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Health services research

  • A rapid appraisal of healthcare workers’ perceptions of care delivery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. This rapid appraisal is exploring HCWs’ perceptions and experiences of responding to the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK. We are documenting the impact of COVID-19 on HCWs’ wellbeing, mental health, emotions, working dynamics and experiences of delivering care.

  • A mixed-methods evaluation of the CLEAR Programme. A formative, mixed methods evaluation of the CLEAR programme to explore its implementation and review its current methodology. 

  • London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC). Supporting the expansion of London’s Critical Care teams through an inter-professional training framework: A rapid qualitative study that seeks to capture the learning from wave 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • A mixed methods evaluation of the Mencap Programme. Evaluation of the ABCD approach used by Mencap to deliver support to parents of children with learning disabilities.

  • A rapid appraisal of changes in the processes and internal working dynamics of the UCL/UCLH Joint Research Office (JRO) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Understanding and learning from the impact of changes in colorectal cancer care delivery in light of COVID-19 and their interplay with socioeconomic inequalities in care. Please click here for additional details.

  • Development of a sarcoma specific intervention to manage fear of recurrence: REASSURE_ME. Please click here for additional details. 

  • REAT: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of children with bone cancer.

research tools

  • Anthropological assessment in the field. Rapid research tool for the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) OFDA. 

  • Design and reporting standards for rapid qualitative research. Standards are being developed by doctoral student Stephanie Kumpunen (DAHR, UCL) through her thesis, 'A critical analysis and development of rapid ethnographies in healthcare quality improvement.' 


  • Public health responder needs survey (PHRNS). Development of a survey to capture public health responders’ (e.g. frontline response teams, health authorities, researchers, etc.) opinions regarding their primary needs and problems encountered when responding to public health emergencies. 


  • Role of ward-based goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) in acute pancreatitis: A feasibility randomised controlled trial. A rapid qualitative study developed for the trial to identify barriers in recruitment and trial delivery, document staff and patient experiences with the trial and inform potential trial scale-up.

  • Anaesthesia Choice for Creation of Arteriovenous Fistulae (ACCESS study). A rapid process evaluation aimed at informing trial set-up and delivery.

  • Volatlle vs Total intravenous Anaesthesia for major non-cardiac surgery - A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. A qualitative study within a trial (SWAT) to inform trial set-up and delivery.