A list of resources focusing on research networks and governance reference material that you may find useful.

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Clostridium difficile laboratory investigation findings from an enhanced surveillance study in North Wales following a period of increased incidence of C. difficile infection

Cost-Effective Analysis of the Use of Point-of-Care C-Reactive Protein Testing to Reduce Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary Care

More appropriate and measured use of antibiotics may be achieved using point-of-care (POC) C-reactive protein (CRP) testing, but there is limited evidence of cost-effectiveness in routine practice. A decision analytic model was developed to estimate the cost-effectiveness of testing, compared with standard care, in adults presenting in primary care with symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI).

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Crisis Checklists for In-Hospital Emergencies

An international team, involving Public Health Wales Staff, have worked collaboratively to develop a new ‘crisis checklist’ system to be used by hospital staff for the care of in-hospital patients. The focus of the checklist is to providing urgent care to patients on general wards (i.e. not in the operating theatre or the intensive care unit) whose functions have deteriorated without warning in the course of their hospital stay, requiring urgent intervention.
Dental Public Health In Action: Assessing the Feasibility of Using Routinely Collected Data to Produce Antibiotic Prescribing Profiles for General Dental Practitioners in Wales

Poster on Dental Public Health in Action.

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Developing a framework for managing the night-time economy in Wales: a Health Impact Assessment Approach

The night-time economy can have major impacts on the health and well-being of individuals. A framework for managing a safe and prosperous night-time economy aids the coordinated approach to develop sustainable, health and safe night-time economies.
Does continuous trusted adult support in childhood impart life-course resilience against adverse childhood experiences - a retrospective study on adult health-harming behavious and mental well-being - Bellis et al

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including child abuse and household problems (e.g. domestic violence) increase risks of poor health and mental well-being in adulthood. Factors such as having access to a trusted adult as a child may impart resilience against developing such negative outcomes.

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Gastroschisis in Europe - A Case-malformed-Control Study of Medication and Maternal Illness during Pregnancy as Risk Factors

Gastroschisis, a congenital anomaly of the abdomen, is associated with young maternal age and has increased in prevalence in many countries. Maternal illness and medication exposure are among environmental risk factors implicated in its aetiology.

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Health Research in Wales – Aligning Policy and Research Priorities Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer for Wales

Conference presentations. Public Health Research, Policy and Practice: Working Together in Wales. Thursday 2 March 2017

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Intervention Now to Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost effectiveness, and qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement

Unintended repeat conceptions can result in emotional, psychological and educational harm to young women, often with enduring implications for their life chances. This study aimed to identify which young women are at the greatest risk of repeat unintended regnancies; which interventions are effective and cost effective; and what are the barriers to and facilitators for the uptake of these interventions.

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Investigating the prevalence of latent Tuberculosis infection in a UK remand prison

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global public health issue and in low-incidence countries guidance identifies the need to screen for and treat latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) with the prison environment recommended as a setting to perform LTBI screening. This study describes the findings of a LTBI screening programme which took place on entry to a remand prison in the UK.