Funded by the Department of Child Health, Cardiff University and NSPCC.
SysNet aims to bring together the expertise from the Academic Schools within Cardiff University, to share best practice in undertaking high-quality systematic reviews and is coordinated by SURE.
SURE is closely involved with the group. Team members are authors on several systematic reviews. In addition, Helen Morgan and Ruth Turley are Trial Search Coordinators (TSCs) who provide author support and developing the Public Health Review Group Specialized Register of studies.
The SURE team work with NICE on to produce high quality systematic reviews to support Guidance development - see below for examples.
Systematic Reviews in Progress
- Built environment interventions for physical activity in adults and children - registered with Cochrane Public health Group
- Interventions to promote informed consent for patients undergoing surgical and other invasive healthcare procedures - registered with Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group
- Systemic antibiotics for apical periodontitis and localised apical abscess - registered with Cochrane Oral health Group
- Tobacco Harm Reduction
- Overweight and Obese Children and Young People – Lifestyle Weight Management Services
- Exercise Referral Schemes
- Systematic review to determine the most effective methods of delivering an interactive Train-The-Trainers programme to health and social care professionals (registered with The Campbell Collaboration)
- The impact of shared decision making interventions on medical malpractice litigation
- To assess the impact of Shared Decision Making interventions on patients from disadvantaged groups, and infer the effect of shared decision making on health inequalities
- Tenovus choir Project: To assess the effect of choral singing have on the quality of life, self-esteem and empowerment in both participants who have received treatment for cancer and their carers
Examples of Completed Projects
- Community wide interventions for increasing physical activity
- Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries
- A systematic review of health outcomes from collaboration between health and local government agencies
- Information and evidence summary in collaboration with CEDAR - testing for mutations in the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) gene
National Institute for Health Research
Public Health Wales (formerly National Public Health Service for Wales)
- Suicide prevention: update of the summary of evidence
- Health Evidence Bulletins Wales (HEBW)
- How effective are health impact assessment and participatory action as tools for public engagement? A rapid systematic review for the Wales Centre for Health.
- Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales: Evidence Review
- Older People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales: Evidence Review
- Social Determinants of Health
Additional publication - Social inequality and infant health in the UK: systematic review and meta-analyses.