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May
14
Prophylactic antibiotics reduce infections after childbirth and overall antibiotic use

Using a single dose of antibiotic to prevent infections after assisted vaginal births would reduce antibiotic use by 17% and halve the rate of infection, according to a new NIHR-funded study which published in The Lancet.

May
14
NIHR’s National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public to join the Academy of Medical Sciences

Simon Denegri OBE will be stepping from his role as NIHR’s National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public to join the Academy of Medical Sciences as their new Executive Director in October this year.

May
14
South West patients needed for biggest ever study into depression and anxiety

Healthcare professionals in the South West are proud to be able to offer patients in the region the opportunity to take part in the biggest ever study of depression and anxiety.

Jun
04
Regular crosswords and number puzzles linked to sharper brain in later life

Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date.

May
17
Opportunities to speak to NHS researchers

Visitors to hospitals and GP practices in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire can learn about how to get involved in NHS research trials from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May.

May
17
Opportunities to speak to NHS researchers

Visitors to hospitals and GP practices in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire can learn about how to get involved in NHS research trials from Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May.

May
12
Launch of new research costing tool for life sciences industry

NIHR has launched a new web-based NIHR costing tool (iCT) to enable faster costing and contracting between the life sciences industry and the NHS as part of the study set-up phase.

May
12
The balancing act: How patient engagement can improve recruitment and retention

This month we are talking about our new patient engagement service for the life sciences industry. Dr William van’t Hoff explains how the service is helping to balance the ‘ask’ of research with the burden of disease.

May
13
Launch of new research costing tool for life sciences industry

NIHR has launched a new web-based NIHR costing tool (iCT) to enable faster costing and contracting between the life sciences industry and the NHS as part of the study set-up phase.

May
13
Cornish man hopes to improve mental health treatments in the future by taking part in clinical research

A young man from Cornwall has said taking part in mental health research has given him a “sense of purpose” following a long battle with bipolar and psychosis.