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Study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination in England and Wales
 

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National Institute for Health Research to make debut at British Science Festival with live trial

This September will see the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s debut show at the British Science Festival and the organisation’s first ever live trial.

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NIHR showcases the clinical research that could bring hope to the nation's dementia sufferers

To mark the start of World Alzheimer’s Month, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is showcasing some of the cutting-edge clinical research that could bring new hope to dementia patients and their families.

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NIHR launches its own peer-reviewed collection of open access journals

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announces the launch of the new NIHR Journals Library, providing full publication and open access to an extensive body of health research.

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International Clinical Trials Day: NIHR support in Clinical Trials

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on or near 20 May each year, to commemorate the anniversary of the very first clinical trial by James Lind.

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Creating consistent routines helps children take medicine properly

Working with children and young people to establish consistent routines for medicine-taking, may help to overcome the barriers preventing adherence. That is according to the findings of newly published research, funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.

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Study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination in England and Wales

The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is funding a cross-national comparative study of recovery-focused mental health care planning and coordination.

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It’s OK to ask – the NIHR’s new patient empowerment campaign

The NIHR is launching a new campaign to empower patients and encourage engagement in clinical research – and we are calling on all NIHR-funded researchers to take part.

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Hospital remains most common place of death for cancer patients in England

In England, hospital is still the most common place for patients with cancer to die but an increase in home and hospice deaths since 2005 suggests that the National End of Life Care Programme (a Programme to promote the rollout of national end-of-life care initiatives) has helped more people to die at their preferred place of death, according to a UK study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme, published in this week’s PLOS Medicine.

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HS&DR call in response to Francis Inquiry now open

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme launch call in response to Francis Inquiry.

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HSRN Symposium 2013 call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open for the Health Services Research Network Symposium 2013 - which takes place on 17-18 June 2013  at EMCC in Nottingham.

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NIHR Primary Care Interventions Themed Call

Today (12 February, 2013), around 500 representatives from the primary care research community are attending a workshop in central London to help them find out more about how the NIHR supports primary care research, about the funding opportunities available to them and how to make successful research applications.

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BMJ Editorial by Sir Iain Chalmers calls for all trials to be published

Patients could be put at risk and healthcare resources under-utilised as a result of under-reporting research, according to an editorial in the BMJ by Sir Iain Chalmers and Professor Paul Glasziou. “Only around half of all registered trials have published at least some of their results, and this…affects most types of trial,” they report. 

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NIHR launches new Clinical Trials Toolkit for researchers

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announces the launch of the new Clinical Trials (CT) Toolkit website. This innovative website is designed to help researchers navigate through the complex landscape of setting up and managing clinical trials in line with regulatory requirements.

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Dementia Themed Call

The increasing health burden for patients and carers and the potential economic impact of dementia in the UK supports the need for high-quality research on the management and treatment of dementia.

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Government support for health research outlined in four key documents

The Government has published four documents on the Department of Health website, which relate to the key role that research makes to the National Health Service in England, Scotland and Wales.

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National Institute for Health Research showcases the "hidden heroes" in diabetes research

On World Diabetes Day (14 November), the National Institute for Health Research will launch a new website to showcase the ground-breaking work that top researchers are doing to tackle diabetes.

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Capturing families’ experiences of adult critical care

A new study funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme will capture families’ experiences of adult critical care services.

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Study to examine the impact and potential of costing at the patient level

A new study to assess the impact of reporting costs at the individual patient level has been funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.

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Study on in-patient staff morale published

A paper based on a study funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme has published in Springer’s Journal of Business Ethics .  

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Patient factors affecting quality of health care to be examined

A new study looking into patient characteristics that may have an impact on the standard of healthcare received has been funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programmes.

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Understanding the increasing rate of involuntary admissions in NHS Mental Health Care

The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme are funding a study focusing on understanding the increasing rate of involuntary admissions in NHS Mental Health Care.

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Assessing innovation in hospital design

A study has been funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme assessing the impact of care delivery and working practices on the first hospital which has 100 per cent single rooms. 

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Maximising the potential of the NHS workforce

The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme are funding a study – Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from the NHS Staff Survey - to investigate whether job satisfaction and employee attitudes are associated with improved organisational performance in the NHS.

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NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme webinar

On 23 April 2012 a webinar was held which examined the opportunities that the HS&DR programme offers for researchers and their partners in the NHS and elsewhere.

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Study to examine emergency admissions of serious mental illness sufferers

A new study funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme will investigate whether better primary care is associated with a reduction in emergency admissions by people with serious mental illness. 

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Advance care planning for the end of life

The initiation of advance care planning for those entering end of life care is the subject of a new study funded by the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme.

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A study of psychotropic medication prescribing patterns in prisons in England and Wales

A research team, based at the Offender Health Research Network (OHRN) in Manchester, is investigating patterns of prescribing drugs to inmates in prisons in England and Wales. The study has been funded through the researcher-led workstream of the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme.

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NIHR workshop on Surgery Research interviews and videos now available

On February 9th, the NIHR held a workshop at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. The aim was to provide information about the support and funding available from the NIHR for applied health research in surgery. The call opened on the 23 February and runs until 25 May 2012.

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NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowship Scheme launched

The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) has launched the NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation (KM) Fellowship Scheme.

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Bookings now open for HSRN symposium

Bookings are now open for the fifth Health Services Research Network (HSRN) annual Symposium which takes place on 19 - 20 June 2012 at Manchester Central.

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What outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability? 

New research has been funded by the NIHR HS&DR programme to identify appropriate health outcome measures for children with neurodisability, which would help to determine whether NHS care is effective for these children.

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Which type of reminders and notifications will reduce the number of missed NHS appointments?

A new study funded by the NIHR HS&DR programme will explore which type of appointment reminders and notifications are most effective in ensuring that patients attend their outpatient appointments.

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HSRN symposium call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open for the Health Services Research Network Symposium which takes place on 19-20 June 2012 at Manchester Central.

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Supporting Complex Regional Pain Syndrome through technology

27 January 2012

Innovative Wiki technology and an online support forum to understand if they could be effective in supporting patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

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Patient Safety assessed

30 November 2011

Two new studies funded by the NIHR SDO programme are assessing patient safety in hospitals and the ambulance services.

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Patient and Public Involvement in research

28 November 2011

Three projects have been funded so far under a joint call between the NIHR HSR programme and INVOLVE with the aim of enhancing understanding, knowledge and learning about public involvement in research.

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Exploring the role of peer workers

17 October 2011

The NIHR SDO programme has funded a project, which will assess and evaluate the role of Peer Workers in mental health service delivery.

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Dialysis and kidney management in chronic kidney failure

26 September 2011

New research funded by the NIHR HSR programme is undertaking a national study of practice patterns in UK renal units in the use of dialysis and conservative kidney management to treat people aged 75 years and over with chronic kidney failure.

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