Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR)

Sheffield Evidence Synthesis Centre

Ongoing projects

A scoping and systematic review of primary care interventions to promote medicines optimisation and reduce overprescribing

We are currently undertaking a rapid scoping review of pharmacist-led primary care interventions for overprescribing delivered in the UK and in OECD countries with similar healthcare systems. 

Further information to follow and available via the NIHR Funding and Awards website.

Implementation of interventions to improve discharge planning or increase smart discharge from hospitals to social care: a rapid review

We are currently undertaking a rapid review looking for and bringing together existing research on new initiatives on discharge planning. We are focusing on how best to implement these indicatives, namely their:

Metrics and indicators in primary care

We are currently undertaking a systematic review of metrics and indicators used in quality improvement and organisational development in primary care and general practice. The review will answer the following questions:

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