High-quality, personalised continence care for people living with dementia is essential for a good quality of life, our latest NIHR Evidence review shows.
A single MRI scan of the brain could be enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research supported by NIHR.
NHS trusts delivering non-commercial clinical research will benefit from additional funding to deliver studies across England - following a financial policy change lowering the point at which trusts can claim back research excess treatment costs.
NIHR-funded researchers have launched a new study seeking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected health visiting services across the UK, with a view to improving them in the future.
NIHR’s Research for Social Care (RfSC) call will now run twice per year instead of once, thanks to increased NIHR investment into social care research.
NIHR salutes TrialBlazers in new campaign to take part in health and care research
An NIHR-funded study led by researchers at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre has shown that a less invasive heart procedure for a common condition is just as effective as conventional open-heart surgery. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
E-cigarettes are just as safe as nicotine patches for pregnant women and may help more women stop smoking, finds new NIHR-funded research.
New research funded by NIHR has found that many parents attending commercial weight management programmes would be happy for their child, if overweight, to also receive support to reach a healthier weight.
The NIHR is delighted to announce that over 1,000 health and care professionals have now got involved with research for the first time as part of the Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme.
NIHR has co-funded a new £6.4m trial which could pave the way for a test to be established as a routine screening programme to detect Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.
Globally, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing. An NIHR-funded study, published in PLOS Medicine, suggests that living near fast food restaurants increases the risk of developing the condition.
The NIHR is proud to publish our Race Equality Framework - a self-assessment tool to help organisations improve racial equality in public involvement in health and care research.
The NIHR-supported PANORAMIC trial is investigating a new COVID-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid, among vulnerable groups in the community.
NIHR has co-funded 14 new research projects to develop technologies such as self-care apps, smart devices and wearables to help people transform their care and health at home.
A commonly used means of delivering additional oxygen to children in intensive care is not as effective as many clinicians assume, according to new NIHR-funded research.
Since its establishment in 2006, the NIHR has invested over £200m in more than 470 social care research projects across its portfolio, with £90m worth of NIHR-funded social care studies starting in the last three years.
Fewer cars are broken into at night on roads with ‘part-night’ lighting (PNL), where street lights are switched off between midnight and 5am, finds new NIHR-funded research.
The NIHR has published its latest annual report highlighting its milestones and achievements during 2020/21 - a year like no other. The report celebrates how NIHR responded to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to fund and support world-class and ground-breaking research.
Funders, regulators and research organisations who play an important role in UK health and social care research have come together, working with members of the public, to sign up to a bold new shared commitment to improve public involvement in research.
A new research programme funded by NIHR and led by the University of Essex will help improve social workers’ knowledge of acquired brain injuries (ABI) so they can understand the safeguarding needs of people with brain injuries and their families.
The NIHR has underlined its continued commitment to tackling climate change by launching major research calls into delivering more sustainable health and care systems at home and abroad.
A new NIHR-funded study published in The BMJ, has shown the antiseptic drug methenamine hippurate is as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women.
New research by experts at the University of Oxford shows that severe COVID-19 infection in pregnant women, particularly in the third trimester, significantly increases the risk of harmful outcomes for mother and baby.
24 February 2022
Over ten thousand participants from right across the UK have now taken part in the NIHR-funded and supported PANORAMIC trial - which is by far the world’s largest study into new antiviral treatments against COVID-19.
21 February 2022