Dr Ramin Nilforooshan is Chief Investigator for the award winning TIHM for dementia (Technology Integrated Health Management) study, being run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He would like to see every clinician help promote research opportunities to patients, even if they do not conduct the research themselves.
New fast-track route into the NHS for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies will speed up the time it takes for patients to benefit from ground-breaking products for conditions such as cancer, dementia and diabetes.
Brad Mullins, senior clinical research assistant at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, has recently helped recruit patients to the Virtual Reality (VR) study, where participants are shown computer-generated simulations of social situations (for example, being outside at a busy train station) to see if it can help them with anxiety.
Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues, an NIHR-funded study reveals.
Three paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust have been praised for the number of patients they have recruited into a trial looking at whether a 39p skin patch could revolutionise stroke treatment, significantly increasing the chances of survival.
Professor Tom Robinson, NIHR National Specialty Lead for Stroke, explains how INTERACT 2 and a string of further successful international stroke studies has helped make the UK a ‘go-to’ country for hyperacute stroke studies.