Knowledge mobilisation

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This means the HIT is no longer active


An industry exchange researcher in residence to work with BT on a healthcare project, led by Helen Baxter and funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute

Discussion working groups (DWGs)

Discussion working groups (DWGs) are a new initiative designed to complement the ITHAcA leadership meetings and allow an in-depth discussion on a particular topic to the wider ITHAcA group. The topics for these DWGs were chosen in response to interest from ITHAcA members, on reports circulated as part of the role of ITHAcA as an information repository.

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Research for Health Challenge project

2 May 2017

Discussion of the results and next steps of an explorative study of the utility and acceptability of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) toolkit in primary care. The project was funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, led by Helen Baxter and Alyson Huntley, in collaboration with Bristol and South Gloucestershire CCGs.

Avoidable admissions tool

2 November 2016

A discussion about a potential tool to examine where an admission has been avoided. Funded by APCRC, led by Helen Baxter in collaboration with Bristol and South Gloucestershire CCGs.

Developing a ‘rule’ for managing abnormal test results in out-of hours primary care

25 February 2016

A presentation of the findings from recent research done in this area followed by a group discussion on how these findings can best be implemented in practice

Avoiding unplanned admissions enhanced service

29 July 2014

A presentation on interventions relevant to the enhanced service and other evidence on what will work in practice, followed by a discussion on how ITHAcA and commissioners could work together to evaluate the enhanced service locally.

Virtual wards

5 February 2014

A meeting to discuss the research evidence available on virtual wards, and the implications of this for future service delivery and to evaluate implementation.

ITHAcA presentations

Presentations organised and hosted by ITHAcA, to allow wider participation and the dissemination of information on topics directly relevant to ITHAcA’s aim of reducing avoidable hospital admissions.

  • Professor Jon Glasby, Head of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, on ‘Older people’s experiences of emergency admission’, 11 July 2016
  • Dr Dan Lasserson, Associate Professor of Ambulatory Care and Senior Clinical Researcher at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford , on ‘An Acute Care Frailty Team’ (2015)
  • Professor Jonathan Benger, National Clinical Director for Urgent Care for NHS England, on ‘Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care Services in England: Urgent and Emergency Care Review’ (2014)