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Top NIHR blog picks from 2019 - Part Two

 

2019 is drawing to a close following another eventful year for the NIHR. As we approach 2020 we reflect on some of our most read blogs published over the course of the last 12 months.

Today, in the second part of our series, we look back at previous posts that touch on a range of topics, ranging from biomarker testing to innovative ways of meeting the challenges of peer review in research.


On track to make history: celebrating a year of the GLAD Study

Professor Gerome Breen looks back on year one of the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, which has successfully recruited 20,000 people with experience of depression or anxiety to be part of a database which aims to make a huge difference to future generations. He tells the story in this post.

Biomarker testing for COPD flare-ups: Picking up the pace in the battle against antimicrobial resistance?

Nick Francis and Chris Butler write about their NIHR research revealing that a finger-prick blood test at GP surgery could safely reduce antibiotic use in patients with COPD. Read their post.

How NHS healthcare professionals can play an important part in research

Professor Hywel Williams, Director of the NIHR's Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme encourages healthcare professionals to take the next step in their research career and offers his top tips in identifying a good research question. His blog has been published as part of the NIHR's Your Path in Research campaign. Read his post.

An exciting new space to research health and place

Dr Paul Pilkington introduced a new NIHR-funded research call focussing on understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities. He explains more in this post.

Peer Review: Can we do it better?

Amanda Blatch-Jones explains how the NIHR's Research on Research (RoR) team is working on a series of innovative research projects to address the challenges of peer review in research. Read her post


More top picks from the NIHR blog are available in Part One of this series.


The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health and Social Care.