Patch-based teams; revisiting past ways of working

Recently, Astrid and I attended a conference run by GAVO and TVA entitled ‘Great Expectations – Delivering the Vision for Health & Social Care in Wales’. I felt the title was very fitting. Society is putting our health and social care systems under more and more strain with an increasing ageing population, declining health and…

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Qualitative Research and Mental Health: a moderator’s perspective

  Running focus groups, (or face-to-face depth interviews), can be hugely rewarding when they ‘go well’. ‘Going well’ means that discussions are rich, informative and insightful. Conversation flows. The group ‘forms, norms, storms and performs[1]’ in harmony (or acceptable disharmony), and when it adjourns at the end, the moderator can feel pleased that they have…

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Miller Research wins the “Best use of social care or health research” award in the LARIA Research Impact Awards 2016

Miller Research has won a Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA) award for our formative evaluation of the In One Place Programme. In One Place is a pioneering collaborative between Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), five local authorities (Social Services and Strategic Housing) and eight Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) within the Gwent geographical…

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Supporting Healthy Eating

Here at Miller Research, we see it as part of our mission to support initiatives promoting local food and healthy eating, especially in more challenged communities. Each year we work with the Abergavenny Food Festival to organise their food conference, which discusses issues such as food production, food tourism, food as a mechanism for regeneration…

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