Effects of access problems on transmission of STIs in the UK

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Unlisted


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Description Committee for Common Dataset for Sexual Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Demonstrated feasibility and utility of measures of delay in STI care, which contributed to the development of real time waiting time measures in the GUM clinic setting.
Description MRC Sexual Health Research Strategy Committee
Amount £220,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2006 
End 08/2008
Description MRC Sxual Health Research Strategy Commitee SECOND GRANT
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2007 
End 12/2010
Title PATSI dataset 
Description Dataset of >3000 individuals describing patterns of delay and of accessing care for suspected STI. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of Data/Biological Samples 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Contribution to epidemiological and modelling work in other studies (ongoing, publication expected 2010 
Description MSTIC 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of research building on and enhancing the use of the datasets collected and analysed for this study.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of mathematical modelling expertise to exploit the dataset collected in this study.
Impact New MRC funded grant (G0601685) whcih is currently in progress.
Start Year 2008
Description Primary care testing diagnosis and management STI 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint protocol development, data analysis and subsequent use of findings.
Collaborator Contribution Joint development of MRC grant G0300708 led by Dr Nicola Low
Impact HTA funded trial in partner notification, and NIHR funded trial in partner notification (in progress as at December 2010).
Start Year 2006
Description BASHH conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation of data to clinician audience

Further work undertaken with Southampton group in collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
Description MRC press meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press briefing and Question/Answer session

Publication in newspaper "Metro"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007