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Guide to giving feedback in NIHR public involvement

A recent paper in Health Expectations by Professor Elspeth Mathie et al has highlighted that giving feedback to patients, carers and the public is not yet integral to the research process. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hex.12684?af=R& The study funded by the NIHR CLAHRC East of England and involving 68 public contributors and 39 researchers, found that 19% public contributors […]

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Conference “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” 1 June

St John’s College Reading Group on Health Inequalities  is holding a one day interdisciplinary conference at the Old Divinity School in St John’s College: “Comparative perspectives on social inequalities in life and death” including a Public Lecture: “Development of social behaviour in children from infancy: neurobiological, relational and situational interactions”  More information and registration  

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Professor Dame Theresa Marteau discusses her life as a scientist

Chloe Gamlin, University of Cambridge medical student and President of the student society for general practitioners at Cambridge, asks leading behavioural scientist Professor Dame Theresa Marteau to describe her career and how being a woman has influenced her work. Chloe: In your opinion, what is the greatest public health challenge we are currently facing, and […]

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Mapping Morality in Global Health Conference 26-27 June

A two-day conference that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, epidemiology, history, politics, philosophy and theology to discuss some of the most interesting and pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary global health. 26 – 27 June Alison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27450

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Sustainable Health Manifesto published

This manifesto attempts to summarize the Sustainable Health Symposium that was held in Cambridge in July, 2017. The symposium included conversations on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people, communities, the planet, and a new health operating system. What we have learned […]

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Report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement” out

John Clarkson, Deputy Chair of the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, is first author of the report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement”. There have been numerous calls to implement a more holistic systems approach to transform health and care to address the needs of a changing patient population. Engineers routinely […]

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Challenges of experimental government seminar series

Randomised Control Trials, behavioural insights and ‘nudge’ style policy interventions have become popular in government, development policy, academia and business. There is, however, a lack of information and evidence on the challenges of setting up and implementing these complex social interventions and experimental evaluations particularly documenting when things go wrong and why. This seminar series […]

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Is late-life dependency increasing or not? Researchers working with CFAS data shed further light on this question

How much care are we likely to need in our older years, and for how long? Will future generations of older people spend much of their time completely dependent on carers? Will they require low levels of care much of the time, or will they remain largely independent?  The answers to these questions are important.  […]

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Ageing well: How our researchers are working with policymakers to help you age better

We are living longer than ever before and many of us are not enjoying good health in older age.1 Longer life expectancy does not necessarily come with more healthy years.2 As a consequence, ageing well has become a critical public health issue and an increasing focus for policymakers. So, how is our government currently working […]

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Large studies find screening reduces mortality for those with detectable type 2 diabetes but not for general population

Three large trials involving researchers from the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the Department of Public Health and Primary Care show that screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population. However, for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in mortality […]

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