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HSE Open Access Research Awards 2019


This year’s awards were presented on Wednesday 4th December 2019. The winners are:


Overall winner:

Des Crowley and colleagues: “Evaluating peer-supported screening as a hepatitis C case-finding model in prisoners”.


Acute Hospitals category:

George Shorten, Karthikeyan Srinivasan and colleagues: “Proficiency-based progression training: an ‘end to end’ model for decreasing error applied to achievement of effective epidural analgesia during labour: a randomised control study”.


Clinical Strategy and Programmes category:

Ide Delargy and colleagues: “Twenty years of the methadone treatment protocol in Ireland: reflections on the role of general practice”.


Primary Care category:

Conor Judge and colleagues: “Aspirin for primary prevention of stroke in individuals without cardiovascular disease—A meta-analysis”.


Mental Health category:

Daniel Flynn and colleagues: “Does an adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training programme result in positive outcomes for participants with a dual diagnosis? A mixed methods study”.


Quality Improvement category:

Daniela Rohde and colleagues: “Cognitive impairment and medication adherence post-stroke: A five-year follow-up of the ASPIRE-S cohort”.


Social Care category:

Natalie Hession and colleagues: “Being “Mindful” of Dignity in Dying: Developing Awareness, Fostering a Psychological Understanding, and Supporting Dignified Endings-To-Life”.


Health and Wellbeing category:

Niamh Merriman and colleagues: “Addressing cognitive impairment following stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of non-randomised controlled studies of psychological interventions”.


Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all those who took part.