Engaging with health professionals by introducing and disseminating research findings is an important way to influence clinical practice

High Quality Research

Our training is based on best evidence and we are the only training organisation which has shown the benefit of its training in a scientific way2.
Education for Health encourage independent critical thinking and research on key healthcare issues, reaching out to individuals, commercial organisations and academia to work collaboratively on important research issues.
Research is a key part of our charitable objectives:

Examples of research

Our high profile published research includes:  


1. Monica J Fletcher, Jane Upton, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Sonia A Buist, Christine Jenkins, John Hutton, Neil Barnes, Thys Van Der Molen, John W Walsh, Paul Jones and Samantha Walker  BMC Public Health 2011, 11:612 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-612 Published: 1 August 2011
2. Upton J, Madoc-Sutton H, Sheikh A, Frank TL, Walker SM & Fletcher MJ. National survey on the roles and training of primary care respiratory nurses in the UK in 2006: are we making a difference? Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2007; 16(5): 284-290
3. Sheikh A, Khan-Wasti S, Price D, Smeeth L, Fletcher M, Walker S. Standardized training for healthcare professionals and its impact on patients with perennial rhinitis: a multi-centre randomized controlled trial. Clin Exp Allergy 2007; 37(1):90-99
4. Walker S, Khan-Wasti S, Fletcher M, Cullinan P, Harris J & Sheikh A. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is associated with a detrimental impact on exam performance in UK teenagers: case-control study. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007; 120(2):381
5. Upton J, Fletcher M, Madoc-Sutton H, Sheikh A, Caress A-L, Walker S. Shared decision making or paternalism in nursing consultations? A qualitative study of primary care asthma nurses' views on sharing decisions with patients regarding inhaler device selection.
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