The paper, published in The BMJ last October, described the results of the BUMPES trial which aimed to investigate the most ideal position a first-time mother with a low dose epidural should adopt to increase the chance of a birth without interventions such as forceps or a Caesarean.
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.
In the second part of our ‘Graduate Experience’ series, we chat to Kayleigh Gilbert, Research Team Lead, and Kathryn Simpson, Research Portfolio Manager at Whittington Health NHS Trust in North London, about their experience hosting a Graduate team member from NIHR CRN North Thames, for 6 months.
Online ads encouraging pregnant smokers to take up stop-smoking support could be more effective at reaching women than advice delivered in a clinical setting, according to new research funded by the NIHR.
Research by the NIHR CLAHRC South London’s maternity theme has informed the Government’s plans to introduce continuity of midwife care – where women are cared for by the same midwife or group of midwives – by 2021.
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.