HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Friday, 1 October 2021

Job Vacancy - Research Associate/Research Fellow in Statistics

Come join us at ScHARR, we have a job opportunity in HEDS for a Research Associate/Research Fellow in Statistics

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Salary: Grade 7 or Grade 8
Details: Full-time and fixed-term, with funding up to 31 March 2027
Closing Date: Wednesday 17 November 

The vacancy and About The Job can be found here.

Monday, 20 September 2021

“It’s A Grey Area”: searching the grey literature on how local governments use real-world data

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Mark Clowes and Anthea Sutton

Mark Clowes and Anthea Sutton, ScHARR information specialists with two decades of combined experience of literature searching in the context of systematic reviews, reflect on the challenges of finding grey literature for the NIHR-funded Unlocking Data project (led by Dr. Matt Franklin).


When searching for information, our usual practice as information specialists is to start with the published literature and a structured search strategy around a setting or population of interest (e.g. a patient requiring treatment; a problem waiting to be solved). Some projects, however, require a different approach. As part of the Unlocking Data project we have been conducting a mapping review of how local governments are accessing, linking, and using real-world data.   

Local authorities do not have a well-established tradition of publishing peer-reviewed articles; so to find the type of case studies we wanted, we decided to start with the grey literature (i.e. information produced outside of the traditional commercial or academic distribution channels). Grey literature is notoriously difficult to find; it may exist in many different formats (e.g. organisational reports, newsletters, web pages), and searching for it  can leave the professional information specialist with a nagging feeling of anxiety that they may not have found everything.

A particular problem is the “false positive” - lots of people are talking about data sharing, but that doesn’t mean they’ve worked out how to implement it yet; we had to strike a balance between sensitivity (finding everything relevant) and specificity (minimising the “noise” from people talking about things they would like to do, rather than evaluating what they had done). We came to accept that we were unlikely to be comprehensive as even case studies which are relevant may not be fully reported - sharing arrangements between organizations may be announced, but never formally evaluated (sometimes, depending on the legislative frameworks involved, they may never be made public at all). Instead, we took a purposive approach aiming to find up to 100 possible case studies across a variety of domains (not just health) exploring how sharing different types of information (e.g. school attendance, rent arrears, and even library usage) could improve the commissioning of services to enhance the health and wellbeing of communities.

We were already aware of a handful of portals where potential case studies had been gathered already for a similar purpose to our own. These included the HDR gateway; the Wellcome Trust’s Understanding Patient Data site, and the Local Government Association.  We also made a list of our domains of interest and of local or national organizations’ websites where we might expect to find such information. These sites were variable in quality and usability; some were structured in a way that allowed for browsing, while others relied on basic search functionality using one or two terms (rather than the complex Boolean strategies we use on databases like MEDLINE). We used specific search terms such as “data sharing”, “linked data”, “GDPR”, “information governance”, “routine data”, “de-identified data” (in various forms and combinations).  We also used Google advanced search to look for terms occurring on a particular domain (e.g. gov.uk); although due to a lack of transparency about how deep within a site Google’s indexing goes, we searched many of these sites using their own native interface as well.  Searches of this nature take a very long time and it’s easy to become lost in “rabbit holes” where web pages redirect you to other pages elsewhere. The list we had created a priori was crucial to our sampling strategy (and our time management) to make sure that we had at least attempted to find examples from all our domains of interest and not just the first we came across.   

The case studies we found varied considerably (from a one paragraph summary with a contact e-mail address, to a 120 page PDF document) and there was little correlation between the quality of the reporting and the usefulness of the case study; though this is perhaps unsurprising, given that they were conducted by such diverse organisations and for many different purposes - some were reporting primarily for a local or internal audience, rather than curious researchers like us. In a depressing illustration of one of the other pitfalls of grey literature - its ephemeral nature - we also found a number of “404 File not found” messages where promising-sounding documents had been removed from websites.  Webmasters often assume that everyone arrives at their site via the official home page and browses through the structure they have so painstakingly devised; the reality is that many users land mid-site via search engines, so may find out-of-date pages with broken links if these haven’t been taken down.

