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Active travel to school can be an important contributor to the total physical activity of children but levels have declined and more novel approaches are required to stimulate this as an habitual behaviour. The aim of this mixed methods study was to investigate the feasibility of an international walk to school competition supported by novel swipecard(More)
It is temptingly easy to treat improvement interventions as if they are drugs—tech-nical, stable and uninfluenced by the environment in which they work. Doing so makes life so much easier for everyone. It allows improvement practitioners to plan their work with a high degree of certainty, funders to be confident that they know what they are buying and(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic reactions to plant and animal derived food allergens can have serious consequences for sufferers and their families. The associated social, emotional and financial costs make it a priority to understand the best ways of managing such immune-mediated hypersensitivity responses. Conceptually, there are two main approaches to managing food(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the cultural characteristics of healthcare organisations is widely recognised to be an important component of patient safety. A growing number of vulnerable older people are living in care homes but little attention has been paid to safety culture in this sector. In this study, we aimed to adapt the Manchester Patient Safety(More)
OBJECTIVES There is an increasing focus on improving outcomes for populations. General practice has a key role to play in achieving better patient outcomes. A programme in population health management was developed for GP trainees in their fourth year. The objective was to evaluate this educational intervention for impact upon learners, and lessons learned(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to describe the results of an evaluation of teaching health coaching to GP trainees for use in consultations with patients. DESIGN Fourteen GP trainees were invited to attend a coaching skills training course. Each trainee was asked to apply coaching skills to up to four patients with long-term conditions. The(More)
In south west London, nurses, community workers, GPs and others have worked together to develop a programme that supports migrant communities, resulting in a reduction in their use of accident and emergency services. The programme included setting up community education sessions, six-week courses, and bilingual advocacy and interpretation services. Its(More)
BACKGROUND The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is developing guidelines about how to prevent and manage food allergy. As part of the guidelines development process, a systematic review is planned to examine published research about the prevention of food allergy. This systematic review is one of seven inter-linked evidence syntheses that(More)