21 May 2019We are fast approaching five years since the publication of the Dementia 2020 Challenge, which set the ambition to make England the best country in the world for dementia care, support, research and awareness. Reading the Dementia 2020 challenge: Phase 1 progress review, it is remarkable to see the progress made to date. Importantly, we can now look beyond 2020, understanding international priorities for tackling dementia by 2025 (WDC Defeating dementia: the road to 2025). Over the last few years, there has been significant investment in dementia research in the UK. We’ve come a long way in building our research infrastructure and improved collaboration between initiatives. While there have been disappointing results from some recent studies, there are many other studies that build on the knowledge gleaned from unsuccessful trials.
20 May 2019How co-researchers worked together to increase understanding of autism in Somali communities
17 May 2019Gareth Powell talks to members of Generation-R (a Young People’s Advisory Group) about when and why young people should be involved in the clinical development process.
16 May 2019Stuart Taylor explains how the NIHR funded Streamline trials provide new evidence in detecting lung and colorectal cancer: Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life changing event and generates many questions at a time of immense personal stress. Two very common questions patients immediately ask their doctor are “has my cancer spread” and “what is the best treatment for me and when do I start?”
15 May 2019#BePartofResearch Nura's Story. After sharing the research findings, we were successful in gaining funding to make a short film to be used by Somali families to better understand autism.
13 May 2019Balancing the ‘ask’ of research with the burden of disease is essential to achieve good recruitment and retention in clinical research studies. Dr William van’t Hoff explains how the NIHR is connecting life science companies with patients who are helping to get it right first time.
10 May 2019Measuring how delivering health and care research benefits NHS trusts is very complex, writes Judith Holliday, but an NIHR-funded tool can help capture these organisational-level impacts.
09 May 2019Katie Meadmore and Amanda Blatch-Jones introduce work of the NIHR's Research on Research (RoR) team.
07 May 2019Better stewardship, new diagnostics and effective health education is crucial to tackling this growing AMR threat, writes Professor Jonathan Ross, sexual health lead at the National Institute for Health Research
03 May 2019Research Patient Ambassador, Keith Wilson, is passionate about patient involvement. He discusses how he has been helping the NIHR to bring patients and life science companies together to improve clinical research delivery.
17 April 2019Jayne Parry is chair of the NIHR Academy Advanced Fellowship Selection Committee. In this blog she gives her insight into what the committee looks for when shortlisting for interview.
16 April 2019In our latest blog Dr Paul Pilkington introduces a new NIHR-funded research call focussing on understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities.
03 April 2019Rebecca Wilkinson writes about how researchers funded by the NIHR's Global Health Research (GHR) programme are adopting innovative strategies in research to reduce inequalities between High-Income Countries (HIC) and Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) and improving the health of the poorest people within countries.
02 April 2019To coincide with the launch of our Doctoral and Advanced Fellowships, we asked Gary Frost, Chair of the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship selection committee, to write about what he thinks makes an excellent application.
01 April 2019Amanda Cross and Emma Robbins explain how flexible sigmoidoscopy could provide an alternative method for bowel cancer screening. Their blog marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
29 March 2019Every year innovators in England develop countless promising medical technologies, many of which are funded by the NIHR. But too many don’t make it all the way into the NHS and across the finish line of patient benefit. Martin Hunt, director of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme, outlines NIHR’s plans to help medtech organisations show the benefits of their technologies in real world healthcare settings and generate evidence to support their implementation in the NHS.
28 March 2019Tackling AMR is a global imperative that requires a global collaboration, writes Dr Andy Ustianowski