Dr Laura Goodwin

A 2-post collection

Society for Social Medicine: Conference Review

The Society for Social Medicine (SSM) aims to promote the development of scientific knowledge in social medicine. It covers a wide range of topics from epidemiology to health services. I submitted work related to the methodology employed to link electronic healthcare records in England, Scotland and Wales; out of all the work I observed at the conference it was the most technical (more on this later). Each year the Society holds an Annual Scientific Meeting for members and non-members to attend, present work, network and collaborate. This year SSM 2016 was held in York, England, at York University, James College campus from 14th September 2016 to 16th September 2016. The campus is located about 45 minutes walk from York train...

InDEx App: A Medical Research Council Funded Project

Information about Drinking for EX-serving personnel (InDEx) InDEx is a project funded by the Medical Research Council to develop an effective electronic alcohol intervention delivered via a hybrid app. The aim is to help people leaving the Armed Forces to lower their alcohol consumption. This is done by sending user-level personalised messages via email, SMS and push-notifications. In addition, the app provides support for the user during the intervention. The InDEx app is being developed at the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), and the project is led by Dr Laura Goodwin. The project website is now live at https://www.index-app.org and we hope to be updating the website as the project progresses. Aim and Scope It...