NHS middle managers ‘improve efficiency’ according to new research 19 February 2019 Contrary to popular belief, having more NHS managers improves efficiency and the quality of healthcare provided in hospitals.
- Advanced modelling techniques could improve how cities deal with floods 20 February 2019 A city’s ability to safeguard the public in the event of a flood could be greatly improved by using scientific practices for emergency plans and involving decision-makers in the process.
- NHS middle managers ‘improve efficiency’ according to new research 19 February 2019 Contrary to popular belief, having more NHS managers improves efficiency and the quality of healthcare provided in hospitals.
- More older people with depression could benefit from non-drug treatments 14 February 2019 Depression is common in older age and with an ageing population how late-life depression is managed will become increasingly important. Researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London (UCL) suggest mental health in later life should be given greater priority by healthcare professionals.
- Thinking positively during pregnancy? You could be helping your child's ability in maths and science 8 February 2019 Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in maths and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in Psychology today.
- Parliament for Researchers training opportunity for UoB researchers 5 February 2019 Parliament for Researchers 2019 Cardiff University, Fri 15th Feb 2019 10.30am - 3.30pm . Free training available for UoB post-PhD researchers
- Bristol researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges 30 January 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
- League tables ‘punish and reward wrong schools’, new analysis shows 24 January 2019 Secondary school league tables, published today [24 January], ‘punish and reward the wrong schools’ by failing to take pupil background into account, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
- Researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation 22 January 2019 The new NHS 10-year plan launched earlier this month [7 January] states all patients in England will have access to a "digital first primary care offer", such as GP online consultations, by 2022/23. Online consultations have the potential to improve patient access and reduce face-to-face contacts, freeing up GP time. But research led by NIHR CLAHRC West and the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol found that unless these systems are carefully implemented, they won’t yield the benefits policymakers are hoping for.
- ‘No-deal’ Brexit could see value of UK companies decrease even further 14 January 2019 The impact of the Brexit vote reduced the value of UK companies by 16 per cent, with those domestically-focused being the hardest hit, according to new analysis from the University of Bristol.
- Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation 14 January 2019 Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources.