Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) research conference

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One-day conference

About this event

About this event

This event explored the ways PROMs data can be used to improve the quality of health care, from methodological developments through methods of dissemination of outcomes to implementation of improvement initiatives based on PROMs data.

Background

PROMs have developed since their initial introduction into routine use in April 2009 for assessing the outcome and quality of care in the NHS in England for four elective procedures. Since April 2013 they have been included as part of the NHS Outcomes Framework, with plans to expand the use of PROMs to additional surgical procedures, to long-term conditions, to mental health care and to dementia care.

These developments present several methodological challenges as the instruments were not originally conceived as being used in these ways. The wide array of methodological challenges facing researchers is only just starting to be addressed.

The conference followed on from the success of a similar event held last year and brought together researchers to discuss current work and to consider the future research agenda.

View the highlights from our first PROMs conference

Programme

Session one: elective surgery programme in England

Welcome and introduction
Chair: Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, The King’s Fund

  • The first three years: impact of PROMs programme
    Professor Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Impact of non-response and missing data
    Professor Andy Street, Professor of Health Economics, University of York
  • Do patients’ experiences (PREMs) affect their PROMs?
    Dr Andrew Hutchings, Lecturer in Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Using PROMs to evaluate provider performance
    Professor Matt Sutton, Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester

Session two: new areas of routine use of PROMs

Welcome back
Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics

  • The National Elective Coronary Revascularisation PROMs pilot
    Dr Mark Jackson, Director, Clinical Quality, Liverpool Cardiothoracic Centre
  • New areas of routine use of PROMs in health care in the Netherlands
    Dr Philip Van der Wees, Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Use of PROMs in out-patients: heavy menstrual bleeding in England
    Dr Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Lecturer, London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Clinical management of individual patients
    Dr Eugene Nelson, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Session three: new methodological developments

Welcome back
Chair: Professor Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Developing PROMs for musculoskeletal conditions
    Dr Benjamin Ellis, Senior Clinical Policy Adviser, Arthritis Research UK
    Jonathan Hill, Arthritis Research UK Lecturer, Keele University
  • A new EQ-5D social value set
    Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics
  • Does length of PROM follow-up matter?
    Professor Alex Macgregor, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, University of East Anglia
  • Use of PROMs in cancer survivors
    Dr Adam Glaser, Consultant in Paediatric Oncology and the Late Effects of Cancer, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Session four: debate on case-mix adjustment

Welcome back
Chair: Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, Chair, South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network

Panel session

  • Professor David Parkin, Professor of Health Economics, King's College London
  • James Coles, Director of Research and Corporate Strategy, CHKS Ltd

Speakers

Nick Black

Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Nancy Devlin

Director of Research, Office of Health Economics

Benjamin Ellis

Senior Clinical Policy Adviser, Arthritis Research UK

Adam Glaser

Clinical Director, National Cancer Survivorship Initiative

Ipek Gurol-Urganci

Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Andrew Hutchings

Lecturer in Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mark Jackson

Director, Clinical Quality, Liverpool Cardiothoracic Centre

Andy Street

Professor of Health Economics, York University

Matt Sutton

Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester