Publications

Here you can find all our ARC BITEs, which are easy to read A5 summaries of our research projects. You can also see our latest email newsletters and other publications.

ARC West email newsletter – September 2021

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Peer-led meetings after pain management programmes; ARC West longer courses move online; Co-creating communications with patient and public groups

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What causes delays in discharging frail older patients from hospital?

ARC BITE

There are often delays in discharging elderly and frail patients from hospital. These delays can be upsetting for patients and families, and cost the NHS around £820 million a year. We wanted to find out what happens on hospital wards that might lead to delays in discharge. We also wanted to explore how to help hospital and community staff use our recommended improvements.

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The legacy of the CLAHRCs 2014-19 – 5 years of NIHR-funded applied health research

ABOUT ARC

This publication compiles key research projects from the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs).

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ARC West email newsletter – July 2021

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Interleukin-6 antagonists improve outcomes in hospitalised COVID patients; Understanding hidden causes of delays in discharging frail older people from hospital; £2.8m programme on mental health outcomes for care-experienced young people

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ARC West email newsletter – May 2021

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: John Macleod’s spring blog; open access co-production book launches; reporting of possible cancer indicators to GPs during first COVID wave; Rosie Davies reflects on 20 years in PPI; challenges of co-produced research; maternity study informs new QI toolkit

Read ARC West email newsletter – May 2021

NIHR Alert: Preventing childhood obesity requires a shift in focus away from individual behaviours towards the wider environment

NIHR ALERT

An ARC West analysis of the studies in the Cochrane review ‘Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children’, which revealed that most studies focus on changing “lifestyle” behaviours, has become an NIHR Alert.

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COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy and Practice: vol 1

RESEARCH RESOURCES

‘Volume 1: The Challenges and Necessity of Co-production’ of a new free to access online book, ‘COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy and Practice’.

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COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy and Practice: vol 2

RESEARCH RESOURCES

‘Volume 2: Co-production Methods and Working Together at a Distance’ of a new free to access online book, ‘COVID-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy and Practice’.

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ARC West email newsletter – March 2021

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Myth-busting autism films for the Somali community launched; ARC West showcase round-up; Back to School findings published; John Macleod becomes NIHR Senior Investigator

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