Round up: NHS Research Scotland 2018 Conference
30th October 2018
Scotland's vibrant research environment showcased at NHS Research Scotland's seventh annual conference.
Under the theme NHS at 70: the impact of research then, now and in the future the conference reflected on the accomplishments, milestones, innovations and breakthroughs have been made in the NHS over the last 70 years; demonstrated the translation of research and innovation into excellent individual healthcare, and discussed the role of research in shaping the NHS of the future.
It was a full programme but a strong reflection of Scotland’s vibrant research environment and presentations and posters from the day are now available to view from the links below.
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Professor Jason Leitch, Director of Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Scottish Government, Dr Allison Worth, Patient and Public Involvement Advisor, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility and patients Olivia Fulton and Elisabeth Ehrlich opened the 2018 conference sharing the significant achievements in our health service of the last 70 years and the impact of research in transforming health and patient care.
- NHS at 70: Celebrating the impact of research (Part 1) P, Professor Jason Leitch, Director of Healthcare Quality and Improvement, Scottish Government
- NHS at 70: Celebrating the impact of research (Part 2), Dr Allison Worth, Patient and Public Involvement Advisor, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility; Olivia Fulton, Patient and Public Involvement Group Lead, Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research; Elisabeth Ehrlich, Patient Involvement Lead, Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
Session Chair, Allison Worth, Patient & Public Involvement Advisor, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility and Jane Clark, Patient Ambassador
The role of the patient has evolved dramatically over the past decade. Not only are patients increasingly more involved in their healthcare decision making, they are also passionate advocates with a role in all stages of clinical research. Patients with health conditions and their caregivers are experts in their own right, visiting specialists, learning ways of coping with chronic or acute conditions, and holding valuable insight into what it’s like to experience a condition. This session places patients at the heart of research showcasing new Public Involvement standards, current work to actively involve patients and the public in research and an opportunity to learn more about attitudes, preferences, and ways of involving members of the public in research and governance processes.
- PPI in Nursing and Health Care research, Professor Bridget Johnston, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research, University of Glasgow
- Improving public awareness of clinical research, Emma Berry, Study Support & Trials Feasibility Co-ordinator, NHS Grampian and Mariella D’Alessandro, CRF Manager, NHS Grampian
Session Chair, Dr Ed Hutchinson, Precision Medicine Strategy Lead at Scottish Enterprise
Precision medicine is capable of spurring a revolution in healthcare, bringing the prospects of earlier diagnosis, more effective treatment, cost savings and better patient outcomes. Following the recent Science and Innovation Audit on Precision Medicine Innovation in Scotland this session will outline Scotland’s strengths in precision medicine; outlining capabilities and vision, to showcase Scotland as one of the best places in the world to develop and deliver precision medicine and build international collaborations at scale.
- NAFLD - where are we now where do we need to be, Professor John Dillon, Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology and NRS Clinical Lead – Hepatology, University of Dundee
- Future MS: Developing predictive tools, Dr Peter Connick, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Regenerative Neurology, University of Edinburgh
Session Chair, Professor Patricia Connolly, Director of the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices
Convergence is the principle of integrating engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences disciplines, with profound benefits for the future of medicine and health. This session will explore current projects in Scotland that integrate specialised skills from a range of disciplines. It will explore the benefits, the challenges and ways of advancing collaboration to solve real-world problems.
- Development of wearable and home monitoring devices for digital healthcare, Professor Patricia Connolly, Director of the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices
- VAMPIRE: mining the eye for biomarkers, achieving effective interdisciplinarity, Professor Emanuele Trucco, VAMPIRE Project Director, School of Science & Engineering, University of Dundee
- The Proteus Team: Moving Together, Professor Kev Dhaliwal, Chair of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Session Chair, Dr Roma Armstrong, Senior R&D Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Developing and applying cutting edge data science approaches in order to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public is the aim of HDR-UK, set up in the latter part of 2017. With six sites across the UK, the Scottish site capitalises on our world-leading health and informatics research capabilities and exceptional data assets. This session will explore use of health and biomedical data in Scotland to drive advances in research feasibility, delivery and pharmacovigilance.
Impact of HPV vaccine in cervical cancer prevention; Scottish data and linkage, Professor Maggie Cruikshank, R&D Director, NHS Grampian
Using data science to keep the Glasgow Coma Scale aHead of the curve, Dr Paul Brennan, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, NHS Lothian, University of Edinburgh
- The power of data science for mental health research, Professor Daniel Smith, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Glasgow
Session Chair, Shona McDermott, Education Manager, Glasgow Clinical Research Facility
A highly skilled workforce is essential to support increasing levels of high quality health research, and strengthen Scotland’s ability to respond to current and future medical research challenges. This session will showcase the vital role of nurses and allied health professionals in leading and delivering high quality, patient-centred research across Scotland. It will highlight the opportunities available to the research workforce to develop skills and talent across a range of dynamic projects.
