Recording of SDHI webinar on the ‘Spatial dimensions of repeat prescribing safety in UK general practice…’ now available

If you missed today’s webinar on the ‘Spatial Dimensions of Repeat Prescribing Safety in UK General Practice: An Ethnographic Study‘ here is another opportunity to listen and view the presentation by Dr Suzanne Grant, Social Anthropologist and Lecturer in Population Health Science at the University of Dundee. To view the recording, click here. Please share the presentation link with your colleagues. Send comments and queries directly to the presenter at s.m.grant@ or to the SDHI team at sdhi@

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The complexities of domestic abuse disclosure: a new publication 

A new publications by Taylor, Bradbury-Jones, Kroll and Duncan details the findings from a two-phase, qualitative study (initial findings were presented as an SDHI webinar) that was conducted with women who had domestic abuse experiences and health professionals in Scotland. Domestic abuse is a serious public health concern. However, little is known about health professionals’ beliefs about domestic abuse disclosure and how these interact with abused women’s experiences.  Most research in this area has largely been a-theoretical. This study was theoretically informed by the Common Sense Model of Self-Regulation of Health and Illness (CSM), which typically has been used to study belief-behaviour interactions in disease-orientated research. Findings expose the dynamic interaction between women’s and health professionals’ beliefs  about domestic abuse and their behaviour that affect the readiness to respond to it. The full paper abstract can be found here.

Mobilising knowledge to improve UK health care

Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley and Alison Powell have recently been awarded funding for an 18 month research project on knowledge mobilisation approaches used in health care (in the UK and internationally) and in social care and education in the UK.  This 18 month project, which started at the beginning of January, is funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme.  In brief, the aim of the study is to pull together and make available the learning from knowledge mobilisation approaches used at the ‘macro level’ (i.e. approaches used by research funders, major research producers and key research intermediaries). We are defining ‘knowledge mobilisation’ approaches broadly as approaches designed to increase the use and impact of research-based knowledge.
NIHR HS&DR project summary.