High flyers in recruitment: Scottish SIREN sites power ahead with record numbers of participants joining the study.

Last week was a huge week for SIREN participant recruitment in Scotland, with a number of the participating NHS health boards reaching new heights. As recruitment is coming to an end on the 31st March, all the SIREN sites have been making extra efforts to grow their recruitment before that final whistle blows – efforts…

GCU researchers lead Scotland’s participation in the largest study into immunity to COVID-19

Members of the SHIP research group are excited to be working on COVID-19 research by partnering with Public Health Scotland to carry out the SIREN (Sarscov2 Immunity & REinfection EvaluatioN) study in Scotland. GCU is working with NHS hospitals in Scotland to recruit patient facing healthcare workers to have regular COVID-19-tests and provide blood samples…

Using multimodal strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance in a hospital in Cameroon: a personal experience

Our first blog of 2021 is by Nkwan Jacob Gobte, of Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services.  Jacob is the Research Coordinator of a hand hygiene study being led by the SHIP team in Cameroon. Since the 18th century, hand hygiene has been widely accepted as the main strategy to prevent infections in healthcare facilities. Hand…

Assessing the current evidence for the effectiveness of interventions in improving the review of antibiotic therapy

In a recently published systematic review by SHIP team PhD Student, Ayodeji Matuluko, interventions to improve the review of antibiotic therapy in acute care hospitals have been found to have positive clinical impact in the short to medium term, although there is insufficient evidence of their sustainability in the long-term. The timely review of antibiotic…

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