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Rapid Conversion of Evidence Summaries (RaCES)

“A collaboration between ARC NWC Members and MIDAS used for rapidly
converting systematic reviews into evidence summaries to inform practice.”

What is involved?

• ARC NWC member contacts MIDAS with a research question or an area of practice they are developing
• Searches are undertaken to identify a relevant systematic review
• The review is critical appraised, implications for the service identified and a two-page summary written
• Recommendations from the review are implemented into practice
• The summary is submitted for publication in a journal to inform others of the findings

For a more detailed overview of the stages please see the video.
For further information on how to get involved in RaCES contact:

•Download the RaCES infographic (thumbnail below) by clicking here.

Rapid Conversions of Evidence Summaries (RaCES) Publications:
Hill, JE, Gomez, KU, Harrison J. Dementia and the risk of poor outcomes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 2022, 18(5) 226-228.
Mansoor, M. Hamer, O, Walker E, Hill J. Antibiotics for the Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2022; 17(10):1-7.
Ghosh, M, Hamer, O, Hill, J. Diagnostic test accuracy of assessment tools for detecting delirium in patients with acute stroke: commentary of a systematic review. British Journal of neuroscience.
Valerio Benedetto, James Hill, and Joanna Harrison. Cost effectiveness of fall prevention programmes for older adults. British Journal of Community Nursing 2022 27:11, 530-533.
Ibiwoye, O. Hill, J, E. Harrison, J. Thomson, G. (2022). The Impact of Covid-19 On Perinatal Mental Health – Part 2. The practising midwife, 25(09) 26-30.
Hill JE, Thetford C, Gibson. (2022) Comparing models of organised inpatient stroke care. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 18(supp.2),S3.
Harrison J, Hill J, Palmer K. (2022). Disease modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis: benefit and acceptability. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 18(3), S16-S19.
Ibiwoye O, Hill JE, Harrison J, Thomson G. The Impact of Covid-19 On Perinatal Mental Health – Part 1. The practising midwife. 2022; 25(08):26-30.
Hill JE, Mansoor M, Hamer O, Gomez KU, Clegg A. Predictors of postoperative negative outcomes in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2022;17(8):1-14
Bell S, Pennington E, Hill J, Harrison J. Prehospital airway management. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2022; 14(2):51-53. URL:
Hamer O, Phoong KY, Harrison J, Hill J. Cardiovascular involvement in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review of prevalence studies. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2022;17(3).
Hamer O, Mansoor M, Tailor K, Hill J. The effect of anticoagulants on clinical outcomes for patients with heart failure in sinus rhythm. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2022;17(6) URL:
• Hamer O, Harrison H, Lowther H, Hill J. Stroke care: effectiveness of quality improvement collaboratives. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 2022;18(3).
Hill, J. E., Rahman-Amin, M., & Harrison, J. Understanding the key components of effective dementia education and training. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 2022;18(3),137-140.
•Pennington et al., Prevalence, severity and preventability of prehospital patient safety incidents. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2022. 14;(7):298-300
•Tripathi S, Venkata M, Hill J, Harrison J. Non-pharmacological interventions for managing pain in community-dwelling older adults. Br J Community Nurs. 2022 Jan 2;27(1):28-30.
•Hamer O, Hill J, Harrison J. (2021) Blood pressure targets: comparing lower versus standard targets for people with hypertension. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 16 (12).
•Hill JE, Twamley J, Breed H, et al. (2021) Scoping review of the use of virtual reality in intensive care units. Nurs Crit Care, 1-16.
•Boland P, Geddes Z, Hill JE. (2020) Families may benefit from spiritual care in acute settings when loved ones are coming to the end of their lives. Evidence-Based Nursing. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2020.
• Harrison J, Timoroksa A-M, Gregary B, Hill JE. (2020) Adopting evidence-based guidelines for acute stroke care: barriers and enablers for health professionals. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 16 (1). ISSN 1747-0307.