Where case studies did not report the data we needed, we attempted to contact authors/project leads. Unfortunately, we retrieved several auto-reply messages saying that individuals had left their posts and when we tried to identify senior figures in the council who had been the project sponsors, these too had moved on (perhaps as a result of the local elections in May). To complement our searches we have sent out a call for further information via members of our steering group and their networks. We are now in the final stages of data extraction for our included case studies and will complete this by the end of September 2021.

Lessons learned when searching for grey literature

  • Make a list of sources and/or topics you intend to cover before you start (and allow yourself enough time to work through them all)

  • Use gateways, portals, and existing collections and reviews where these exist - don’t reinvent the wheel

  • Use a standard data extraction form to collect the key info you need from each included study.  This will help you to deal with long documents pragmatically by searching or skimming through the text for what you need; you don’t have time to read them in full.

  • This paper by Claire Stansfield et al (2016) was useful in planning our search approach and we’d recommend it to anyone embarking on a similar process.


This study/project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research (PHR) programme (NIHR award identifier: 133634) with in kind support provided by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber (ARC-YH; NIHR award identified: 200166). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.


This article is archived on the University of Sheffield's repository ORDA, hosted by Figshare

Clowes, Mark; Sutton, Anthea (2021): “It’s A Grey Area”: searching the grey literature on how local governments use real-world data. The University of Sheffield. Report. https://doi.org/10.15131/shef.data.16644916.v1 

Read more on the topic of real-world data from Dr Matt Franklin here:

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Latest HEDS Publications for August 2021

Here is our regular monthly trawl for new publications from HEDS in collaboration with colleagues in ScHARR and further afield. Many of these are currently in press, you can find much of our work in its open access form via our institutional repository. Find them here

Addictive Behaviors

Buckley, C., Field, M., Vu, T. M., Brennan, A., Greenfield, T. K., Meier, P. S., Nielsen, A., Probst, C., Shuper, P. A., & Purshouse, R. C. (2021). An integrated dual process simulation model of alcohol use behaviours in individuals, with application to US population-level consumption, 1984-2012. Addictive Behaviors, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107094

Chatwin, H., Broadley, M., Valdersdorf Jensen, M., Hendrieckx, C., Carlton, J., Heller, S., Amiel, S., de Galan, B., Hermanns, N., Finke-Groene, K., Speight, J., & Pouwer, F. (2021). ‘Never again will I be carefree’ : a qualitative study of the impact of hypoglycemia on quality of life among adults with type 1 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjdrc-2021-002322

Dutey‐Magni, P. F., Brown, J., Holmes, J., & Sinclair, J. M. A. (n.d.). Concurrent validity of an Estimator of Weekly Alcohol Consumption (EWAC) based on the Extended AUDIT. Addiction, add.15662. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15662

Ercole, A., Dixit, A., Nelson, D. W., Bhattacharyay, S., Zeiler, F. A., Nieboer, D., Bouamra, O., Menon, D. K., Maas, A. I. R., Dijkland, S. A., Lingsma, H. F., Wilson, L., Lecky, F., & Steyerberg, E. W. (2021). Imputation strategies for missing baseline neurological assessment covariates after traumatic brain injury: A CENTER-TBI study. PLoS ONE, 16(8 August). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253425

Gibbs, N., Angus, C., Dixon, S., Parry, C., & Meier, P. (2021). Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in South Africa across different drinker groups and wealth quintiles: a modelling study. BMJ Open, 11(8). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052879

Jackson, C. H., Baio, G., Heath, A., Strong, M., Welton, N. J., & Wilson, E. C. F. (n.d.). Value of Information Analysis in Models to inform Health Policy. Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application.

