Professor Sir Michael Rawlins challenges the hierarchy of evidence in OHE Annual lecture 2012

Michael Rawlins continued his drive to promote the value of observational research evidence for the evaluation of medical interventions in this year’s OHE annual lecture, held at the Royal College of Physicians, London on 18th June. Citing a succession of influential thinkers and researchers throughout the history of science, he argued that the deductive approach…

NICE Conference; 15th & 16th May 2012

pH Associates are very excited about the forthcoming NICE annual conference, 15 – 16 May 2012, at the ICC in Birmingham. 2012 will be the biggest NICE conference to date, with over 1400 attendees and 45 exhibitors. pH Associates are exhibiting at the conference and will be on hand to talk to you about Real World Data and…

RCP publishes report following a study of acute medical admissions management in England, supported by pH Associates

The BBC and The Telegraph both reported the release of the publication from the Royal College of Physicians report entitled ‘An evaluation of consultant input into acute medical admissions management in England’. The BBC lead with Seven-day consultant cover ‘best’. Senior doctors should be in hospitals for at least 12 hours a day, seven days…

New guidelines launched between healthcare professionals and industry to promote positive engagement and working practices

A new set of guidelines to promote positive engagement and working practices between healthcare professionals and industry across the UK was launched on Thursday 29 March 2012. The collaborative guidance has been formulated by the Ethical Standards in Health and Life Sciences Group (ESHLSG). The group comprises of leading figures from the professional, representative and…

The IMPACT Audit

In the Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 288/7689, 21st January 2012, Josie Solomon and Tim Harrison, School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University, Leicester illustrate a new model of audit methodology, the IMPACT audit. Audit is an ideal real world tool to demonstrate the value of service, look at ways to make improvements and make evidence based…