• Hill J, Doherty A, Firestone J. (2019) Oral health should be considered when working with adults with intellectual disabilities, and larger, higher-quality studies in this area are needed. Evidence-Based Nursing. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2019 103171.
• Hill, J. and Hare, M. (2019). Statins used for secondary prevention in patients with stroke reduce the risk of further ischaemic strokes and cardiovascular events. Evidence Based Nursing.
• Hill JE, Sange C, Clegg A. (2020) Alpha2 agonist dexmedetomidine may reduce duration of delirium in critically ill adults. Evidence-Based Nursing.
• Hill J, Gomez E, Clegg A. (2020) Fathers report experiencing negative feelings and psychological difficulties during the perinatal period Evid Based Nurs.
• Hill J, Smith C, Clegg A. (2020) Probiotics may be considered for children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Evidence-Based Nursing.
• Palmer K, Hill J, Clegg A. (2020) Multifaceted falls prevention can help to reduce fall rates in high-risk and healthy community-dwelling older adults. Evidence-Based Nursing.
• Palmer K, Hill J, Clegg A. (2020) One in 10 hospitalised patients have a pressure injury worldwide. Evidence-Based Nursing. doi: 10.1136/ebnurs-2020-103276.
• Palmer K, Hill JE, Clegg A. (2020) There is inconsistency in the effect of empathy training for healthcare professionals and students. Evidence-Based Nursing.
• Hill, J., Harrison, J., Raj, S., Gregary, B., Timoroksa, A.-M., & Gibson, J. (2020). Mediators, confounders and effectiveness of interventions for medication adherence after stroke. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 16(Sup5), S18-S24.
• Hare, M., Hill, J., & Clegg, A. (2020). Home-Based Exercise And People With Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 16(5), 230-232.
• Hill, J., Christian, D., Shaw, K., & Clegg, A. (2020). Weight loss interventions as an option for a lifestyle treatment in urinary incontinence. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25(12), 616-619.
• Harrison J, Hill J, Palmer K. Identifying risk factors for mortality in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2021;16(6):1-4.
• Hill, James Edward , Harrison, Joanna and Palmer, Karen (2021) Risk factors for relapse in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 17 (S1). ISSN 1747-0307
• Hill JE, Harrison J, Harris C, Twamley J. Virtual reality, the COVID-19 pandemic and rehabilitation for community-dwelling older adults. Br J Community Nurs. 2021 Apr 2;26(4):196-198.
• Gooch H, Hill J, Clegg A. (2021) ‘Strength training for people with multiple sclerosis and the current recommendations, British journal of neuroscience nursing, 17(Sup3), S32-S41.
• Harrison J, O’Donoghue, A, Hill, J. Use of pedometers in the workplace as a strategy to increase physical activity, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2021; 16(8)1-4.
• Harrison J, Edwards C., Hill JE. Comparing cardiac rehabilitation programmes for people with coronary heart disease. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 2021; 16(10): 1-5.
• Poole C, Harrison J, Hill J. Understanding dementia in South Asian populations: an exploration of knowledge and awareness. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2021; 17(4)
• McCracken A, Harrison J, Hill J. Self-guided technology to improve health-related behaviour and quality of life in people with cancer. Br J Community Nurs. 2021 Sep 2;26(9):434-437.
• Harrison J, Phoong KY and Hill JE. Fall prevention programmes for older adults in the community: impact on rate of falls. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2021; 26:11, 540-543.

Patient Focus: Public Advisor Summaries of RaCES

‘Patient focus’ are patient-led summaries of RaCES publications and have been co-produced by the RaCES team and ARC NWC public advisors.

Patient Focus: Living with dementia in South Asian populations, issues and challenges for patients and caregivers
Patient Focus: Exploring fall prevention measures for older adults, how well do they work?


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RaCES Infographics

The infographics below are based on RaCES publications. Infographics are produced by the RaCES team and reviewed by public advisors from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Fall prevention programmes for older adults living at home.
Improving strength and conditioning for people with multiple sclerosis.


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