Archive For July, 2016

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The Evidence Multiplier – experiences of clinical trials

The Evidence Multiplier – experiences of clinical trials

The Evidence Multiplier report explores using patients’ experiences of clinical trials to maximise knowledge and drive future success. Because Alterline has undertaken such extensive work on patient experience, it was surprising for us to discover the lack of attention that has been paid to this area of practice within clinical research − particularly given the enormous variation that we know…
The Power of Ethnography: Driving improvements in university libraries

The Power of Ethnography: Driving improvements in university libraries

  Ethnography literally means ‘a portrait of a people’. An ethnography is a written description of a particular culture – the customs, beliefs, and behaviour – based on information collected through fieldwork.Marvin Harris - Anthropologist   Developed from the academic discipline of cultural anthropology, ethnography is the study of people in their natural environment. It is increasingly being used by…
Public and Clinician Engagement in Clinical Research

Public and Clinician Engagement in Clinical Research

Clinical research plays an essential role in the development of new medical initiatives from understanding patient behaviour through to the testing of life-changing drugs. This research can only be conducted with the participation of patients and clinicians and current levels of participation fall well short of what is required. Alterline were commissioned by the University Hospital Southampton (UHS) and the Clinical Research Network:…