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News & events updates from Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency (including Unscheduled) Care Research
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News & events updates from Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency (including Unscheduled) Care Research
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Edition #2

PRIME Centre Wales is a collaboration between researchers from the former Thematic Research network for emergency and UnScheduled Trauma care (TRUST) and Wales School for Primary Care Research (WSPCR).  We are an all-Wales centre with members from Bangor University, Cardiff University, University of South Wales, and Swansea University, funded by Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government.

Forthcoming events of interest

 

Wound Healing Workshop - Collaboration and innovation for health and wealth

Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Time: 13:00-18:00
Venue: The Michael Griffith Lecture theatre, Heath Park, Cardiff University School of Medicine, CF14 4XN

Including:

  • SEWAHSP - Working together for success
    • Professor Sue Bale, OBE Director of Research Aneurin Bevan and Director South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership (SEWAHSP)
  • Meeting the challenge of wounds in Wales
    • Professor Michael Clark, Director Welsh Wound Network
  • Medicinal maggots: the science behind the therapy
    • Dr Yamni Nigam, Swansea University
  • Non-contact low-frequency ultrasound (NFLU) for venous leg ulcers: bridging the evidence gap through a NICE-facilitated randomised controlled trial’
    • Dr Judith White, Cardiff University
  • Advanced wound dressings in paediatrics and burns
    • Dr Toby Jenkins, University of Bath
Further details available at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/citer/learningopportunities/seminars/index.html


 


South West Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Research Meeting 2016

Date: Tuesday 1st - Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Venue: Cardiff Park Plaza Hotel, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff.

The meeting will be hosted by Cardiff School of Medicine’s Institute of Primary Care and Public Health on 1st and 2nd March 2016. The theme for the meeting is entitled: “Priorities, Partnerships and Prudent Healthcare … Building a future Together. Conference registration is open.
The conference website can be found here http://www.swsapc2016.co.uk/ and provides details on how to register. For any queries, please contact the conference office: swsapc16@cardiff.ac.uk

Recent events


PRIME Centre Wales
Long Term Conditions Consensus Meeting

Tuesday 10th November 2015, St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny, NP7 5ND

Bringing together researchers, representatives from government, local authorities, commercial sector, third sector, community members and their supporters/carers – to identify the research issues, prioritise these and establish how they can be collectively delivered. For full details about the meeting: click here.

 

PRIME Centre Wales
Guest Lecture: Sir Liam Donaldson

Tuesday 10th November 2015, Cardiff School of Medicine
'Patient safety - today's challenges, tomorrow's opportunity'.

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson is recognised as an international champion of patient safety and public health. He was the foundation chair of the World Health Organisation World Alliance for Patient Safety, launched in 2004. He is a past vice-chairman of the World Health Organisation Executive Board. He is now the World Health Organisation’s Envoy for Patient Safety and Chairman of the Independent Monitoring for the Polio Eradication Programme. In the UK, he is currently Chair of Health Policy at Imperial College London and Chancellor of Newcastle University. A recording of the lecture is available to view: click here.

 

HSRUK Winter Meeting: Impact of Health Services Research

10th October 2015, Swansea University
The PPHI team at Swansea University Medical School co-hosted this successful half day seminar with the national organisation Health Services Research UK (formerly Health Services Research Network). This was the first time the HSRUK winter meeting had been held in Wales.

For full details about the meeting: click here
 

PRIME Centre Wales Social Care Consensus Meeting

Monday 5th October 2015, 10:00 - 15:00, Future Inn Cardiff Hotel

The meeting aimed to bring together health and social care researchers, representatives from government, local authorities, commercial sector, third sector, community members and their supporters/carers to identify the research issues, prioritise these and establish how they can be collectively delivered.

For full details about the meeting: click here.

Recent publications

Molluscum contagiosum and associations with atopic eczema in children: a retrospective longitudinal study in primary care.
Olsen JR, Piguet V, Gallacher J, & Francis NA. (2015b). The British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 66(642), e53–e58.

Community based interventions to prevent fatal overdose from illegal drugs: a systematic review protocol.
Okolie C, Evans BA, John A, Moore C, Russell D, Snooks H. BMJ Open 2015;5:e008981

International variation in adherence to referral guidelines for suspected cancer: a secondary analysis of survey data.
Nicholson BD, Mant D, Neal RD, Hart N, Hamilton W, Shinkins B, Rubin G, Rose PW. British Journal of General Practice, Online First, Published Jan 2016.

Using existing trial data to inform the development of core outcome sets and improve efficiencies in research.
Thomas, K. S., Bradshaw, L., Montgommery, A. A., Francis, N. A., Ridd, M. J., & Santer, M. (2015). Trials, 16(Suppl 2), O74.

Recruitment to oral steroids for the resolution of otitis media with effusion in children (OSTRICH) study: challenges of a randomised controlled trial in secondary care sites across Wales and England.
Waldron, C.-A., Thomas-Jones, E., Harris, D., Shepherd, V., Cannings-John, R., Hood, K., et al. (2015). Trials, 16(Suppl 2), P119.

Quality of Life impact of childhood skin conditions measured using the Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI): a meta-analysis.
Olsen JR, Gallacher J, Finlay AY, Piguet V, & Francis NA. (2015). The British Journal of Dermatology.

Supporting shared decision making using an Option Grid for osteoarthritis of the knee in an interface musculoskeletal clinic: a stepped wedge trial.
Elwyn G, Pickles T, Edwards A, Kinsey K, Brain K, Newcombe RG, Firth J, Marrin K, Nye A, Wood F. Patient Education and Counseling. 2015 Oct 30. pii: S0738-3991(15)30092-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.10.011. [Epub ahead of print].

Analytic laboratory performance of a point of care urine culture kit for diagnosis and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
Bongard E, Frimodt-Møller N, Gal M, Wootton M, Howe R, Francis NA, Goossens H, Butler CC. (2015). European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases: Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, 34(10), 2111–2119.

Children's Toothbrushing Frequency: The Influence of Parents' Rationale for Brushing, Habits and Family Routines.
Trubey RJ, Moore SC, Chestnutt IG. Caries Res 2015;49:157-164

The association between parents' perceived social norms for toothbrushing and the frequency with which they report brushing their child's teeth.
Trubey RJ, Moore SC, Chestnutt IG. Community Dent Health. 2015 Jun;32(2):98-103.

Identifying priorities for improved child healthcare: a mixed methods analysis of safety incident reports.
Rees P, Edwards A, Powell C, Williams H, Hibbert P, Makeham M, Luff D, Parry G, Sheikh A, Donaldson L, Carson-Stevens A. BMJ Quality & Safety 11/2015; 24(11):730-731.

Opportunities for incident reporting.
Williams H, Cooper A, Carson-Stevens A. BMJ Quality & Safety 11/2015.

Involving older people in a multi centre randomised trial of a complex intervention in prehospital emergency care: implementation of a collaborative model.
Koniotou M, Evans BA, Chatters R, Fothergill R, Garnsworthy C, Gaze S, Halter M, Mason S, Peconi J, Porter A, Siriwardena AN, Toghill A, Snooks H. Published in Trials 16:298



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