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Evidence Resources

Research and evidence are key in supporting innovation, understanding issues and making evidence based decisions. The R&E Team offer expertise and experience to help you deliver improved outcomes, working in collaboration with key stakeholders in the health and social care sector and linking to academia. We can help you: to develop evaluation plans, work on research and evaluation ideas, and provide skills, access and training to use evidence and evaluation most effectively. Using our regular bulletins, webpage and social media, we highlight the latest evidence available, signposting you to research outcomes which will help to inform decision-making. Please contact the team with any queries, or to get on to the bulletin mailing list - NECSU.RETeam@nhs.net or keep up-to-date on twitter @NECSRETeam

ImplementingNCM

Category: Leadership

This Discussion and Opinion paper by Anna Starling (Health Foundation) was published in the International Journal of Care Co-ordination in April 2018. Leaders from national Vanguard sites were interviewd to understand how they made changes to care locally, resulting in a framework of ten lessons for health and care leaders seeking to develop and implement NCM.

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DevelopingNCMinPACSVanguards

Category: Acute Care

this report, from the Kings Fund, was shared in April 2018

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PANDATrial

Category: Health Wellbeing

the PANDA Trial asks - What are the indications for Prescribing ANtiDepressAnts that will lead to a clinical benefit? the paper links to a number of publications which were shared in early 2018

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ReviewOfGatesheadVirtualWard

Category: Care Homes

Undertaken by CordisBright, PPL and Cobic, this review of the virtual ward was shared in January 2018. The Virtual Ward meeting is a weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting to discuss care home residents, which is attended predominantly by staff employed by Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Core attendees include community geriatricians, a consultant old age psychiatrist and older person nurse specialists. It was established in 2013.

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ReviewOfCaseManagementApproaches

Category: Acute Care

This review, undertaken by Cordis Bright, PPL and Cobic for Newcastle Gateshead CCG explored the new approach to Case Management and was published in January 2018

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NIHRArticle-HEATStudy

Category: Acute Care

A study aiming to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding in aspirin users is believed to be the UK’s largest interventional academic drug trial, after 30,024 patients volunteered to take part. The study, known as HEAT, was funded and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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DiRECTPreliminaryFindings

Category: Health Wellbeing

The trial, called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial) and funded by Diabetes UK, has been undertaken by Glasgow and Newcastle Universities. This is linking to their preliminary findings and more detailed information is expected.

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COPDSelf-ManagementResearchReport

Category: COPD

Undertaken by Newcastle Gateshead CCG and Newcastle University, this research explored how to Improve Self-Management Support and Planning for patients with COPD - Published January 2018

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UTIsInCareHomes

Category: Care Homes

this preliminary study under taken in the North East in 2017/18 may be developed into a deeper piece of work

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NIHRArticle-AvoidanceOfChildInjuries

Category: Out of Hospital Collaboration

Article from NIHR exploring ways in which common injuries to children may be avoided.

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NIHRArticle-AlternativesToGPConsultationsUnlikely

Category: Primary Care

this NIHR article explored the likelihood of face-to-face GP consultations being replaced

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NIHRArticle-28dayPrescriptions

Category: Pharmacy

This article was shared by NIHR and examined the arguments around extending prescriptions to cover longer periods

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