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ARC BITEs (Brokering Innovation Through Evidence)


BITEs (Brokering Innovation Through Evidence) are accessible bite-sized pieces of research that aim to summarise findings from our published work under ARC West Midlands and make recommendations for practice for NHS staff locally and beyond. They were originated and piloted by CLAHRC for Nottingham, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, and form part of a national library that spans the work of all the NIHR ARC initiatives. Below you can find BITEs on our most recent work, as well as work conducted under the NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands and the pilot for Birmingham and Black Country.

ARC West Midlands BITEs

 *NEW* May 2020 - BITE 01 - Managing distress in patients with end-stage renal disease

Download BITES from our previous CLAHRC West Midlands

 May 2019 - BITE 35 - Long-term effectiveness of treatments for multiple sclerosis

 May 2019 - BITE 34 - Incidence of indications for tonsillectomy and frequency of evidence-based surgery

May 2019 - BITE 33 - Is a single corticosteroid injection better than splints for carpal tunnel syndrome?

 March 2018 - BITE 32 - Does Aerobic Exercise Reduce Postpartum Depressive Symptoms?

 October 2017 - BITE 31 - Can the LACE index identify patients at high risk of readmission following an inpatient episode?

 October 2017 - BITE 30 - Do contraindications affect prescription of anticoagulants in patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

 July 2017 - BITE 29 - Tool to support evidence-based health decisions

 June 2017 - BITE 28 - Understanding the health and welfare of people who live in slums

 May 2017 - BITE 27 - Increased risk of death associated with ovary removal during hysterectomy

 February 2017 - CrossBITE 1 - Heart failure survival rates show no signs of improvement (with CLAHRC Oxford)

 February 2017 - BITE 26 - The impact of integrated care on hospital use and costs of care for patients with chronic diseases

 January 2017 - BITE 25 - Universal antenatal culture-based screening for maternal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) carriage to prevent early-onset GBS disease

 September 2016 - BITE 24 - Changing Case Order to Optimise Patterns of Performance in Screening (CO-OPS)

 September 2016 - BITE 23 - Evaluation of an SMS-based weight maintenance programme ‘Lighten Up Plus’

 September 2016 - BITE 22 - Mortality risk of emergency admissions at the weekend

 August 2016 - BITE 21 - Chance in Quality and Safety Performance Measures

 July 2016 - BITE 20 - A trial to establish the effectiveness of a ‘Pregnancy Outreach Worker

 April 2016 - BITE 19 - Non-invasive pre-natal testing (NIPT) can contribute to screening programmes, but cannot be considered diagnostic

 April 2016 - BITE 18 - Gout is independently associated with a higher risk of atrial fibrillation

 March 2016 - BITE 17 - Iodine supplementation in pregnancy saves money and improves IQ of unborn child

 February 2016 - BITE 16 - Blood test result communication in primary care: a survey of current practice

 January 2016 - BITE 15 - Barriers and Success Factors for Home Dialysis Treatment and Influence of a Target on Uptake Rates

 November 2015 - BITE 14 - Receptionist rECognition and rEferral of Patients with Stroke (RECEPTS)

 November 2015 - BITE 13 - Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of pulse oximetry during surgery in low-income countries

 November 2015 - BITE 12 - Using a simple checklist to prioritise medical devices in low-income countries and as a screening test for full health economic modelling

 September 2015 - BITE 11 - Don't Turn Your Back on the Symptoms of Psychosis

 September 2015 - BITE 10 - Exploring Levels of Teacher Stress and Impact on Providing Mental Health Education and Support

 July 2015 - BITE 09 - A ground-breaking early intervention service in Birmingham to offer mental health services for young people, 0-25 years

 August 2014 - BITE 08 - TRaCKED Study - Test Result Communication, Knowledge, Evaluation and Development

 July 2014 - BITE 07 - Challenges of implementing routine behaviour change support in a children's hospital setting

 July 2014 - BITE 06 - Cognitive behaviour therapy to prevent harmful compliance with command hallucinations

 March 2014 - BITE 05 - School mobility as a pathway to psychosis in young people

 February 2014 - BITE 04 - The cost effectiveness of increasing thrombolysis rates to treat acute stroke

 February 2014 - BITE 03 - Impact of Locally Enhanced Services on diabetes management

 January 2014 - BITE 02 - Discussing sexual wellbeing with stroke patients

 January 2014 - BITE 01 - Most statins prescribed to the wrong patients

Download BITEs from the previous CLAHRC for Birmingham and Black Country

 August 2013 - What factors contribute to the Delay in Untreated Psychosis?

 December 2012 - Use of knowledge management to design a service delivery intervention and the research agenda

 December 2012 - When can we rely on outcome rates – a modelling study Analysing medication incidents

 October 2012 - Focusing on error reduction

 September 2012 - Starting and staying on medication for cardiovascular disease

 May 2012 - Peer Support for Breastfeeding

 February 2012 - A comparison of range of commercial or primary care led weight reduction programmes

 February 2012 - Can an electronic prescribing system detect doctors more likely to make a serious prescribing error?

 February 2012 - South Asian women’s perspectives on food preparation: using an art-based activity to elicit data from a seldom heard group

 March 2012 - Patient and GP attitudes to taking medication to prevent cardiovascular disease

 April 2013 - Designing youth mental health services for the 21st Century

 February 2013 - The impact of age and sex on primary preventive treatment for cardiovascular disease

 February 2013 - The views of NHS stakeholders on providing consultant-led, paediatric outpatient clinics in the community

 January 2013 - How adolescents are affected by using technology at bedtime during weekdays

 January 2013 - Mixed methods evaluation of targeted case finding for cardiovascular disease prevention using a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

 June 2013 - How a telehealth system provides peace of mind