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  • Developing a national learning health system 

    McIntosh B (2017) Developing a national learning health system [editorial]. British journal of healthcare management. 23(7): 304-305.
    There is increasing recognition among policymakers that health systems are no longer fit for purpose. Our hospital-centred systems, originally created to deal with communicable disease epidemics, are now faced with the ...
  • Changes in admission thresholds in English Emergency Departments 

    Wyatt S, Child K, Hood A et al (2017) Changes in admission thresholds in English Emergency Departments. Emergency Medicine Journal. Accepted for Publication.
    Background: The most common route to a hospital bed in an emergency is via an emergency department (ED). Many recent initiatives and interventions have the objective of reducing the number of unnecessary emergency ...
  • Person-Centered Dementia Care in the Community: A Perspective From the United Kingdom 

    Downs M and Lord K (2017) Person-Centered Dementia Care in the Community: A Perspective From the United Kingdom. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Online before print. DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20170515-01
    Dementia is a global concern. Although effort is being put toward finding a cure, many advances have been made in ensuring excellence in dementia care. In the United Kingdom, the concept of person-centered dementia care ...
  • Why written objectives need to be really SMART. 

    Ogbeiwi O (2017) Why written objectives need to be really SMART. British Journal of Healthcare Management. 23 (7): 324–336.
    All successful programmes share goal-setting as a standard practice, and many write their goal statements to satisfy the S.M.A.R.T. criteria. To be SMART, objective statements should be constructed to specify four components: ...
  • CoMPASs: IOn programme (Care Of Memory Problems in Advanced Stages of dementia: Improving Our Knowledge): protocol for a mixed methods study 

    Jones L, Harrington J, Scott S et al (2012) CoMPASs: IOn programme (Care Of Memory Problems in Advanced Stages of dementia: Improving Our Knowledge): protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2(6): e002265.
    Introduction: Approximately 700 000 people in the UK have dementia, rising to 1.2 million by 2050; one-third of people aged over 65 will die with dementia. Good end-of-life care is often neglected, and detailed UK-based ...
  • Family involvement in timely detection of changes in health of nursing homes residents: a qualitative exploratory study 

    Powell C, Blighe A, Froggatt K et al (2017) Family involvement in timely detection of changes in health of nursing homes residents: a qualitative exploratory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Accepted for publication.
    This article aims to explore family perspectives on their involvement in the timely detection of changes in their relatives' health in UK nursing homes. Increasingly, policy attention is being paid to the need to reduce ...
  • From sanctuary in health to university of sanctuary 

    Mitchell WL and Haith-Cooper M (2017) From sanctuary in health to university of sanctuary. In: Stiasny M and Gore T (eds). Going Global: Building nations, connecting cultures. London: British Council and UCL Institute of Education Press. pp 136-146.
    The shocking pictures of a drowned Syrian boy in September 2015 spurred European governments and organisations into taking action to address the growing refugee crisis. The University of Bradford was no different and the ...
  • Alzheimer Europe's position on involving people with dementia in research through PPI (patient and public involvement) 

    Gove D, Diaz-Ponce A, Georges J et al (2017) Alzheimer Europe’s position on involving people with dementia in research through PPI (patient and public involvement) Aging and Mental Health. In press.
    This paper reflects Alzheimer Europe’s position on PPI (patient and public involvement) in the context of dementia research and highlights some of the challenges and potential risks and benefits associated with such meaningful ...
  • Efficacy of a therapeutic wand in addition to physiotherapy for treating bladder pain syndrome in women: a pilot randomized controlled trial 

    Bond J, Pape H and Ayre C (2017) Efficacy of a therapeutic wand in addition to physiotherapy for treating bladder pain syndrome in women: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy. 120: 12-27.
    The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial (PFM) treatment in women with bladder pain syndrome (BPS). Prolonged PFM tension contributes to the bladder pain, urinary frequency and ...
  • Dementia care mapping in long-term care settings: a systematic review of the evidence 

    Barbosa A, Lord K, Blighe A et al (2017) Dementia care mapping in long-term care settings: a systematic review of the evidence. International Psychogeriatrics. Accepted for publication.
    Background: This systematic review identifies and reports the extent and nature of evidence to support the use of Dementia Care Mapping as an intervention in care settings. Methods: The review was limited to studies that ...
  • Reframing challenging behaviour as cultural resistance: The refusal of bare life in long-term dementia care. 

