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Table 1 Questions addressed by the evidence briefing service

From: Does access to a demand-led evidence briefing service improve uptake and use of research evidence by health service commissioners? A controlled before and after study

Source Topic Question Date asked Output produced Way research used
A1 Urgent care services Evidence for implementing an ‘urgent care hub’, consolidating out-of-hours provision on a single site adjacent to an accident and emergency department, with front door triage assessing patients for both facilities Nov 2013 Evidence briefing Symbolic
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions Rapid summary of the evidence relating to self-care Jan 2014 Evidence note Symbolic
All Urgent care services Evidence to inform urgent and emergency care systems March 2014 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A1 Loneliness and social isolation Interventions to reduce loneliness and social isolation, particularly in elderly people. Apr 2014 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions Self-care support for people with COPD Apr 2014 Evidence briefing Conceptual
All Low value interventions Identify relevant recommendations from the NICE Do Not Do database May 2014 Evidence note Conceptual
A2, all Low value interventions Independent appraisal of evidence underpinning 14 proposed value based commissioning policies for MSK procedures July 2014 Evidence briefing Instrumental
A1 Community pharmacy minor ailments service Identify evidence to inform a review of the community pharmacy minor ailments service July 2014 Evidence note Conceptual
A1 Integrated community teams Evidence for effects of integrated community teams including any examples of best practice Aug 2014 Evidence note Conceptual
A2 Psychiatric Liaison Models of psychiatric liaison implemented in general hospital settings July 2014 Evidence note Instrumental
A1 ‘One stop shop’ screening model for diabetes Does implementing a comprehensive one stop shop annual review and screening model for diabetes have an adverse impact on either the quality or uptake Sept 2014 Evidence note Symbolic
A2 Frailty What evidence/ validated tools are there for frailty risk profiling in an A&E context Oct 2014 Short email Note sufficient to address question. Later followed up with related Effectiveness Matters on recognising and managing frailty in primary care Conceptual
A2 Unplanned admissions from care homes What is the evidence for effects of interventions to reduce inappropriate admissions and deaths in hospital of patients from care homes Oct 2014 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A2 Social prescribing What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness evidence of social prescribing programmes in primary care Oct 2015 Evidence note and then later updated into evidence briefing Conceptual
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions What is the evidence for the effects of phone apps to help people to manage their own care Nov 2015 Evidence note Instrumental
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions What is the evidence for the effects of interventions to promote shared decision-making Nov 2015 Evidence note Conceptual
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions What is the evidence for interventions to support promoting patient-centred care planning consultations Nov 2015 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions Evidence for lay-led self-care education programmes generally as part of creating an environment and culture that supports self-care Nov 2015 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A1 Supporting self-management: helping people manage long-term conditions An evidence based steer in how to give patients the confidence and skills to effectively self-manage their long-term conditions. Nov 2015 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A2 Accountable care organisations What is the evidence for accountable care organisations Apr 2015 Evidence note Conceptual
A2 Enhancing access in primary care What is the evidence for extended hours, telephone consultation/triage, and role substitution in enhancing access in primary care June 2015 Evidence briefing Conceptual
A2 Telehealth for COPD What lessons can be learned from previous evaluations of the implementation of telehealth for COPD July 2015 Evidence note Instrumental
A1 Participatory democracy What is the evidence for different methods of patient/public engagement in decision-making Aug 2015 Evidence note Conceptual
All Low-value interventions: existing hernia and hysterectomy policies Independent review of evidence for existing hernia and hysterectomy policies Aug 2015   Instrumental