Addiction Journal    

Jackson, S. E., Beard, E., Angus, C., Field, M., & Brown, J. (2021). Moderators of changes in smoking, drinking and quitting behaviour associated with the first COVID‐19 lockdown in England.
Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15656

Johnston, S., Snooks, H., Jones, J., Bell, F., Benger, J., Black, S., Dixon, S., Edwards, A., Evans, B., Fuller, G., Goodacre, S., Hoskins, R., John, A., Lawrence, B., Moore, C., Parry, E., Hird, K., Wait, S., & Watkins, A. (2021). PP25 The take home naloxone intervention multicentre emergency setting feasibility (TIME) trial: an early perspective from one UK ambulance service. In Emergency Medicine Journal (Vol. 38, Issue 9, p. A11.1-A11). BMJ. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2021-999.25

Kharroubi, S. A. (2021). Modeling SF-6D health utilities: is Bayesian approach appropriate? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168409

Psychiatric Services
McKenzie, E., Matkin, L., Sousa Fialho, L., Emelurumonye, I. N., Gintner, T., Ilesanmi,
C., Jagger, B., Quinney, S., Anderson, E., Baandrup, L., Bakhshy, A. K., Brabban, A., Coombs, T., Correll, C. U., Cupitt, C., Keetharuth, A. D., Lima, D. N., McCrone, P., Moller, M., … Addington, D. (n.d.). Developing an International Standard Set of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Psychotic Disorders.
Psychiatric Services, appi.ps.2020008-appi.ps.2020008. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.202000888

Moore, G., Campbell, M., Copeland, L., Craig, P., Movsisyan, A., Hoddinott, P., Littlecott, H., O’Cathain, A., Pfadenhauer, L., Rehfuess, E., Segrott, J., Hawe, P., Kee, F., Couturiaux, D., Hallingberg, B., & Evans, R. (2021). Adapting interventions to new contexts—the ADAPT guidance. British Medical Journal, 374(n1679). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1679

Obasohan, P. E., Walters, S. J., Jacques, R., & Khatab, K. (n.d.). Individual and Contextual Factors Associated with Malaria among Children 6-59 Months in Nigeria: A Multilevel Mixed Effect Logistic Model Approach. Preprints 2021, doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0168.v1

Qu, F., & Tsuchiya, A. (n.d.). Perceptions of Wind Turbine Noise and Self-reported Health in Suburban Residential Areas. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.736231

Rennick-Egglestone, S., & Mawson, S. (n.d.-a). Correction: Homes of Stroke Survivors Are a Challenging Environment for Rehabilitation Technologies. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, 8(3), e32418–e32418. https://doi.org/10.2196/32418

Rennick-Egglestone, S., & Mawson, S. (n.d.-b). Correction: Homes of Stroke Survivors Are a Challenging Environment for Rehabilitation Technologies (Preprint). JMIR Publications Inc. https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.32418

Sabir, L., Ramlakhan, S., & Goodacre, S. (2021). Comparison of qSOFA and Hospital Early Warning Scores for prognosis in suspected sepsis in emergency department patients: a systematic review. Emerg Med J. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-210416 
Emergency Medicine Journal

Sabir, L., Wharton, L., & Goodacre, S. (n.d.). Retrospective single-centre descriptive study of the characteristics, management and outcomes of adult patients with suspected sepsis in the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-211111

Scott, D. L., Ibrahim, F., Hill, H., Tom, B., Prothero, L., Baggott, R. R., Bosworth, A., Galloway, J. B., Georgopoulou, S., Martin, N., Neatrour, I., Nikiphorou, E., Sturt, J., Wailoo, A., Williams, F. M., Williams, R., & Lempp, H. (2021). Intensive therapy for moderate established rheumatoid arthritis: the TITRATE research programme. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 9(8), 1–186. https://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar09080

Seo, M. K., & Strong, M. (2021). A practical guide to modeling and conducting a cost-effectiveness analysis of companion biomarker tests for targeted therapies using R : tutorial paper. PharmacoEconomics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40273-021-01069-8

The European Journal of Health Economics

Xu, R. H., Keetharuth, A. D., Wang, L.-L., Cheung, A. .-L., & Wong, E. .-Y. (2021). Measuring health-related quality of life and well-being : a head-to-head psychometric comparison of the EQ-5D-5L, ReQoL-UI and ICECAP-A. The European Journal of Health Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-021-01359-0

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Latest HEDS Publications for July 2021

Here is our regular monthly trawl for new publications from HEDS in collaboration with colleagues in ScHARR and further afield. Many of these are currently in press, you can find much of our work in its open access form via our institutional repository. Find them here

BMC Public Health

Baxter, S., Blank, L., Cantrell, A., & Goyder, E. (2021). Is working in later life good for your health? A systematic review of health outcomes resulting from extended working lives. BMC Public Health, 21(1356). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11423-2

