This month we are talking about our new patient engagement service for the life sciences industry. Dr William van’t Hoff explains how the service is helping to balance the ‘ask’ of research with the burden of disease.
The first study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker in hospitals, Physician Associates, has found that they benefit medical and surgical teams and their patients over a wide range of specialities.
The NIHR is launching a new call for health inequalities research as part of its Policy Research Programme (PRP). The call will fund research to provide evidence to inform health and social care policy aimed at reducing health inequalities.
In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, NIHR-researchers found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based.
The NIHR is supporting a partnership between University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Alan Turing Institute to harness the power of artificial intelligence to support clinical decision making to make services safer, quicker and more efficient.