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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

£9million investment for health and social care research across Oxford and the Thames Valley

Health and social care across Oxford and the Thames Valley is set to receive a boost over the next five years through £9 million of research funding from the National Institute for Health Research.

Online shopping interventions may help customers buy healthier foods

Altering the default order in which foods are shown on the screen, or offering substitutes lower in saturated fat could help customers make healthier choices when shopping for food online, new research from CLAHRC Oxford supported researchers finds.

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

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