Baxter, S., Chambers, D., Blank, L., Cantrell, A., & Goyder, E. (2021). Organisation-wide interventions to promote the health and well-being of healthcare staff during periods of increased demand: a systematic review. NIHR. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr-tr-132944

Beecher, C., Toomey, E., Maeso, B., Whiting, C., Stewart, D. C., Worrall, A., Elliott, J., Smith, M., Tierney, T., Blackwood, B., Maguire, T. Kampman, M., Ling, B., Gravel, C., Gill, C., Healy, P., Houghton, C., Booth, A., Garritty, C., … Devane, D. (n.d.). What are the most important unanswered research questions on rapid review methodology? A James Lind Alliance research methodology Priority Setting Partnership: the Priority III study protocol. HRB Open Research, 4, 80. https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13321.1

Boyd, J., Bambra, C., Purshouse, R. C., & Holmes, J. (n.d.). Beyond Behaviour: How Health Inequality Theory Can Enhance Our Understanding of the ‘Alcohol-Harm Paradox.’ International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 6025. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116025


 Burton, M., Lifford, K. J., Wyld, L., Armitage, F., Ring, A.,       Nettleship,   A., Collins, K., Morgan, J., Reed, M. W. R., Holmes, G.     R., Bradburn, M., Gath, J., Green, T., Revell, D., Brain, K., Edwards,   A., Harder, H., Ward, S., Richards, P., … Audisio, R. (2021). Process   evaluation of the Bridging the Age Gap in Breast Cancer decision   support intervention cluster randomised trial. Trials, 22(1).   https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05360-z


Caluzzi, G., Livingston, M., Holmes, J., MacLean, S., Lubman, D., Dietze, P., Vashishtha, R., Herring, R., & Pennay, A. (n.d.). Declining drinking among adolescents: Are we seeing a denormalisation of drinking and a normalisation of non‐drinking? Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.15611

Fox, N. J., & Alldred, P. (n.d.). Doing new materialist data analysis: a Spinozo-Deleuzian ethological toolkit. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2021.1933070

Emergency Medicine Journal

       Hotham, R., O’Keeffe, C., Stone, T., Mason, S. M., & Burton, C. (n.d.). Heterogeneity of reasons for attendance in frequent attenders of emergency departments and its relationship to future attendance. Emergency Medicine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-210412

       Jensen, M. V, Broadley, M., Speight, J., Scope, A., Preston, L., Heller, S., de Galan, B. E., Pouwer, F., & Hendrieckx, C. (n.d.). The impact of hypoglycaemia on the quality of life of family members of adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes – a qualitative systematic review. Diabetic Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14666

Jones, N. L., Read, J., Field, B., Fegan, C., Simpson, E., Revitt, C., Lanfranchi, V., & Ciranvenga, F. (n.d.). Remote home visits: Exploring the concept and applications of remote home visits within health and social care settings. British Journal of Occupational Therapyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/03080226211000265

Lee, E. C., Wright, J., Walters, S. J., Cooper, C. L., & Mountain, G. A. (2021). Estimating the minimum important difference in the DEMQOL instrument in people with dementia. Quality of Life Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02900-7

Long, J., Knowles, E., Bishop‐Edwards, L., & O’Cathain, A. (n.d.). Understanding young adults’ reasons for seeking ‘clinically unnecessary’ urgent and emergency care: A qualitative interview study. Health Expectations, https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13301

British Journal of Sports Medicine
Mansournia, M. A., Collins, G. S., Nielsen, R. O., Nazemipour, M., Jewell, N. P., Altman, D. G.,
& Campbell, M. J. (n.d.). A CHecklist for statistical Assessment of Medical Papers (the CHAMP statement): explanation and elaboration. British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-103652

Mellor, K., Eddy, S., Peckham, N., Bond, C. M., Campbell, M. J., Lancaster, G. A., Thabane, L., Eldridge, S. M., Dutton, S. J., & Hopewell, S. (2021). Progression from external pilot to definitive randomised controlled trial: a methodological review of progression criteria reporting. BMJ Open, 11(6), e048178–e048178. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048178

