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New mental health research framework announced: has Christmas come early?#NIHRmentalhealth

One of the unintended consequences of writing a blog is that it can be a helpful chronicle enabling you to trace the history of issues and events over many years. 745 more words

Medical Research

Putting patient safety first

by Maria Panagioti, Senior Research Fellow

Delivering safe healthcare to patients and preventing patient harm is an international priority. Despite this, patient safety incidents are not uncommon. 635 more words

Patient Safety

Commitment to COMMENDable research

Whilst the vast majority of MND research happens in the lab, there is also an increasing amount of research activity looking into how best to manage the various symptoms of the disease.  660 more words

MND Research

CLAHRC Research Associate Grazia Antonacci Appointed to European Health Parliament

On 17 October 2017 the third edition of the European Health Parliament (EHP) was officially launched in Brussels. Grazia Antonacci was selected to join the parliament along with 55 young professionals representing European members States. 42 more words


NIHR Annual Trainee Meeting- Lessons and Learning Points

The NIHR is the National Institute for Health Research and aims to create and support world class research in the NHS by healthcare professionals. In simple terms, it’s the NHS’ research ‘side.’ To this end, it has a number of ‘training pathways’ to choose from, depending on what sort of healthcare professional you are. 1,100 more words


Public engagement: a practical guide

Sense about Science launch Public Engagement: a practical guide, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). It is aimed at researchers to help and encourage them to involve the public in working out how to communicate findings — from the earliest stages of projects, and on the most challenging of subjects. 177 more words

NIHR - Deadline: 19 Dec 2017

Applications for the doctoral level

The Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF) offers 3 years full-time funding (or 4 or 5 years part-time) to undertake a PhD and is aimed at individuals, of outstanding potential, early in their research careers. 50 more words