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Sarah Chamberlain wins runner-up innovative poster award

Sarah Chamberlain is the Graphic & Multimedia Designer for the Unit and we are very proud to announce that she has won the runner-up prize for ELFIN: Save the date in the catergory Research Poster: Innovative Design award at the OxTALENT2018 awards.

Congratulations Sarah! 

NPEU Researcher to give seminar at the Office of Health Economics in London

On 29th March 2018, Senior Health Economist Oliver Rivero-Arias will be presenting an OHE Lunchtime Seminar: Valuing Children’s Health for Economic Evaluation.

Economic evaluations of treatments for children have primarily used adult preferences when estimating health benefits. Recent work has demonstrated that using adult values to inform preferences for health states experienced by children or adolescents is not appropriate, and this has raised doubts about the validity of such economic evaluations. Eliciting preferences to be used to inform decisions about health care for younger populations is challenging and presents the questions of whose values should be collected and from which perspective.

In this presentation, Oliver will report the results of two valuation exercises for a child-specific health-related quality of life instrument, comparing preferences elicited from adolescents and adults in the UK and Spain.  

If you are attending the seminar, please say hello.

Trials that matter… BUMPES


The BUMPES trial has been featured on the MoreTrials website in the ‘Trials that matter’ series. BUMPES was led at the NPEU by Ed Juszczak, Pollyanna Hardy and Oliver Rivero-Arias as part of a multicentre collaborative group. Women who had received an epidural anaesthetic were randomised to either an upright or lying down position in the second stage of labour. The primary outcome of the trial was spontaneous vaginal birth.

Women in the lying down group had significantly better chance of spontaneous vaginal birth, and no disadvantages were apparent on the short or longer term for both mother and baby.

You can read more about the BUMPES study in the British Medical Journal.

New Year, New NPEU Brand!

A few months ago the NPEU commissioned a new brand identity, complete with new colours and logo. This is the result:

New NPEU logo

Launching 01-01-2018!

Throughout 2018 as part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations we will be rolling out this new identity on our new documents and correspondence.

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