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 – October 2020

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Director John Macleod reflects on our first year; Our first year in numbers; Keeping schools safe during COVID-19; Applied social care research using routine data conference

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ARC West email newsletter – September 2020

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Corticosteroids reduce risk of death among critically ill COVID-19 patients; Digital contact tracing technologies in pandemics; Relaunching our COVID-19 section

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ARC West email newsletter – June 2020

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: BAME and COVID-19 rapid review; Co-production when we can’t meet face-to-face; The impact of social distancing on children

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Cost-effective tools to reduce the spread of the Hepatitis C Virus in people who inject drugs

POLICY REPORT

A PolicyBristol briefing report bringing together evidence from a range of research projects investigating strategies to reduce Hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs.

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ARC West email newsletter – April 2020

NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Responding to the COVID-19 challenge with rapid research; New data research partnership will support the COVID-19 effort, plus much more.

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Improving the identification, testing and treatment of Hepatitis C virus in primary care

ARC BITE

The Hepatitis C Assessment to Treatment Trial (HepCATT) assessed whether a multipart intervention in 22 GP practices could increase testing, diagnosis and treatment of HCV-infected patients compared to usual care in 23 control practices, over one year.

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A map of resources for co-producing research in health and social care

RESEARCH RESOURCES

A map of resources to guide researchers, professionals and public contributors through the different tools and guidance that can help people produce research together – this includes tools to support remote co-production, on p.13-18.

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Reflective questions to support co-produced research

RESEARCH RESOURCES

Reflective questions to help everyone think about how they can work with people more equally through a process of co-produced research, including online and remote co-production.

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ARC West email newsletter – February 2020

NEWSLETTER

The email newsletter from ARC West. In this edition: Alcohol in pregnancy: #Drymester safest approach; Telling physical activity stories; Peer support groups for chronic pain; Plus much more

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Preventing childhood obesity: updating the Cochrane review

ARC BITE

Worldwide, the number of children with higher weight is increasing. This can lead to health problems, as well as potentially affecting the children psychologically and socially. Preventing childhood obesity is an international public health priority.

Up to 4,000 papers are published every year on preventing childhood obesity. The Cochrane review on preventing childhood obesity had been last updated in 2011. We worked with Durham University, Fuse (the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and the World Health Organisation to update the Cochrane review with a synthesis of studies up to 2015.

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