NEWS2 evaluated for prediction of severe COVID-19 outcome in large international study
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) In the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the UK National Early Warning Risk Score (NEWS) 2 as a scoring system for predicting severe COVID-19 outcomes in patients, researchers at King's College London have found poor-to-moderate accuracy for identifying patients at risk of being transferred to intensive care units (ICUs) or dying after 14 days of hospitalisation. Accuracy of predictions in short term (three days) showed moderate success. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Successive governments' approach to obesity policies has destined them to fail
(University of Cambridge) Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past successes or failures, and a reliance on trying to persuade individuals to change their behaviour rather than tackling unhealthy environments. This is the conclusion of new research by a team at the University of Cambridge funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs effective in improving survival in sickest COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Results from the REMAP-CAP clinical trial evaluated the effect of treatments on a combination of survival and length of time patients need support in an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients receiving tocilizumab and a second drug called sarilumab - both types of immune modulators - have a significant impact on patient survival and can reduce the relative risk of death by 24% when administered to patients within 24 hours of entering intensive care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lockdown raised anxiety in people with anorexia and their carers, but online resources helped, NIHR Evidence
The lockdowns and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted eating disorder services. People with anorexia nervosa experienced a loss of routine, heightened anxieties, and increased symptoms. Carers felt more concern and greater responsibility for their loved ones. