Ros Blackwood

    February 2, 2017

    Ros Blackwood

    Innovation Fellow

    Ros is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and joined the Health Innovation Network as an Innovation Fellow in November 2014. Ros specialises in health care public health and has worked on a range of health services research projects including population risk stratification, priority setting, evidence reviews, service evaluations and health needs assessments. Ros leads a project using routinely collected hospital data to identify alcohol-related frequent attenders to hospital who may be amenable to specialist treatment. For the individuals affected, alcohol significantly increases their risk of ill-health and poor outcomes. Alcohol related admissions are an area of high cost to the NHS, impacting on flows through emergency departments and increasing inpatient stays. There is significant scope to manage these attendances better, providing additional and appropriate support, and to develop early interventions to avoid the need for frequent attendance occurring.

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