Research

Below are some diverse examples of the projects in which the SAPPHIRE team is involved. For more projects and research interests, see individual ‘people’ profiles.

PHAST: Peripheral arterial disease, High blood pressure and Aneurysm Screening Trial

  • National Institute of Health Research Programme Grant for Applied Research
  • 2020—2028
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  • Contact: Natalie Armstrong

RESPOND: Rescue for Emergency Surgery Patients Observed to uNdergo acute Deterioration)

  • National Institute for Health Research
  • 2020—2025
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  • Contact: Nicola Mackintosh

PHOSP: UK evaluation of NHS support post-hospitalisation for COVID-19 to inform service development and achieve holistic, integrated, equitable and cost-effective services

  • National Institute of Health Research Policy Research Programme
  • 2021—2022
  • More information
  • Contact: Natalie Armstrong

DAVINCI: Developing a visual identification method for people with cognitive impairment in institutional settings


HiSLAC: An evaluation of the impact of High-Intensity Specialist-Led Acute Care on emergency admissions to NHS hospitals at weekends

  • National Institute of Health Research
  • 2014—2020
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  • Contact: Carolyn Tarrant

Enabling safety culture development practices across maternity and neonatal services

  • NHS England/Improvement
  • 2021
  • Contact: Nicola Mackintosh

PASS: Qualitative research to support the development of antibiotic stewardship interventions across the healthcare economy in the UK

  • ESRC/Joint Research Councils' Tackling AMR Initiative
  • 2017—2020 
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  • Contact: Carolyn Tarrant

Red flags and symptom checkers for self-diagnosis in maternity

  • SANDS (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death charity)
  • 2019-2020
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  • Contact: Nicola Mackintosh

Evaluation of the NHS Safety Thermometer programme

  • NHS England (via Haelo)
  • 2013—2015
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  • Contact: Natalie Armstrong