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Preventing cerebral palsy in premature babies

An NIHR-funded evaluation confirmed that PreCept, a national programme to prevent cerebral palsy, improved the uptake of an important treatment for women in preterm labour and helped protect premature babies from developing cerebral palsy.

  • Published: 29 March 2023

Guiding the UK and international response during the Covid-19 pandemic

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics played a critical role in providing urgent public health advice to policy makers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their research contributed to saving tens of thousands of lives in the UK and internationally.

  • Published: 09 December 2022

Supporting mental health after flooding

Researchers from three NIHR Health Protection Research Units have found that flooding can have a significant negative impact on the mental health of people whose homes are flooded, as well as those whose lives are disrupted by flooding events. Their research has informed guidance for local authorities, policy makers and public health practitioners on planning for and dealing with the aftermath of a flood.

  • Published: 29 September 2022