CLAHRC BITEs (Brokering Innovation Through Evidence)
CLAHRC BITEs (Brokering Innovation Through Evidence) are accessible bite-sized pieces of research that aim to summarise findings from our published work under CLAHRC 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 CLAHRC initiatives. Below you can find BITEs on our most recent work, as well as work conducted under the NIHR CLAHRC pilot for Birmingham and Black Country.
Download our CLAHRC West Midlands BITEs below
*NEW* May 2019 - BITE 35 - Long-term effectiveness of treatments for multiple sclerosis
*NEW* May 2019 - BITE 34 - Incidence of indications for tonsillectomy and frequency of evidence-based surgery
*NEW* 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
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