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    Investigating the risks of COVID-19 for ethnic minority healthcare workers - UK-REACH

    29 July 2020

    Healthcare workers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are putting their own health at risk to care for patients with COVID-19. But new research funded by the NIHR and UKRI, part of a multimillion package of new projects on COVID-19 and ethnicity, aims to understand that risk and provide evidence to inform the response to the pandemic.

    "Just Do It" - Phil’s COVID-19 Research Story

    23 June 2020

    Phil was hospitalised with COVID-19 in early April 2020. Struggling to breathe, he was grateful to have the chance to take part in the RECOVERY-RS trial and hoped he’d be able to help other people as a result. While recovering at home but still feeling the effects of the virus, he told us his story.

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    Graeme's RECOVERY - Taking part in a COVID-19 trial

    12 May 2020

    A man who beat coronavirus and was among the first patients to enrol on the NIHR-supported RECOVERY trial, has spoken of how he wanted to “step up” to help with research into treatments for the disease.


    Digital test provides quick and clear data for ADHD diagnosis

    29 April 2020

    A 20 minute measurement test for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has transformed the experience of patients and clinicians across the East Midlands and is being rolled out across the country. The NIHR funded trial showed that patients are likely to receive a diagnostic decision within six months, and more than three quarters of patients surveyed said the test helped them to better understand their symptoms.

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    Collaborating to boost musculoskeletal research

    29 March 2020

    Versus Arthritis has successfully collaborated with the NIHR across a range of research funding and delivery activities, from understanding the landscape in arthritis research to setting up an expert network to drive translational research in musculoskeletal diseases.

    Development of a diagnostic for acute exacerbation of COPD

    27 January 2020

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the second most common cause of emergency admissions in the UK, responsible for one in eight acute adult medical admissions. The NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives have supported Mologic Ltd, a UK-based SME, in its development of a urine based test for an early indication of exacerbation, simple enough for patients to monitor their disease status at home, enabling care in the community reducing A&E visits and admissions.

    Kidney Research UK perspective on #ComplexInnovativeDesign trials

    20 January 2020

    Kidney Research UK, has been pivotal in fostering relationships between the life sciences, academia and the NHS in recent years which is has enabled a culture of collaboration and is paving the way for a growing number of Complex and Innovative Design (CID) trials.

    Rococo: Real-world research in a pharmacy setting

    02 January 2020

    The real-world approach adopted by the Rococo study meant that it was the first cough medicine study in the UK to be delivered entirely in a pharmacy setting - a significant achievement for community-based health research.

    Collaborating to maximise the impact of autism research

    03 December 2019

    Autistica has had a long history of collaboration with the NIHR, developing research priorities with the James Lind Alliance that have influenced funding by the charity itself, the NIHR and other funders.

    Joint funding to tackle shoulder pain

    18 November 2019

    Danielle van der Windt is Professor of Primary Care Epidemiology and Research Director at Keele University’s School for Primary, Community and Social Care. She describes why her research into shoulder pain is so important and how the NIHR-charity co-funding made it happen.

    PhD students can’t apply for research funding… can they?

    12 November 2019

    Justine Tomlinson is a specialist pharmacist and doctoral training fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Bradford. She successfully applied for an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) award during her PhD and has shared her advice to encourage other doctoral students to apply.


    05 November 2019

    Prednisolone (steroid treatment) and pentoxifylline are both recommended for the treatment of severe alcoholic hepatitis and are widely used, but uncertainty remained about their benefits. STOPAH was a randomised double blind trial designed to evaluate the effect of treatment with prednisolone or pentoxifylline in patients with alcoholic hepatitis.

    Four ways research can benefit your career

    05 November 2019

    We explore four key ways research can benefit your career, featuring testimonies from healthcare professionals who encourage others to follow in their footsteps and take their next step in their research career.


    05 November 2019

    The ARREST trial was designed to assess whether adding rifampicin to standard antibiotic treatment for staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia would improve survival from this infection.

    My career path as an intensivist and an academic

    30 October 2019

    Andrew Owen, a dual speciality trainee in anaesthesia and critical care, explains how his research career has progressed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and an NIHR Clinical Lecturer.