HSRUK Conference 2018: Highlights

Author Daniel Camero
Posted 2018.07.26 Comments 0
04 Jul 2018
05 Jul 2018

Thanks to all who attended our annual Conference in early July in Nottingham. We had a fantastic conference with more than 260 delegates, who over two stimulating days presented and witnessed 80 presentations and workshops and over 100 posters focused on UK and global health services and systems research. We are launching this resources page with blogs, presentations and abstracts for you and your colleagues to revisit some of the excellent content of our event.



Watch the interview with Dr Gemma McKenna and Dr Kayleigh Nelson, Associate Board Members of HSRUK, where they give us their impressions of the Conference, and reminds us of the value of HSRUK as the voice of the health services research community. Visit our channel and see vox pop interviews with Conference attendees. 



The slides for all 68 abstract presentations and 12 workshops are available to read online/download here.



Click on the link below to view/download the slides of the plenary presentations 

Mark Brown, development Director at Social Spider CIC, gave a fascinating speech on how researchers needs to prioritise understanding young people, in order to help them. Click here to go to Medium.com and read a transcript of Mark's speech.


Prize Winners

People’s poster – Eva Krockow for ‘Balancing the risks to individuals and society: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research and antibiotic prescribing behaviour in hospitals’

Best Overall Poster - Jennifer Gosling for 'Improving the Quality of General Practice Services in the UK: Surveying the activities of GPs and Practice Managers' 

Best poster design – Chantal Ostler for Opportunity knocks: Widening access to research in community settings using a collaborative partnership model, The Solent Community Research Partnership’

Best abstract – Chiara Dall'Ora for ‘Are long nursing shifts on hospital wards associated with sickness absence? A longitudinal retrospective observational study'

Best abstract runner up  – Christina Saville for 'Validating the Safer Nursing Care Tool for setting nurse staffing levels in four NHS Trusts’

Best abstract runner up  -  Vari Drennan MBE for ‘Will a Dutch (Buurtzorg) model of provision address challenges in English district nursing?'


Conference abstract book 

The HSRUK Conference 2018 abstract book is available to download here


Global HSR community of interest  

Mike Batley, Deputy Director of Research Programmes at DHSC gave a presentation at our Conference on the NIHR’s Global Health Research programme, set up to fund applied health research for the primary and direct benefit of patients and the public in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Click here to read more about the opportunities detailed by Mike at our Conference. 


DECIDE guide on using evidence for innovation

The DECIDE guide on using evidence for innovation was introduced at the 2018 HSRUK conference workshop on “Translating academic findings into practical guidance to support healthcare improvement”. The guidance comes from the “DEcisions in health  Care to Introduce or Diffuse innovations using Evidence” (DECIDE) study. The guidance is aimed at anyone concerned with informing or making decisions about introducing or spreading innovations within the NHS. More about this resource here