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Alison Booth
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OKIS: What our research found!
Our research report has been peer
reviewed, edited and published by our funders the NIHR HTA programme, so we can
now share our findings with you. This blog is to give you a flavour of what we
did, what we found and our recommendations going forward. Links ...

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PROSPERO registrations reach milestone

PROSPERO, the international prospective register of systematic reviews produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York now holds over 10,000 searchable records.

This major global research initiative is led by CRD, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

For more information go to http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/ 
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OKIS progress update
The aim of this blogsite was to provide us (the research team) with a
way of engaging with people who might be interested in our research project
from the start. It will also play a major role in helping us disseminate the
final results: but we have a bit t...

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Pulling everything together
We
are now at the stage of reviewing the evidence and information collected in the
various elements of this project and starting to interpret the findings. To
assist in this process we are tapping into health professional and research
methods expertise from...

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Survey of health professionals: analysis begins.
Our survey of health professionals is now closed and we are starting on the analysis of the data collected in the online questionnaire. This will involve a relatively straightforward descriptions of the data collected for presentation in the final report. F...

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Survey of healthcare professionals: one week left!
Our survey of
healthcare professionals (HCPs) who are involved in providing orthotic devices
for knee instability in people with neuromuscular disease or central nervous
system conditions is well underway. The aim of the survey is to identify the types of o...

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Orthotics provision: Survey of healthcare professionals launched
We have now opened our survey of healthcare professionals (HCPs) who are involved in providing orthotic devices for knee instability in people with neuromuscular disease or central nervous system conditions. The link to the online survey is being sent out t...

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Orthotics services: who is delivering what?
One of the aims of our research is
to identify the types of orthotic devices currently being used by the NHS in
the management of instability of the knee related to neuromuscular and CNS
conditions. We also want to find the answers to other questions such a...

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AHPs: essential but under valued?
There
are over 64,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) in the NHS from a range of
different disciplines. AHPs play vital roles within
a range of care teams, in hospitals and the community: often working with older
people with more complex conditions. They...

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Involving patients and the public in research
Over the last few years there has been a sea change in both
attitudes and processes related to the inclusion of patients and members of the
public in health research. For a start there’s been a radical over haul of the
way people are approached to take part...
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