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Large Projects

CLAHRC NWC Large Projects

Accelerating Delivery of Psychological Therapies after Stroke (ADOPTS)



Improving access and coordination of care for adults presenting to emergency care with seizures: Care Pathway for Seizures (CAPS)


Male LR, Noble A, Snape DA, et al Perceptions of emergency care using a seizure care pathway for patients presenting to emergency departments in the North West of England following a seizure: a qualitative study BMJ Open 2018;8:e021246. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021246

Transitional Care for Young Adults with Long Term Conditions


Burke L, Kirkham J, Arnott J, Gray V, Peak M, Beresford MW. The transition of adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis or epilepsy from paediatric health-care services to adult health-care services: A scoping review of the literature and a synthesis of the evidence. Journal of Child Health Care. 2018;22(3):332-358. doi:10.1177/1367493517753330

Improving access to support for perinatal women through peer facilitation: a feasibility study



Building a research resource to support the development and evaluation of innovative approaches to reduce health inequalities in the NIHR CLAHRC NWC Neighbourhoods for Learning (HHS)


Giebel C, McIntyre JC, Alfirevic A, Corcoran R, Daras K, Downing J, Gabbay M, Pirmohammed M, Popay J, Wheeler P, Holt K, Wilson T, Bentall R, Barr B. The longitudinal NIHR ARC NWC health survey: exploring health inequalities in disadvantaged communities BMC Pub Health. 2020; 1257

Neighbourhoods for Learning (NfL) won a 2019 North West Coast Research and Innovation award for their art-based storytelling health inequalities project:
Working with the north west artist Len Grant, the team pioneered the use of arts-based storytelling in resident-led research. The work aimed to strengthen partnership working in neighbourhoods and address the social determinants of health inequalities. Find our more at:

A systematic review on social, cultural and individual influences on the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours of South Asian women regarding asymptomatic screening for female cancers


Anderson de Cuevas RM, Saini P, Roberts D, et al. A systematic review of barriers and enablers to South Asian women’s attendance for asymptomatic screening of breast and cervical cancers in emigrant countries. BMJ Open. 2018;8(7):e020892. Published 2018 Jul 7. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020892

PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews listing

Implementation of genotype-guided dosing of warfarin for atrial fibrillation to improve anticoagulation control

General Poster

Poster (Implementation)

Final results poster

Special report: Fitzgerald, G., Prince C., Downing J., Reynolds J., Zhang, J. E., Hanson A., Alfirevic A., Pirmohamed M. (2019). Processes and barriers to implementation of point-of-care genotype-guided dosing of warfarin into UK outpatient anticoagulation clinics. Pharmacogenomics, Vol.20 (8) pp.599-608, June 2019:

Paper: Jorgensen A. L., Prince C., Fitzgerald, G., Hanson A., Downing J., Reynolds J., Zhang, E., Alfirevic A., Pirmohamed M. (April, 2019). Implementation of genotype-guided dosing of warfarin with point-of-care genetic testing in three UK clinics: a matched cohort study. BMC Medical online.

Point-of-care (POC) procalcitonin testing for personalised monitoring and decision-making in a paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (pOPAT) service

Carter B, Carrol ED, Porter D, et al. Delivery, setting and outcomes of paediatric Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT): a scoping review. BMJ Open2018;8:e021603.

Carter B., Fisher-Smith D, Porter D, et al. Being ‘at home’ on Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT): a qualitative study of parents’ experiences of paediatric OPAT. Arch Dis Child 2020 105: 276-281

Information coming soon on the following projects:

• Integrated Longitudinal Research Resource (ILRR) which became the PLDR (Place Based Longitudinal Data Resource

• Strategy to Improve Detection and Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions


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