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.
Researchers announce that the first randomised clinical trial to test the novel 'kick and kill' approach shows no difference in effect between those participants who received active ‘kick and kill’ therapy and those who had standard treatment.
Young people are the future, which is why I was delighted to spend time last month with students who were taking part in the King’s Health Partners’ Summer School, organised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.