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New ways of delivering services in partner NHS organisations and social care settings.

Theme 1 quoteNew types of health and social care services are needed if we are to deliver better – and more cost-effective – services for patients.

This theme works to evaluate how well new types and ways of delivering services work in partner NHS organisations and social care settings.

The focus of these evaluations is on 'early intervention' – services aimed at detecting and treating the early signs of serious physical or mental illnesses.

Services examined under this theme include:

  •  older people presenting to emergency medical units for assessment;
  •  people in care homes with dementia; and
  •  young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

The theme brings together a comprehensive range of expertise in health services research, clinical trials, health economics and statistics. These skills are used to guide how new service models are put into practice, to collect high-quality evidence of effectiveness, and to analyse outcomes.

Professor Belinda Lennox, Department of Psychiatry, leads this theme.

Projects within this theme

Theme 1 Publications

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Latest news

Low calorie meal replacements are a cost effective routine treatment for obesity in the nhs

Low calorie meal replacements are a cost-effective routine treatment for obesity in the NHS

NIHR CLAHRC Oxford supported Researchers: Replacing all regular meals with a low calorie diet of soups, shakes and bars, together with behavioural support, is cost-effective as a routine treatment for obesity

Only 201cmodest201d improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

Only “modest” improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

Research led by Dr Clare Taylor and CLAHRC Oxford Director Professor Richard Hobbs finds that survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, in a large study published by The BMJ today.

New years honours 2019

New Year's Honours 2019

Professor Richard Hobbs, Director of the NIHR CLAHRC Oxford, is appointed CBE for services to medical research, and receives the RCGP Discovery Prize.

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