Latest case studies
A team at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has developed a series of new approaches to improve treatment and support for patients with anorexia nervosa and their caregivers at all stages of the illness. Their evidence-based interventions and models of care have been integrated into NICE guidelines and widely adopted within the NHS.
Professor Daniel Perry collaborated with a medical 3D printing and technology company to improve patient outcomes and he is continuing to benefit from industrial partnerships through his Research Professorship.
A study of 6 to 7 year-old children carried out by NIHR-funded researchers found that school-based interventions alone are unlikely to improve childhood obesity. The results have informed the NHS and other public agencies about the most appropriate methods to prevent and manage childhood obesity.
NIHR-funded research in Nepal has informed public health interventions to prevent death and injury caused by road traffic collisions and accidents, and is working with partners to address these problems in LMICs worldwide.
Volunteer medical students gained valuable, first-hand experience of clinical research as part of a new pilot programme by the NIHR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How midwife Hannah Rayment-Jones’ progression through NIHR awards is contributing towards improved maternity care for Black and minority ethnic women and those with social risk factors.
NIHR-funded researchers developed a data platform called CALIBER for more than 30 studies on the onset and progression of cardiovascular diseases. CALIBER has now expanded to provide access to linked data on more than 50 million patients and has supported over 100 research projects across a range of conditions, including COVID-19.
A low-cost talking intervention has been shown to prevent tooth decay in children. NHS dental nurses are now offered training in the technique, and commissioners in the North West have committed to introducing the intervention into dental services.
Our RESPIRE network has successfully engaged with communities and health workers across Asia to prevent and treat respiratory diseases. Photo courtesy Vadu Rural Health Program, King Edward Memorial Hospital Research Centre (KEMHRC) Pune, India
Evidence from NIHR-funded research contributed to a change in immunisation policy that made the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine available to boys as well as girls, potentially preventing more than 100,000 cancers over 50 years.
NIHR researchers used interviews with older people in South Yorkshire to develop a website and other resources to help health and social care providers and organisations support vulnerable older people to keep warm and well during cold weather. Their resources have informed national and local support aimed at improving older people’s living conditions.
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on the Prevention and Management of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia is working with midwives across eight countries to prevent stillbirth and improve care for bereaved families.
Learn how digital and decentralised research delivery increased engagement with this important inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) study.
28 February 2022
NIHR-funded researchers have developed a model called QCovid® that predicts the risk of people becoming seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. The model has been used to inform UK health policy, and its use by NHS Digital helped prioritise 820,000 people for vaccination.
24 February 2022
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery is improving surgical outcomes in low and middle income countries through collaborative research and training, providing evidence to change surgical practice and improve patient care.
17 February 2022
Free bus travel in London is a socially inclusive way for young people to access education, services and social activities without reducing their physical activity levels or displacing other age groups from bus travel.
10 February 2022
Research training support from NIHR Academy equipped a practising GP and clinical academic for doctoral research into improving primary care support for young people who self-harm.
08 February 2022
A GP and NIHR research lead experienced a taste of his own medicine, after volunteering to take part in a COVID-19 drug trial he himself has been running.
07 February 2022
After Glyn Talling tested positive for COVID-19, he was called by his GP surgery and offered the chance to join a national priority study called PANORAMIC - investigating potentially ground-breaking antiviral treatments that can be safely taken at home.
02 February 2022
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Neglected Tropical Diseases is making progress on efforts to understand and treat debilitating skin infections including podoconiosis, mycetoma and scabies in East Africa.
25 January 2022
Safat Ullah undertook a GHR SPARC award with the University of York to develop his research skills and experience to take his career to the next level.
19 January 2022
Sonia Bryan, a nurse from Worcestershire, was one of the first people to take part in PANORAMIC - a pivotol UK study investigating new antiviral Covid pills that can be safely taken at home.
14 January 2022
Interactive digital interventions (IDIs) are effective for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. They could be rolled out much more widely to complement school sex and relationships education and sexual health services.
11 January 2022
Charlotte Ashworth is using her PLAF to develop her knowledge of social science research design and methods, with a focus on child protection and domestic abuse and violence.
03 January 2022
NIHR funded research projects are building equitable partnerships in Sierra Leone that seek to share medical understanding and knowledge.
13 December 2021