Mulhern, B., Norman, R., & Brazier, J. (n.d.). Valuing SF-6Dv2 in Australia Using an International Protocol. PharmacoEconomics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40273-021-01043-4

Shaweno, T., Abdulhamid, I., Bezabih, L., Teshome, D., Derese, B., Tafesse, H., & Shaweno, D. (n.d.). Sero-prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Among Adults in the General Population in Diredawa, Ethiopia. Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-266413/v1

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Soko, R. N., Burke, R. M., Feasey, H. R. A., Sibande, W., Nliwasa, M., Henrion, M. Y. R., Khundi, M., Dodd, P. J., Ku, C. C., Kawalazira, G., Choko, A. T., Divala, T. H., Corbett, E. L., & MacPherson, P. (2021). Effects of Coronavirus disease pandemic on tuberculosis notifications, Malawi. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(7), 1831–1839. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2707.210557

       Thomas, B., Goodacre, S., Lee, E., Sutton, L., Bursnall, M., Loban, A., Waterhouse, S., Simmonds, R., Biggs, K., Marincowitz, C., Schutter, J., Connelly, S., Sheldon, E., Hall, J., Young, E., Bentley, A., Challen, K., Fitzsimmons, C., Harris, T., … Walter, D. (n.d.). Prognostic accuracy of emergency department triage tools for adults with suspected COVID-19: the PRIEST observational cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2020-210783

Tod, D., Booth, A., & Smith, B. (n.d.). Critical appraisal. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/1750984x.2021.1952471

Vu, T. M. (2021). Software review: Pony GE2. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10710-021-09409-5

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Funded PhD: Systems level modelling in older people/urgent and emergency care with the Health Economics, evaluation and equality theme (HEEE) of the ARC YH

The School of Health related Research, at the University of Sheffield is pleased to advertise a funded PhD opportunity.  The studentship is part of a research programme for the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (NIHR ARCs). The studentship would be within the Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality (HEEE) cross-cutting theme of the Yorkshire and Humber ARC and will focus on one of the core themes outlined below. 

The Yorkshire & Humber NIHR ARC is a collaboration between NHS, social care, third sector and industry organisations and leading universities in Yorkshire and the Humber. It aims to transform services and improve peoples’ health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities through four strategically important core themes:

·       Early life and Prevention

·       Older people with Frailty

·       Mental and Physical Multimorbidity

·       Urgent and Emergency Care

The HEEE theme aims to work collaboratively with the four core themes and in partnership with local NHS, public health and social care collaborators. This research will focus on improving efficiency and equity in the use of public resources using methods for conducting cross-sector evaluations including mathematical modelling, statistical and econometric methods. The HEEE theme are offering a PhD opportunity and strongly encourage candidates to propose topics in the following areas:

Older Peoples Theme

Develop a system level approach to model the economic arguments of implementing interventions to prevent/improve frailty and delayed transfers of care (DTOC) for older people with complex and heterogeneous needs. The theme will look to simulate the reality of supply side availability and constraints as well as using conventional economic theory to understand the economic incentives and outcomes for patients and stakeholders such as the NHS and Social Services.  

Urgent and Emergency Care Theme

Develop a systems modelling approach to identify and evaluate options for preventing excessive Emergency Departments waiting times. We are particularly interested in developing simulation approaches to examine system level interventions to reduce ED attendances and manage flows through a Department. For example, work may focus on the analysis of options to avoid unnecessary attendances or to avoid delays in transferring patients out of hospital, the design of performance metrics that avoid perverse incentives, or combinations of interventions. The successful applicant will have access to a large routine data set of the ED including arrivals, investigations and treatments in hospitals within the region to help inform the model.

Regent Court, The University of Sheffield

Entry Requirements:

Candidates must:

·       be highly motivated to make a significant scientific contribution in health and social care through research that can inform well-evidenced, cost-effective health strategies

·       have completed an undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2.1 or above) in a relevant discipline (e.g. mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, economics, operational research, systems engineering, management science, physics, systems control).

·       have completed a masters degree at merit or distinction (or a non-UK equivalent) in a relevant subject, or more than one year of formal employment in a relevant scientific environment

·       have excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       meet English language requirements (international applicants).

