New research funded by the NIHR has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks are less likely to experience frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented by boosting heart health.
A collaboration of several universities led by Cambridge has won a £3m funding award from the NIHR to lead a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes.
Mid Essex Hospital R&D Research Nurses have screened and randomised the first UK patient to a study testing the efficacy of a drug in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and Heart Failure in March this year.
Nearly a quarter of people with heart disease or stroke have five or more other health conditions, four times more than in 2000, according to new research supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
Recent evidence suggests that hospitals that support high quality patient-centred research can show better healthcare outcomes for patients. This has led to a partnership between the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), together with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), to develop new research indicators for use as part of CQC’s monitoring and inspection programme.
The NIHR is pleased to announce that a new Intent to Fund letter will replace the existing versions of award letters currently used to inform applicants to NIHR funding streams of a successful funding decision.
Eating takeaways regularly may increase the risk of obesity and heart disease in children, according to new research supported by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London.
Patient research is vital to reap the rewards of emerging technology in the area of cardiovascular disease, according to a new report produced by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in collaboration with the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London.
Londoners are being invited to take a free, 30 second pulse check during Global Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Aware Week (20-26 November). It is estimated that 60,000 people in the capital are at risk and a simple check could prolong or even save their life.
RESEARCHERS from a flagship NIHR-funded study helping parents understand survival data about children’s heart surgery have launched a new best practice guide for involving patients and the public in research.