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NESSIE – NIHR Evidence Synthesis Scotland InitiativE

NESSIE – NIHR Evidence Synthesis Scotland InitiativE

Producing high quality evidence syntheses relevant to health care, public health and social care.

This week I have been chatting with one of our NESSIE investigators – Sheila Cameron.  Sheila is one of our Patient and Public Involvement co-applicants and provides expert advice relating to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) within our reviews. Sheila began her involvement in research by being a PPI member on a review led by […]

So, the blog baton (if that is a thing) has been passed to me by Peter Matthews.  In his blog, which was the first “spotlight on researcher” posts, Peter said it was the scariest blog he had ever written.  In my case, this is the FIRST blog that I have ever written… I hope you […]

In March 2024 we posted a blog about one of our new projects at NESSIE – a systematic review looking at the use of exercise for people with existing vascular disease.  We have been making good progress with the review so wanted to provide an update on the work we are doing. When conducting a […]

Well, this is possibly the scariest blog post I’ve written. I was asked to do this “spotlight on researchers” post and asked for some idea of what I should write. Turns out I’m the first person they’ve asked, so I’m setting the tone for everyone else… apologies in advance to my colleagues! So, what’s my […]

Recently I have been chatting to Dr Bridget Davis, a NESSIE systematic reviewer who is part of a team working on a new review titled: Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment orders for improving health outcomes for people involved with the justice system. This review is funded by the NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme. If you would […]

At NESSIE we have been busy preparing for new reviews we will work on over the next year. In this blog we are putting the spotlight on one of these in conjunction with a project lead, Professor Gillian Mead from the University of Edinburgh and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. This project is a systematic review, […]

At NESSIE we have been busy preparing for new reviews we will be working on over the next year. In this blog we are putting the spotlight on one of these in conjunction with a project lead, Dr Emma France from the University of Stirling. This project includes working on two complementary evidence syntheses at […]

Recently we announced the launch of NIHR Evidence Synthesis Scotland InitiativE or NESSIE. The purpose of NESSIE is to carry out a specialist type of research called evidence synthesis on topics in health or social care. You can find out more about NESSIE and evidence synthesis in our first blog which you can find here. […]

  We use systematic reviews to summarise information about a particular topic. They make it easier for us to know how much we can trust this information and to allow us make the best decisions to help the people we care for. Our brains are wired in a way to allow us to make quick […]

We are delighted to announce the launch of the NIHR Evidence Synthesis Scotland InitiativE or NESSIE. NIHR is the National Institute for Health and Care Research who pay for and complete research within the UK. They have paid for nine specialist research groups throughout the UK including NESSIE. Researchers from four universities have come together […]


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