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Jun
07
Chris Whitty appointed Chief Medical Officer

Last night the Cabinet Secretary, with the agreement of the Prime Minister, announced that Professor Chris Whitty has been appointed as the new Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK Government’s Chief Medical Adviser.

Jun
07
CBT could benefit mental health of children with long term conditions

The mental health of children and young people with some long term physical conditions could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Jun
07
Nine in ten Thames Valley NHS research participants would join another study, survey finds

A survey of NHS research participants in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire found that 92 percent would take part in another study.

Jun
05
Young Minds in the Eastern region could help inspire future research

NIHR researchers and local public health teams are calling on young people from across North Essex to help design future mental health research at an event in Colchester this month.

Jun
05
NIHR announces its Research Design Service’s new National Office at RDS East Midlands

The NIHR has announced a new National Office to lead its Research Design Service (RDS), awarding the designation to the University of Leicester.

Jun
04
Mortality rate ‘weekend effect’ not a reliable measure of care quality in hospitals, research finds

The higher mortality rate for weekend hospital admissions should not be used as an indicator of quality of care due to the lack of data preceding patient admission and on the severity of their illness, a new study funded by NIHR has found.

Jun
04
Study shows increase in rates of non-suicidal self harm in England

A new NIHR-funded study suggests that rates of non-suicidal self-harm rose in England between 2000 and 2014, from 2% of the population to 6%.

Jun
03
Patients in Greater Manchester having positive experiences

Research participants in Greater Manchester are having a very positive experience, according to the latest Patient Research Experience Survey (PRES).

Jun
03
Integrating research into clinical practice: a case study

Jane Wileman is the Community Team Lead / Occupational Therapist and Senior Mental Health Practitioner at North & Mid Devon Specialist Team for Early Psychosis (STEP), run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

Jun
02
Researching NHS staff experiences of patient feedback about their care online

Around one in five doctors are aware of patient feedback about themselves on review and ratings websites, according to a new survey of health professionals, funded by NIHR.