Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)

Sheffield Evidence Synthesis Centre

Completed projects

Assessment and management pathways of older people with mild cognitive impairment

This study identified barriers to diagnosis of memory problems, such as reluctance to seek help and limited availability of advanced diagnostic tests, and highlighted the importance of a timely diagnosis.

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Evidence summary

Increasing vaccination of healthcare workers: A rapid review of intervention effectiveness, and factors influencing uptake during seasonal and pandemic influenza

This rapid review forms part of a wider review of organisational-level interventions to enhance the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers during times of increased demand for services. This synthesis focuses on the literature relating to the vaccination of staff during times of seasonal and pandemic influenza.

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Briefing summary (PDF, 628KB)

Social care access for BAME and LGBT+ populations: A rapid realist review

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) identified 'inequalities within adult social care' as a priority research area and have commissioned an evidence review to support primary research and evaluation differences in provision and experience of adult social care in England. The focus of this review will be on access to adult social care and will include access for BAME adults and LGBT+ adults.

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System-level interventions to support staff physical and mental wellbeing during times of particular pressure or crisis in health services

What is the evidence of effectiveness of system-level interventions to support staff physical and mental wellbeing during times of particular pressure or crisis in health services?

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Briefing summary (PDF, 613KB)

Recognition of risk and prevention in safeguarding of children and young people

What interventions are feasible/acceptable, effective and cost effective in:

  • Improving health and social care practitioners' recognition of children or young people who are at risk of abuse?

  • Improving recognition of co-occurring forms of abuse where relevant?

  • Preventing abuse in these groups?

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Briefing summary (PDF, 125KB)

Distance to emergency care

What is the evidence on the relationship between distance/time to an emergency care facility and outcomes for patients? Are service changes that increase the distance for some patients associate with the increased risk of adverse outcomes?

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Briefing summary (PDF, 113KB)

Preventable hospital admissions

With regard to the implementation of interventions to reduce preventable hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions: what works, for whom, how, and in what circumstances?

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Briefing summary (PDF, 113KB)

Digital health

How safe and clinically effective are digital and online symptom checkers and how do they impact on demand for services, patient compliance with advice received and cost effectiveness?

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Briefing summary (PDF, 101KB)

Emergency and urgent care for vulnerable groups

What interventions exist to manage use of emergency and urgent care by people from vulnerable groups?

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Briefing summary (PDF, 279KB)

Access to health care services

What are the barriers to accessing health care services for people with learning disabilities and what interventions or models of service provision aim to improve access?

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Congenital heart disease

What evidence is there for a relationship between organisational features and patient outcomes in congenital heart disease services?

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Measuring nursing input, workload, activity and care

What research is currently being undertaken in nurse staffing and what gaps exist in the research literature?

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Group clinics

What is the evidence for the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of group clinics for patients with chronic conditions?

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Models of urgent care

What evidence is there on the effectiveness of different models of urgent care?

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Diagnostic services

Evidence for models of diagnostic service provision in the community.

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Briefing summary (PDF, 411KB)

Contact tracing

Interventions to improve contact tracing for tuberculosis (TB) in specific groups and in wider populations: an evidence synthesis

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Frail older people in the emergency department

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Briefing summary (PDF, 147KB)

Achievements and learning from the first three-year programme

In collaboration with York Evidence Synthesis Centre.

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Briefing summary (PDF, 363KB)

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