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Improving the responsiveness of local services for patients with long-term conditions.

Theme 3 quoteUnderstanding the experience of patients is a crucial part of providing quality health and social care.

Standardised questionnaires, called Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), capture this type of information from patients.

PROMs – and other forms of patient feedback – help us to understand how patients see their health and how treatments and services affect their quality of life.

Using this information can help to redesign, renew or refine services, improving the quality of health and social care.

This theme's goal is to develop better ways of capturing, analysing, combining and communicating the evidence of patients’ outcomes and experiences.

The theme aims to use this evidence to help improve the responsiveness of local services to the experience of patients.

Projects within the theme include:

  • using interviews and structured survey techniques to develop a new PROM for long-term conditions;
  • a randomised controlled trial to test PROMs in primary care; and
  • systematic review of evidence of impact of feedback.

Professor Ray Fitzpatrick, professor of public health and primary care at the University of Oxford, leads this theme.

Projects within this theme

Theme 3 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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