The Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Unit is based in British Columbia, Canada and Professor Stirling Bryan of HERU is involved in their work. This issue of the newsletter carries a blog post by the Unit’s Patient Engagement Lead on supporting patients as partners in research and a feature on a project engaging stakeholders to set priorities for primary care research.
The World Cancer Research Fund International have published a report on the association between lifestyle factors and colorectal cancer. The report ‘is the most rigorous, systematic, global analysis of the scientific research currently available on diet, weight, physical activity and colorectal cancer’.
Tobacco-free refers to a smoking prevalence of 5% or less. This report from the World Health Organization (WHO) focusses on protecting children from smoking and identifies tools and novel approaches that can help achieve tobacco-free status. It includes short case studies on addressing tobacco-related health inequalities in Scotland and on a Scottish project to reduce families exposure to second-hand smoke.
World Health Organization (2017) Tobacco-free generations: protecting children from tobacco in the WHO European Region, Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO.
The Office of Health Economics (OHE) have published a briefing on ‘Interventions that encourage high-value nursing home care: lessons for the UK‘. The briefing summarises a seminar given by Professor David Grabowski of Harvard University and explores his theory on how payment and delivery interventions can encourage high-value care rather than a reliance on regulation as a guarantor of quality.
The World Health Organization (WHO) have issued a step-by-step manual on health inequality monitoring methods. The manual is organised a flow-chart of a health inequality monitoring cycle detailing key questions, data checklists and analysis and reporting criteria.
The latest issue of the BC Support Unit Bulletin has been published. This is the unit in Vancouver, Canada that supports patient-oriented research and which Stirling Bryan is involved with. The newsletter includes a short video on patient-orientated research from the Maritime SPOR Support Unit.
The June issue of the monthly Cochrane newsletter, Cochrane Connect, has been issued. The newsletter covers organisational updates, forthcoming events and highlights two Cochrane reviews indicating that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children.