Welcome to HSR Live

HSR Live is a place where everyone interested in innovation, evidence and improvement for health services can connect.

By joining the HSR Live community, you can exchange knowledge and ideas with researchers and service leaders that have similar interests.

We invite you to have a look around, and get involved! Join groups or start your own, comment on discussions or start one, post a blog or an event, and so much more!

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HSRN Symposium

1-2 July 2015, Nottingham Conference Centre

The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre on Wednesday 1st – Thursday 2nd July.

 HSRN Symposium presents the leading edge of health services research in a multidisciplinary programme:

  • Two days of interactive sessions
  • Research presentations
  • Plenaries sessions
  • Case studies
  • Networking
  • Question time

Delegates had the opportunity to hear and discuss current issues and potential new methods to improve patient care. 

To find out more click here.

What we are reading... 2015

Two important papers and some bedtime/holiday reading...

Demystifying theory and its use in improvement. BMJ Quality and Safety Davidoff F, Dixon-Woods M, Leviton L, Michie S. 

Very useful paper aimed at practitioners to help ‘demystify’ the role of theory in the design of their improvement initiatives, but also helpful for researchers studying these initiatives and underlines the importance of understanding practitioners’/policy makers’ implicit or explicit programme theories.

Using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) in systematic reviews ...7 Thomas J, O’Mara-Evans A, Brunton G 

Very interesting paper attempting to move the field forward in relation to systematic reviews of complex interventions to address the question: can we identify which intervention from a range of potential ones 

might be relevant in particular contexts? Using a worked example of a review of community engagement in public health and health promotion interventions, it applies a technique developed in political science and 

historical sociology, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), to identify the most promising interventions and 

the ‘active ingredients’ within them.

And finally: have recently finished reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch – brilliant, kaleidoscopic tale, full of Dickensian characters that stay with you the whole time you’re reading it and long after you’ve finished. Take it on your next holiday!

By Naomi Fulop -Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management, UCL
Chair, HSRN Board

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Blog Posts

What we are reading...

Posted by HSRN Team on April 14, 2015 at 14:39 0 Comments

Two important papers and some bedtime/holiday reading...

Demystifying theory and its use in…


Experience Based Design for Clinical Commissioning Groups and other sectors

Posted by Gary Copitch on January 5, 2015 at 16:21 0 Comments

I came across Helen Baxter recently and we had a really interesting conversation on Experience Based Design (EBD). It struck me that this approach is similar to ours and that Community Reporters can be a key part for the capture part of the…


Person-centred care made simple

Posted by HSRN Team on December 17, 2014 at 12:35 0 Comments

The Health Foundation's new guide Person-centred care made simple aims to make a complex subject accessible to a…


HSR activities and publications

Posted by HSRN Team on October 20, 2014 at 14:30 0 Comments

• President-Elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker wrote a Mission Letter…


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