Sub-Theme Leaders: Katharine Owen and Rustam Rea
Key Researchers: Garry Tan, Alistair Lumb, Jeremy Tomlinson, Rachel Besser
Delivering the best care for people with diabetes involves ensuring that new discoveries from our research are evaluated, and are rapidly taken up into clinical practice when they are shown to be better than previous treatment.
The innovation and evaluation sub-theme will work to lay the foundations for an efficient system to bring the best new treatments into routine day to day care.
We will do this by:
- Studying the way in which the provision of diabetes care in Oxfordshire is changing. The way in which GPs, nurses and the hospital diabetes teams are working together is transforming and we will study this process of change to learn from the experiences and opinions of all those involved.
- Measuring the success of our diabetes service by collecting the right data. We will work with other researchers in the BRC [link to Big Data and Clinical Informatics Theme] to pull together the different data sources (from GP, hospital systems etc) that allow us to understand how well people with diabetes are doing and how our research has an impact on this. A website link will also allow people with diabetes to access data about themselves, report on their experiences and contribute their own data.
- Enabling people with diabetes to find out about diabetes research studies through a common website link which will make it easier for them to get involved in research. We know that health outcomes are better in areas where more people take part in research studies.
- Working with other researchers in the BRC (see Partnerships for Health and Wealth Theme) to assess the barriers and the facilitators of bringing a new discovery into standard clinical care. This will include whether it is cost effective and whether it improves the experience of people with diabetes.