NIHR Blog

  • Biomedical research and engineering unite to pave the way for clinical practice of the future

    Biomedical research and engineering unite to pave the way for clinical practice of the future

    19 October 2017

    Sebastien Ourselin writes about how collaboration between clinicians and engineers is essential to benefiting cutting edge developments in healthcare to benefit patients. His blog is the latest in our #WeAreNIHR series.
  • Measuring for change: the road to smoke-free prisons

    Measuring for change: the road to smoke-free prisons

    17 October 2017

    Sean Semple, Helen Sweeting and Kate Hunt write about how developing smoke-free prisons will benefit prison workers' health. Their blog has been published to mark Stoptober.
  • NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – Fair and Equal Access

    NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – Fair and Equal Access

    10 October 2017

    In our latest blog, Sarah Cotterill talks about her research into the type 2 diabetes prevention project. She considers how people who are at risk of diabetes can be identified and brought into the prevention programme.
  • Dementia research: from ugly sister to Cinderella …what a difference a decade makes!

    Dementia research: from ugly sister to Cinderella …what a difference a decade makes!

    05 October 2017

    In our latest blog to mark World Alzheimer's Month, Louise Robinson discusses the rise of dementia research over the last 10 years.
  • Helping researchers find some answers

    Helping researchers find some answers

    02 October 2017

    Derek Stewart writes about how patients and the public can help researchers design more relevant studies. His blog is the latest in our series to mark World Alzheimer's Month.
  • "One for all, and all for one"

    "One for all, and all for one"

    29 September 2017

    David Burn writes about how NIHR collaborations are helping boost health research and build partnerships with industry. His blog is the latest in support of World Alzheimer's Month and is also part of our #WeAreNIHR series.
  • 'Unpicking' Pick's disease: working towards accurate diagnoses of frontotemporal dementia

    'Unpicking' Pick's disease: working towards accurate diagnoses of frontotemporal dementia

    26 September 2017

    Peter Garrard explains how researchers are working to diagnose frontotemporal dementia. His blog is the latest in our series supporting World Alzheimer's Month.
  • We are hope

    We are hope

    21 September 2017

    Hilary Doxford has a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's Disease but talks about the benefits of taking part in research, and the hope it brings. Her blog is the latest in support of World Alzheimer's Month and is also part of our #WeAreNIHR series.
  • Behind the picture: Dementia Research in the UK

    Behind the picture: Dementia Research in the UK

    13 September 2017

    Catherine Moody explains how the Medical Research Council (MRC) and NIHR have joined forces to paint a picture of dementias research in the UK - made up of people working together for a better future for people with dementia. Her blog is the latest in our World Alzheimer’s Month campaign this September.
  • Preventing dementia; how hard can it be?

    Preventing dementia; how hard can it be?

    12 September 2017

    Professor Sir Simon Lovestone is investigating how to detect early signs of dementia before it develops and measure whether preventative interventions are effective. These two approaches will, he hopes, make it possible to do clinical trials on secondary prevention interventions quicker and more effectively. His blog is the latest in support of World Alzheimer's Month this September.
  • Research must contribute to wider social change

    Research must contribute to wider social change

    08 September 2017

    Dr Katie Featherstone uses sociology to improve the quality and humanity of care people living with dementia experience in hospital. Her blog is the latest in our World Alzheimer's Month campaign this September.
  • Me and my life: Identity, human rights and dementia

    Me and my life: Identity, human rights and dementia

    07 September 2017

    Peter Kinderman and Sarah Butchard write about the importance of protecting the the human rights of people living with dementia. Their blog is the latest in our World Alzheimer's Month campaign this September.
  • Unlocking the potential of EHRs for health research

    Unlocking the potential of EHRs for health research

    05 September 2017

    Martin Gulliford writes about how researchers are using electronic health records (EHRs) to generate new knowledge to benefit patients and the public. It is the latest blog in our efficient studies series.
  • Dementia research - it's not all drug trials

    Dementia research - it's not all drug trials

    01 September 2017

    Tom Dening is one of a large number of NIHR-funded researchers who are investigating aspects of dementia care other than drug treatments. He tells us about his work on hearing loss in care home residents with dementia, as part of our campaign to mark World Alzheimer’s Month this September
  • NIHR career development: distinctive and still evolving

    NIHR career development: distinctive and still evolving

    29 August 2017

    Dave Jones writes about how the NIHR is developing the research leaders of the future. His blog is the latest in our #WeAreNIHR series.
  • A network approach to delivering imaging research

    A network approach to delivering imaging research

    24 August 2017

    Stephen Smye writes about how new medical imaging technologies are driving significant advances in patient care.
  • Using EHRs to build an exciting research infrastructure

    Using EHRs to build an exciting research infrastructure

    21 August 2017

    Janet Valentine and Jennifer Quint explain how electronic patient health records (EHRs) provide huge potential for clinical research within primary care settings