Further details:


How to apply:

Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply

Please clearly state the title of the studentship, the prospective main supervisor and select ScHARR as the department.

You will also need to include:

·       a draft outline of your proposed PhD study, in line with the research themes described above, of approximately 500 words

·       a covering letter explaining why you wish to apply for this studentship.

·       a copy of your CV.

Funding Notes

The award will cover academic fees at the UK rate plus a maintenance stipend for 3 years (£15,009 in 2020/21).

Monday, 5 July 2021

Latest HEDS Publications for June 2021

Here is our regular monthly trawl for new publications from HEDS in collaboration with colleagues in ScHARR and further afield. Many of these are currently in press, you can find much of our work in its open access form via our institutional repository. Find them here

Cover of Lancet Psychiatry
The Lancet Psychiatry            

Barkham, M., Saxon, D., Hardy, G. E., Bradburn, M., Galloway, D., Wickramasekera, N., Keetharuth, D., Bower, P., King, M., Elliott, R., Gabriel, L., Kellett, S., Shaw, S., Wilkinson, T., Connell, J., Harrison, P., Ardern, K., Bishop-Edwards, L., Ashley, K., … Brazier, J. E. (2021). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of person-centred experiential therapy vs. cognitive behavioural therapy for moderate and severe depression delivered in the English Improving Access to Psychological Therapies national programme: a pragmatic randomised non- inferiority trial [PRaCTICED]. The Lancet Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00083-3

Broderick, L., Bjorner, J., Lauher, M., Kosinski, M., White, M. K., Mulhern, B., & Brazier, J. E. (2021). PNS111 Development of the SF-6DV2 Health Utility Survey: Content Validity and Patient Preference. Value in Health (Vol. 24, pp. S193–S193). Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.04.964 abstract

Caswell, D., Caswell, W., & Carlton, J. (n.d.). Seeing Beyond Anatomy: Quality of Life with Geographic Atrophy. Ophthalmology and Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40123-021-00352-3

Duarte, A., Walker, S., Metry, A., Wong, R., Panovska-Griffiths, J., & Sculpher, M. (n.d.). Jointly Modelling Economics and Epidemiology to Support Public Policy Decisions for the COVID-19 Response: A Review of UK Studies. PharmacoEconomics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40273-021-01045-2

Public Health
Foster, C. R., Campbell, F., Blank, L., Cantrell, A., Black, M., & Lee, A. C. K. (2021). A Scoping Review of the Experience of Implementing Population Testing for SARS-CoV-2. Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.06.012 journal pre proof

Kearns, B., Stevenson, M., Triantafyllopoulos, K., & Manca, A. (n.d.). The extrapolation performance of survival models for data with a cure fraction: a simulation study. Value in Health. In press (temp embargo)

Khunti, K., Griffin, S., Brennan, A., Dallosso, H., Davies, M. J., Eborall, H. C., Edwardson, C. L., Gray, L. J., Hardeman, W., Heathcote, L., Henson, J., Pollard, D., Sharp, S. J., Sutton, S., Troughton, J., & Yates, T. (2021). Promoting physical activity in a multi-ethnic population at high risk of diabetes: the 48-month PROPELS randomised controlled trial. BMC Medicine, 19(130). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-021-01997-4

Maidment, I., Young, E., MacPhee, M., Booth, A., Zaman, H., Breen, J., Hilton, A., Kelly, T., & Wong, G. (n.d.). A Rapid Realist Review of the Role of Community Pharmacy in the Public Health Response to COVID-19. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.01.21250765 pre print

Maidment, I., Young, E., MacPhee, M., Booth, A., Zaman, H., Breen, J., Hilton, A., Kelly, T., & Wong, G. (2021). Rapid realist review of the role of community pharmacy in the public health response to COVID-19. BMJ Open, 11(6), e050043–e050043. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050043

Manca, F., Lewsey, J., Waterson, R., Kernaghan, S. M., Fitzpatrick, D., Mackay, D., Angus, C., & Fitzgerald, N. (n.d.). Estimating the Burden of Alcohol on Ambulance Callouts through Development and Validation of an Algorithm Using Electronic Patient Records. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12), 6363. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126363

Radiotherapy & Oncology 

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