Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Emily McBride awarded NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship

24 August 2017

Congratulations to Emily McBride who has been awarded a prestigious 3 year

Emily McBride nihr.ac.uk/" target="_blank">National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellowship (NIHR DRF). Emily will primarily focus on reducing anxiety and distress in NHS patients receiving cervical cancer screening test results. This is because cervical screening procedures are changing to HPV Primary Testing in England from 2019, meaning the way in which test results are communicated needs to be nationally reviewed. The aim is to directly inform wording of NHS test result letters and develop a leaflet to accompany letters, targeted at minimising unnecessary anxiety and maximising future screening attendance.