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 Senior Clinical Academic Bob Phillips has been awarded the SPARKS Young Investigator of the Year for his work in child and adolescent health research.
The award recognises his extensive clinical research, including research into reducing hospital admissions for children with febrile neutropenia, a potentially life-threatening condition developed during cancer treatment.
Bob is currently building on this important work through an NIHR Fellowship.
CRD’s work on social prescribing, 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.