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NIHR grant received for testing of cancer diagnostic tools

Posted on December 8th 2016
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NIHR grant received for testing of cancer diagnostic tools

A team of researchers, including members of PenCLAHRC, have received  £240,880 of funding from the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme (NIHR HTA) for a new project looking to understand the efficacy, cost-effectiveness and current use of cancer diagnostic tools to aid decision-making in primary care.

For many types of cancer, survival is lower in the UK than for most European countries. Diagnostic tools that can predict the risk of cancer in patients with symptoms have been developed and are available for GPs to use in clinical practice. However, there are no summaries of the evidence on whether using these tools improves...

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NIHR type 2 diabetes care review features PenCLAHRC systematic review paper

Posted on October 17th 2016
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NIHR type 2 diabetes care review features PenCLAHRC systematic review paper

A systematic review, co-authored by Professor Nicky Britten, has been included in a NIHR themed review, which brings together research on type 2 diabetes care.

The review aims to give a short account of completed and ongoing NIHR-funded studies on type 2 diabetes and how they have informed practice.

Over the last ten years, the NIHR has funded a number of programmes, projects, research centres, work streams and researchers working in diabetes prevention, management and care. Yet, evidence from these different studies has not been brought together before.

The systematic review - a qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical...

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NIHR reaches its tenth anniversary

Posted on July 6th 2016
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NIHR reaches its tenth anniversary

This year has seen the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) reach its tenth anniversary. A report by the Policy Research in Science and Medicine (PRiSM) unit was commissioned by the Department of Health to consider the question: “What are the ways in which NIHR has benefited the health research landscape of the past ten years?”

The report identifies 100 examples of positive change and impact resulting from the ten years of NIHR support and we are delighted that three PenCLAHRC projects have been included.

This is the first time examples of the breadth of the NIHR’s impact has been reported in...

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The NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

Posted on July 1st 2016
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The NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

The NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowships (KRM Fellowships) will be launching a new round of programme funding, with applications available for submission between 20th July and 15th September.

Now in its fifth year, the programme is designed to support a balance of innovative knowledge mobilisation and research into the processes and impacts of such innovation. Through innovative practice and systematic study of that practice, KMR Fellows will advance knowledge and understanding about research use, influence and impact.

KMR Fellowships are personal awards designed to buy out an individual's salary costs, fund a training and development programme and fund the activities needed to...

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PenCLAHRC Director recognised as NIHR Senior Investigator

Posted on May 17th 2016
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PenCLAHRC Director recognised as NIHR Senior Investigator

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School as being one of the most outstanding health researchers in the UK.

Professor Stuart Logan, Director of PenCLAHRC and Cerebra Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology, has been made NIHR Senior Investigator for his commitment to the field. It means the Medical School now has four professors recognised with the NIHR’s prestigious title.

In all his roles, Professor Logan is committed to generating research with direct relevance to policy and practice, and helping to make research more accessible and useful to practitioners, the public and health...

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