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    Living with Covid19 - a different approach to emerging evidence

    22 October 2020

    The latest NIHR Themed Review focuses on the long-term health impacts of Covid19, but without much published research available, what other types of evidence can we learn from? Jodi Brown from the Centre for Engagement and Dissemination explains the approach taken for this emerging topic.

    Working at the interface of academia, industry and health and care

    20 October 2020

    Pete Thompson is Director of Programmes and Impact at NIHR Academy. In his blog he gives us an insight into his early career working with pharmaceutical companies and how as part of his current role he is encouraging more researchers and commercial companies to work together to drive forward improvements to care and interventions.

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    Understanding the impact of the pandemic on people with mental ill health

    12 October 2020

    Gordon Johnston is a peer researcher with lived experience of mental ill health. Gordon is a co-applicant on the University of York’s Optimising Wellbeing during Self-isolation (OWLS) project, recently funded by the NIHR and UK Research and Innovation. He describes the background to the project and how he was involved in its development.

    Mental Health Research Goals

    11 October 2020

    On World Mental Health day, NIHR co-lead and Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty sets out our mental health research goals.

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    Helping mental health services rise to the challenge of COVID-19

    10 October 2020

    It’s clear that the UK’s COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s mental as well as physical health. Researchers from NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre are studying how mental health services can best help people to get the care that they need during these difficult times.

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    Research: Ability to change practice, improve care and learn more

    02 October 2020

    Dr Polly Duncan, is a General Practitioner (GP) and Senior Research Fellow, and her interest in research was sparked by an undergraduate research project in Ethiopia. She writes about her NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and how she now spends her time supporting research and encouraging others to get involved in research. Her blog has been published as part of NIHR's Your Path in Research campaign.

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    Taking a non-traditional route into social care research

    30 September 2020

    Stacey Rand is a social care researcher at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent. Here she talks about her route into the field and how NIHR’s Research for Social Care call has supported her work.

    Rethinking your CPD: The gift of feedback

    29 September 2020

    Receiving feedback is a key part of the learning process, but how important is it for learners to also give it? John Castledine, Head of Learning Development and Design at NIHR, takes a look in his latest blog as part of the NIHR's Rethinking your Continuing Professional Development series.

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    Rethinking your CPD: Feeling your way

    26 August 2020

    Our emotions prepare our body to act in particular ways, so how do they affect our thinking and learning? John Castledine, Head of Learning Development and Design at NIHR, takes a look in his latest blog as part of the NIHR's Rethinking your Continuing Professional Development series.

    Maria Paton is a HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow.

    Using my COVID-19 experience as an opportunity for positive change

    19 August 2020

    Maria Paton is an HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (CDRF) and Lead Cardiac Scientist for Heart Failure and Device Services at the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). She explains her experience of returning to clinical work and how COVID-19 provided a chance to learn and develop their service for the better.

    Improving clinical trials: Keep the focus on the participants

    12 August 2020

    Jeremy Taylor, NIHR Director for Public Voice, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, discusses how COVID-19 has brought clinical trials to the forefront and outlines recent work done by the Centre on improving the experience of those participating in clinical trials.

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    Rethinking your CPD: Lifting the mask of self-doubt

    29 July 2020

    When did you last hear that small voice at the back of your mind tell you you’re not good enough? John Castledine, Head of Learning Development and Design for NIHR takes a look at imposter syndrome and how to overcome it. Part of the NIHR's Rethinking your Continuing Professional Development series.

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    Evolving NIHR's Programme Development Grants

    27 July 2020

    Professor Elaine Hay, Director of NIHR’s Programme Grants for Applied Research, explores how Programme Development Grants are evolving to support further work based on previously funded programmes of research.

    #Covid19ResearchVoices: Removing the cloak of invisibility

    16 July 2020

    Heather Willis, a Research Nurse at Good Hope Hospital, has been working on the frontline, delivering urgent public health research during the pandemic. Her experience has reinforced her views that research makes a real difference to patient lives and is best delivered as part of a team. Part of the COVID-19 Research Voices series.

    Seeing through the rain: How research is adapting during the pandemic

    15 July 2020

    Dr Rakesh Modi, a GP and researcher on a landmark NIHR-funded trial investigating screening to detect an undiagnosed heart condition responsible for one-in-ten strokes, writes on how the study has launched an additional feasibility study to test the ability to deliver their intervention remotely following the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Thomas Walters, a Senior Research Nurse from London, describes his experience of going back to ICU and how that’s renewed his appreciation for research. Part of the Covid-19 Research Voices series.

    #Covid19ResearchVoices: Going back to the frontline

    09 July 2020

    Thomas Walters, a Senior Research Nurse from London, describes his experience of going back to ICU and how that’s renewed his appreciation for research. Part of the Covid-19 Research Voices series.