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Jul
11
New NIHR Applied Research Collaborations to tackle the biggest challenges faced by the health and care system

The NIHR has announced a £135 million investment in 15 new NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs), to support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.

Jul
11
Finger-prick blood test at GP surgery could safely reduce antibiotic use in patients with COPD

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to NIHR-funded research.

Jul
11
New review highlights evidence on how to increase physical activity in everyday life

A new NIHR review looks at evidence around what works to get people active and sustain their activity.

Jul
10
Cancer study to ease plight of people at advanced stages of illness

Patients with advanced cancer are to test a therapy aimed at reducing their symptoms and improving quality of life.

Jul
10
Patients with an ‘empathic’ GP at reduced risk of early death

Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a jointly funded NIHR study has found.

Jul
09
NIHR study assessing frailty among older people in hospitals wins Royal College of Physicians award

NIHR-funded researchers have won a Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care award for their work in assessing frailty among older people in hospitals.

Jul
04
NIHR and Wellcome partnership boosts global health research

Some of the world’s poorest people will benefit from a new multi-million pound partnership that will fund research tackling major health concerns in low income countries.

Jul
04
Studies show prehabilitation before cancer treatment enables empowerment, resilience and long-term health

The NIHR and partners are calling for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK with a greater focus on prehabilitation including nutrition, physical activity and psychological support.

Jul
02
NHS Oxfordshire CCG region tops the table for research

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) region undertook the most primary care clinical research studies and recruited the highest number of participants last year, according to a national league table from the National Institute for Health

Jul
02
New NHS trust tops clinical research league table for first time in 8 years

For the first time in eight years a new trust has topped the NIHR Clinical Research Network Research Activity League Table for the highest number of studies.