Researchers from Leicester’s Hospitals and the University of Leicester will lead a £2 million project, funded by the NIHR Global Health Research Programme, to address patients with chronic lung disease in the developing world through pulmonary rehabilitation.
New research investigating the impact of reducing prescriptions for gluten-free products has shown that it can save the NHS money. But the study also highlights that the long-term effects on patients aren’t yet clear.
A new rapid technique for genetic sequencing developed by NIHR researchers has been successfully used to diagnose children in intensive care, enabling them to receive the best treatment and reducing the time they have to spend in hospital.
A Brighton study team recently won The Lancet research award at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2018 for the REDUCe (Repeated Drainage Untreatable Cirrhosis) study.
The NIHR i4i Programme launches the second round of its Connect funding stream for SMEs on 7 August, following an effective pilot last year. Applications close on 11 September 2018. Please visit the Funding opportunities page on the NIHR website for more information and to apply.
To mark world IBD day, members of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Gastroenterology Specialty Group, Dr Kapil Sahnan and Dr Mark Samaan organised and ran a National Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Research Day for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.