Our Impact

Our impact so far illustrates our success in improving the health of the people of Wessex and the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

  • Data tips for charity on offer from specialists - Data Dive event, Southampton this September

    11th June 2018

    NIHR CLAHRC Wessex is working with the Office for National Statistics, the University of Southampton and a charity called DataKind UK to help charities understand and get the best from their data.Dr Brad Keogh from the Data Science and Health Analytics team says:  "Sixty data scientists will be available at this two days event to offer their skills to help charities understand their data ... Read more >

  • CLAHRC Wessex research teams continue valuable work right through to October 2019

    4th June 2018

    It's an exciting time for the research teams working at the CLAHRC Wessex. With more than 80 research projects completed or near completion the teams have been given further funding to work on a further 17 news research studies until Autumn 2019.These projects combine the expertise and experience of our researchers working across the University of Southampton and the NHS.Research into ag... Read more >

  • Hampshire Hospitals becomes first Trust in Wessex to implement ReSPECT process

    2nd October 2017

    “THINKING about the treatment you would and would not like to receive in a medical emergency is incredibly important, not just for you, but for your family too.” That’s the view of Roy Ford, pictured, who has first-hand experience of the difference that considering your options in advance can make.Earlier this year, Roy’s wife, Janet, was diagnosed with liver and pancreatic cancer. Just day... Read more >

  • Winning a poster award at the NIHR Doctoral Research Training Camp - by Claire Reidy

    23rd August 2017

    As an NIHR CLAHRC PhD student I was invited to attend a (gruelling) training camp; the Eighth NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp last month in  Leeds. The focus of this “camp” (don’t let that friendly word fool you…) was on “The Art of Communication”. The premise of this, quite rightly, was that a successful career in research relies on the ability to communicate your... Read more >

  • Should Wessex implement ReSPECT process? – The NIHR CLAHRC Wessex hosted event.

    24th May 2017

    On May 11 2017, the NIHR CLAHRC Team brought together 44 delegates from organisations across the Wessex region and beyond as well as wide range of people including the public, paramedics, nursing staff, clinicians, managers and researchers.The event was to examine and reflect on whether the ReSPECT approach to decision making for emergency care should be adopted. ReSPECT stands for the Recommen... Read more >

  • Modelling the time to diagnosis in people with dementia - Dr Tom Monks

    23rd May 2017

    Diagnosis of dementia is a national priority in the UK. The current national target is for 66% of people with underlying dementia to have a confirmed diagnosis. Most these diagnoses occur in an NHS memory clinic.  The government has set a target of 6 weeks from referral by a GP to diagnosis.  It is currently unclear how achievable this target is, given the current resources within the... Read more >

  • See our NIHR Wessex Trainees explain their wide ranging work

    28th April 2017

    Here at NIHR CLAHRC Wessex we have more than 20 'Trainees' who are carrying out important applied health research as part of their PhDs.Many combine a clinical role with their research, and to showcase their research we have created videos to explain what they do. Click to watch our videos Read more >

  • Dr Ryan Buchanan explains how his work with Hepatitis C treatment and testing

    31st March 2017

    Dr Ryan Buchanan has been working with hard to reach communities on the Isle of Wight to uncover the hidden population of people with the devastating illness Hepatitis C.He has found that by training pharmacy staff to take tests at local chemists he was able to engage with drug users who would be reluctant to come into contact with more formal NHS services.Here he explains the success of his re... Read more >

  • Genie to look at the experience of young adult carers

    28th March 2017

     According to research by the Children's Society there are estimated to be 700,000 young carers aged between 5 and 17 years old in the UK.Here at CLAHRC Wessex we are about to start working on some research giving us an insight into the lives and experiences of young carers, using our online networking tool Genie.Genie has been developed to help people connect with the resources and support net... Read more >

  • Genie set for launch

    27th March 2017

    An online tool designed to help people to manage their long term condition is being launched in Winchester this month.GENIE has been developed over a number of years by researchers based at the University of Southampton and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (CLAHRC Wessex).The web based program works by connecting people to the activities and resources in their local communit... Read more >

Study gets almost £1 million for research to support people who are lonely and isolated

Study gets almost £1 million for research to support people who are lone... read more >

Overloaded A&Es – Have we got this all wrong? Dr Brad Keogh

Why do we need evidence? At a time when the NHS has limited resources and increases in demand for its services, it seems prudent to only make changes to the service once you are reasonably certain that what you might do may be in the interest of the patients and staff in the system. By enforcing top-down changes to services with little or no evidence of benefit to patients or staff we are using more of this precious resource for no clear benefit. As an engineer coming into the healthcare sector several years ago to do data analytics, it has always surprised me how few decisions in the management of NHS services are made with robust quantitative analysis. It is also a contrast to the evidence based decision making and protocols within medicine. My thought for you: “why can’t we have evidence based service management as well as evidence based medicine?“ read blog >

Patient and public involvement is vital to the success of the CLAHRC.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you are interested in becoming involved in our research and implementation.

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