Supporting patients, clinicians and health policy makers in making health decisions Supporting patients, clinicians and health policy makers in making health decisions

Research Evidence Group (REG) is part of the Department of Population Health and Primary Care within Norwich Medical School. We focus on the generation, dissemination, and synthesis of research evidence to support patients, clinicians and health policy makers in making health decisions. Current research topics and activities of people in the REG group include a strong focus on systematic reviews, meta-analyses and health technology assessment (HTA); methodological studies relating to evidence synthesis; primary studies on preventing smoking relapse and dehydration in older people, and research design support.

1. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses and health technology assessment (HTA) for evaluating clinical and public health interventions

2. Methodological studies relating to evidence synthesis:

  • Methods for evaluating data on adverse effect
  • Research dissemination and related publication biases
  • Indirect treatment comparison, and multiple treatment comparison (MTC) meta-analysis
  • Systematic reviewing non-randomised and observational studies

3. Primary studies:

4. Research design support

People

EARS (East Anglian Research Synthesis network) is a monthly cross-school seminar series (http://www.uea.ac.uk/computing/statistics/ears)