Research projects completed in 2014

Spotlight on healthcare-associated infections: Evaluating infection prevention and control interventions

The Health Foundation, February - March 2014

Working with Imperial College London, SAPPHIRE has been commissioned the writing of a Spotlight Report on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI), which aims to provide a clear picture of current knowledge and best practice on effectiveness of interventions to reduce HCAI in the UK. Healthcare-associated infections

For further information, please contact Liz Brewster

The hidden risks of preterm birth: How should we follow-up vulnerable babies? (LAMBS 2)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, December 2011 - July 2014

Working with colleagues from The Infant Mortality and Morbidity Studies group (TIMMS) here at Lecicester, we are working to identify an effective, cost-effective and acceptable approach to routine follow-up for babies born late to moderate preterm (by which we mean 32-26 weeks' gestation) in order to identify developmental problems and reduce their long-term impact.

For more information, please contact Natalie Armstrong

Commercial use of tissue samples in the 1958 birth cohort: a study of participants' views
Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council, October 2011 - August 2014

Working with colleagues from University of Edinburgh, we would like to know more about the views of research participants in long-term studies about the circumstances under which they should be contacted to give new consent (for example, when a new use ofthe data or samples is planned) and the best way of being recontacted and obtaining new consent.

For more information, please contact Prof Mary Dixon-Woods












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