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 Cochrane systematic reviews.
The SURE team work with NICE to produce high quality systematic reviews to support Guidance development - see below for examples.
Systematic Reviews in Progress
Public health interventions for increasing physical activity in children, adolescents and adults: an overview of systematic reviews. - 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
- Three evidence reviews to inform NICE public health guidance for the oral health of adults in nursing and residential care homes.
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
- Tobacco Harm Reduction
- Managing overweight and obesity among children and young people: lifestyle weight management services
- Exercise Referral Schemes
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.