Reports

Library Futures 1: 16-18 year-olds’ digital and information literacy audit

Library Futures 1: 16-18 year-olds’ digital and information literacy audit

University Libraries make significant investments in introducing new students to their services and in providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to use them effectively. However, many of our clients have told us that this part of their work would be much easier and more effective if they knew more about students’ information literacy and digital lives prior…
Living with, and beyond, primary bone cancer

Living with, and beyond, primary bone cancer

Primary bone cancer is a rare, yet brutal disease which can have a long-lasting impact on both patients and their families.  Alterline were commissioned by the Bone Cancer Research Trust to conduct a comprehensive study into the experiences of those who have, or have had, bone cancer and their families and friends.  The resulting report Living with, and beyond, primary bone…
Union Futures 1: The impact of NSS Q26

Union Futures 1: The impact of NSS Q26

NSS Q26 rates: “The students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests.” The National Student Survey (NSS) is an important barometer of student satisfaction with higher education. With the publication of an amended NSS questionnaire for 2017, and a new question (Q26) for students’ unions, in October 2016 we launched our first Union Futures project, bringing together 18…
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…
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:…
Report: Meningitis and Me – The devastating and life-long impact of a brutal disease

Report: Meningitis and Me – The devastating and life-long impact of a brutal disease

We worked in partnership with the charity Meningitis Now, the founder of the UK meningitis movement, to undertake an extensive and ground-breaking study to uncover the impact of meningitis on those it affects. You can download the report: Meningitis and Me, at the bottom of this page. It is estimated that around 500,000 people in the UK have had meningitis, an infectious…
Hidden Heartache – The untold story of bowel cancer

Hidden Heartache – The untold story of bowel cancer

  Every year in the UK more than 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and it’s the second biggest cancer killer. But if diagnosed early, more than nine in ten people survive. Beating Bowel Cancer is the UK’s leading charity supporting the patients, family and friends affected by the condition. The charity’s vision is of a world where bowel…