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Quality of life in dementia: are the views of care home staff and relatives the same?

Sarah Robertson is a PhD student with funding from the NIHR Collaborations in Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care. Sarah has been working as part of the Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life in dementia (MARQUE) team at UCL and this work inspired her thesis comparing the perspectives of paid and family carers in quality of life. 753 more words


Quality Improvement and... Frontiers of Improvement Science

As an emerging multi-disciplinary field improvement science is in its infancy, with academics and researchers still defining concepts and methods of inquiry. The International Improvement Science and Research Symposium… 1,105 more words


Lancet study puts NIHR top of the intl league table for health research in the public interest inc. public involvement @TheLancet

Yesterday the Lancet published a study by Mona Nasser, Mike Clarke, Iain Chalmers and others looking at how well eleven international research founders are doing to reduce waste in research. 156 more words

Medical Research

NIHR Signal: Corticosteroids given early reduce risk of heart problems in children with Kawasaki disease

Published on 14 February 2017

Early treatment with corticosteroids on top of standard therapy reduces the risk of serious heart problems in children under five with the rare vascular disease, Kawasaki disease. 124 more words

Current Volume (2017)

Back to Basics - planning public involvement

As part of my role with the NIHR Research Design Service (RDSYH), I’ve spent many hours helping researchers plan involvement activities. For example helping academics think about how to collaborate with patients. 466 more words

Health Research

NIHR launches new poster campaign on public involvement in research #twosides @OfficialNIHR @NIHRINVOLVE

The UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has launched a striking new poster campaign entitled #twosides to raise awareness of the importance of patients and the public to making health and social care research happen. 103 more words

Medical Research

Unspoken voices: Gathering perspectives from people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

This blog post is from Katherine Broomfield – Speech and Language Therapist, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Kath has recently been successful in achieving an… 715 more words