Welcome to the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

CRD is a world renowned institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of research evidence to improve population health.  

CRD's work on social prescribing in the news

CRD’s work on an NIHR-funded project has been highlighted by a recent article in The Guardian. The article describes how GPs are ‘prescribing’ local community activities to combat isolation and loneliness.

The article highlights our evidence briefing to inform the local commissioning of social prescribing programmes, produced as part of the ongoing evaluation of our knowledge translation service. The service appraises and contextualises evidence for clinical commissioners.

The briefing found a number of small-scale pilot evaluations but there was little good quality evidence to judge either the success or value for money of social prescribing.



CRD involvement at paediatric research conference

C‌RD staff helped deliver the 3rd annual Academic Paediatric Association conference on the 26th and 27th March 2015 in Leeds.

Professor Bill McGuire led an interactive workshop on systematic reviews, Dr Bob Phillips gave an animated talk on the value of systematic reviews and current academic clinical fellows Dr Hadeel Hassan and Dr Jemma Cleminson were involved in the organisation of the event.  Dr Lauren Young, previous academic clinical fellow won the best oral presentation prize for presenting her systematic review on enteral feed volumes in preterm infants, which was completed during her time at CRD.