- *NRS Career Researcher Fellowship: Supporting patients and family members with their experience of critical illness, Corrienne McCulloch, Lead Research Nurse and NRS Research Fellow in Critical Care, NHS Lothian (presentation available on request via firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Combining clinical practice with research, Dr Jenny Preston, Consultant Occupational Therapist, Clinical Lead Neurological Rehabilitation, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and Chair, Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Neurological Practice
- Strangers in a strange land, Jo Singleton, Senior Research Nurse, RIE CRF, NHS Lothian
The Scottish Genomes Project: Taking Genome Analysis into Healthcare, Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen
NRS Conference 2018 posters
- Understanding how environmental factors, diet and gut microorganisms influence Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis flare, Lee Murphy, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
- Transforming the landscape of nutrition prescribing: a Highland recipe for success, Evelyn Newman, NHS Highland
- Real-Time Tele-ophthalmology in the Emergency Department, Iain Livingstone, NHS Forth Valley
- People with learning disabilities and their experience of medication, Joan MacLeod, NHS Grampian – Aberdeen City HSCP
- Digitalisation of Scottish Eyecare: Benefits to Patient care, Training and Education, Tulsi Changulani, NHS Fife – Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
- PPI Champions: Small investment, high impact?, Jo Merrifield, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
- Older age is associated with higher percentage of breaches for 4-hour Emergency Department waiting time: Scottish Experience, Phyo Kyaw Myint, University of Aberdeen
- TRAK-ing recruitment for research – involving podiatry patients in the PROMfoot study, Linda Fenocchi, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Preliminary analysis of the SUPERDOT-C study: a cluster randomised controlled trial of pharmacy-led versus conventional treatment for HCV positive patients receiving daily opioid substitution therapy within NHS Scotland, Andrew Radley, NHS Tayside
- Renal Inflammation in Human Systemic Hypertension Pathogenesis – The Role Of Various T Lymphocyte Populations, Laurence James Dobbie, The University of Glasgow
- Genetic variants modify susceptibility to atrial fibrillation in patients on thyroid hormone replacement therapy, Enrique Soto, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
- Supporting high-quality clinical device research: MicroTransponder study, Dr Jesse Dawson, NRS Stroke
- The EPAD Participant Panel, Sarah Gregory, University of Edinburgh / NHS Lothian
- The Heart Manual: 26 years of evidence, collaboration and facilitated delivery to patients across the UK and internationally, Hannah Ranaldi, NHS Lothian
- Individual personality of the colorectal surgeon influences the decision to anastomose in rectal cancer surgery, Carly Nichola Bisset, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
- Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP): Initial Scoping Survey of Healthcare Services in the Acute Sector, Maryam Barma, NHS Grampian
- The Scottish Oral Health Research Collaboration (SOHRC) – Harnessing Oral Health Research Expertise, Deirdre Kelliher, Scottish Oral Health Research Collaboration
- Utility of the 4AT rapid assessment instrument in assessment of delirium and cognitive impairment in acute care, Susan Shenkin, University of Edinburgh / NHS Lothian
- The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) quality improvement initiative using Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) data: Lessons learned, Stuart Fordyce, Clinical Practice Research Datalink
- Evaluating Diuretics in Usual Care (EVIDENCE) – piloting a novel methodology for comparative effectiveness research in hypertension, Angela Flynn, Medicines Monitoring Unit, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee
- Physiotherapists as an alternative to GP for Musculoskeletal Conditions in Primary Care, Marc Stevens, NHS Forth Valley
- Survey of Care Home Interest in Participating in Nutritional Intervention Trial, Alison Donaldson, NHS Grampian
- Learning from experience – Developing the CDPCRF, Jill Steven, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
- The ViCo Study: Assessing the Feasibility & Acceptability of Video Consultations (VC) Compared with Face to Face (FTFC) & Telephone Consultations (TC) from a Patient and Clinician Perspective in Primary Care, Eddie Donaghy, University of Edinburgh
- Local Safe Havens Can Add Value to e-Research with Derived Data, Claire MacDonald, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- “There will be an explanation”: understanding anomalies in routinely-collected prescribing and dispensing data through a qualitative study in Scotland, Shifa Sarica, University of Aberdeen
- Evaluating The Safer Prescription of Opioids Tool (SPOT) in clinical practice, Roger Flint et al, NHS Education for Scotland
- Developing an NRS international outreach programme, NHS Research Scotland Central Management Team (NRS-CMT).