Delivering Personalised Health and Care

Through this theme, we will work to improve self-care by patients, improve access to care in the community, and allow its integration in complex chronic conditions with a personalised approach.

We will provide NHS practitioners and patients with innovations in personalised medicine, medical devices and diagnostic tools that genuinely add value but not cost.

Research will focus on individual variability in drug response, both safety and efficacy with a view to evaluating the mechanisms, and identifying strategies to personalise healthcare in order to optimise drug efficacy and minimise toxicity.

The theme will also have continuous activity to evaluate and optimise the effectiveness of assistive technologies which have the capacity to improve outcomes for patients and to help deliver more efficient healthcare across the wider healthcare system as piloted in the TSB-funded DALLAS programme and specifically the Liverpool-based “More Independence” (Mi) project.

The Theme is currently supporting the design and development of the evaluation of the "Baby Box" initiative (NHS Halton CCG)

If you would like to find out more about our work in the area, please contact the Theme Leader, Professor Munir Pirmohamed via munirp@liverpool.ac.uk

Publications

Brendan J. Collins, Kevin Cuddy & Antony P. Martin (2017) Assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of drug intervention programs: UK case study, Journal of Addictive Diseases, 36:1, 5-13,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2016.1182299

Downing J., Gleeson H., Clayton PE., Davis JRE., Dimitri P., Wales J., Young B., Callery P. Communication with young people in paediatric and adult endocrine consultations: an intervention development and feasibility study. BMC Endocr Disord. 2017 Jun 15;17(1):33.
DOI: 10.1186/s12902-017-0182-6

Rao C, Sun Myint A, Athanasiou T, Faiz O, Martin AP, Collins B, Smith FM. Avoiding Radical Surgery in Elderly Patients With Rectal Cancer Is Cost-Effective. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Jan;60(1):30-42.
DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000708