and Development

Research and development are key in supporting innovation, understanding issues and making evidence based decisions.  We have expertise and experience to help you deliver improved outcomes, working in collaboration with the National Institute of Health Research and local research networks.

We can provide:

  • Advice on research projects in primary care
  • Feasibility of research projects
  • Research governance advice for primary care

“Our team gives a comprehensive service, supporting a range of R&D activities to make sure that the best research and evidence is available and can be used in the most appropriate way to support commissioning.”

– Shona Haining, Senior Research & Development Manager

Our current projects are listed here.

Our Research and Evidence Bulletins are available at the links below:

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Related Information

North East Vanguards Evaluation

Northern Centre for Mood Disorders
Northern Centre for Mood Disorders – Improving the Clinical Care of Patients Through Research

Health Pathways in South Tyneside

Published in July 2017, this is the evaluation of the implementation of Health Pathways (HP) within South Tyneside. HP is an online repository of care pathways developed in New Zealand to support decision making and patient care. The system is not currently integrated with the current clinical records system EMIS Health, used by practitioners in South Tyneside, but this functionality is currently in development and the pilot testing is expected in January and February 2018.

Health Pathways Report Overview
Health Pathways Report


Advancing Innovation with Managers in the NHS organisational environment (AIMING) project
This report covers the findings of research on ‘share and spread’ of new care models (NCMs) innovations within the North East of England, and in particular the role of ‘middle managers’ in the adoption and/or blocking of innovation with the view of understanding the wider innovation environment for health and social care in the region.

AIM Report December 2017
AIM Final Report Summation


"I would like to thank you for your help. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and efficiency have made this a very positive experience for us all. We have enjoyed working with you a great deal and hope to be able to collaborate with you again in the future." - Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Cancer Prevention, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine