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Review of public involvement in NIHR published #ppiextramile

Hot off the presses:

Almost a year to the day that the Director General Research and Development/Chief Medical Officer commissioned a strategic review of public involvement in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the final report and recommendations have today been published. 658 more words

Medical Research

New funding opportunities with the Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme

  The NIHR HS&DR commissioned workstream focuses on evaluating models of service delivery and interventions which have the potential to improve service effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. 112 more words

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NIHR: Public Health Research

The NIHR Public Health Research Funding Steam has released further information about the next round of commissioned calls.

The PHR Programme funds research that evaluates public health interventions, specifically to provide new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. 129 more words

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Sign-up to help step-up research into dementia: new service enables people to volunteer for research studies #joindementiaresearch @beatdementia

Of all the dementia initiatives announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, this weekend it may prove the pivotal one.  It may not grab headlines in the same way as £ commitments to research or new institutes… 1,443 more words

Medical Research

New commissioned funding opportunities from MRC and NIHR

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme (EME) is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics:

  • 15/18 Diagnosis and treatment of allergies
  • 15/19 Metabolic liver disease (including NAFLD)
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Buoyant Mood is Warranted in UK Life Sciences

Thankfully, and almost in an un-British way, our health and life sciences sector is catching the enthusiasm bug in 2015.  It seemed that half the UK industry decamped briefly to the Bay Area for JP Morgan last month where Kate Bingham from SV Life Sciences pointedly told US investors that they really did need to get themselves to the UK because this is where the action is these days. 566 more words

Public involvement in research: assessing impact through a realist evaluation

Check out this collective report recently published following a major study of public involvement in research (PIR) I was part of when working at Bristol UWE (2011-2013), funded by the National Institute of Health Research (UK). 198 more words