    Capstick A (2017) Reframing challenging behaviour as cultural resistance: The refusal of bare life in long-term dementia care [Panel 27]. 9th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology: Cultural Narratives, Processes and Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging, 28 April 2017, University of Graz, Austria.
    This paper considers the situation of people with dementia who are living in long-term care from two rarely-applied theoretical perspectives. The first, Agamben’s theory of biopolitical life versus bare life, demonstrates ...
  • Symposium: Taking a critical turn in dementia studies 

    Capstick A (2017) Symposium: Taking a critical turn in dementia studies [Panel 27]. 9th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology: Cultural Narratives, Processes and Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging, 28 April 2017, University of Graz, Austria.
    In many respects, the so-called dementia community has arrived rather belatedly at a debate on rights and citizenship in relation to dementia. Only recently have we begun to witness the emergence of policy and analysis ...
  • Optimizing diagnostic imaging through skills mix: costs and opportunities 

    Hardy M and McIntosh B (2017) Optimizing diagnostic imaging through skills mix: costs and opportunities. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 78(6): 244-245.
    Increasing diagnostic capacity is a national priority to expedite the timeliness and appropriateness of patient treatment interventions. Imaging, encompassing a range of technologies including X-ray, Computer Tomography, ...
  • The election: Implications for the future of the NHS 

    McIntosh B (2017) The election: Implications for the future of the NHS. British Journal of Healthcare Management. 23(5): 198-199.
  • Healthy minds, healthy workplaces 

    Kelsey C (2017) Health minds, healthy workplaces. Health and Safety at Work. March issue: 26-28.
    Mental ill health in the workplace is a high profile issue, but what are the starting points for successful policies and interventions?
  • How to succeed in NMC revalidation 

    Kelsey C (2017) How to succeed in NMC revalidation. Occupational Health and Wellbeing. 69(4): 17-19.
    Occupational health nurses will be familiar by now with the process of NMC revalidation, but concerns remain about how to plan ahead and meet the requirements in practice.
  • A feasibility randomised controlled trial of the DECIDE intervention: dementia carers making informed decisions 

    Lord K, Livingston G and Cooper C (2017) A feasibility randomised controlled trial of the DECIDE intervention: dementia carers making informed decisions. British Journal of Psychiatry Open. 3(1):12-14.
    Family carers report high levels of decisional conflict when deciding whether their relative with dementia can continue to be cared for in their own home. We tested, in a feasibility randomised controlled trial, the first ...
  • Does telehealth monitoring identify exacerbations of chronic pulmonary disease and reduce hospitalisations? An analysis of systems data 

    Kargiannakis M, Fitzsimmons DA, Bentley CL et al (2017) Does telehealth monitoring identify exacerbations of chronic pulmonary disease and reduce hospitalisations? An analysis of systems data. JMIR Medical Informatics. 5(1).
    Background: The increasing prevalence and associated cost of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unsustainable. Health care organizations are focusing on ways to support self-management and prevent ...
  • Inter-arm difference in systolic blood pressure in different ethnic groups and relationship to the “white coat effect”: a cross sectional study 

    Schwartz CL, Clark CE, Koshiaris C et al (2017) Inter-arm difference in systolic blood pressure in different ethnic groups and relationship to the “white coat effect”: a cross sectional study. American Journal of Hypertension. Article in Press.
    Background: Inter-arm differences (IAD) ≥10mmHg in systolic blood pressure (BP) are associated with greater incidence of cardiovascular disease. The effect of ethnicity and the white coat effect (WCE) on significant ...
  • A qualitative formative evaluation of a patient centered patient safety intervention delivered in collaboration with hospital volunteers 

    Louch G, O’Hara J and Mohammed MA (2017) A qualitative formative evaluation of a patient centered patient safety intervention delivered in a collaboration with hospital volunteers. Health Expectations. Accepted for Publication.
    Background: Evidence suggests that patients can meaningfully feed back to healthcare providers about the safety of their care. The PRASE (Patient Reporting and Action for a Safe Environment) intervention provides a way ...

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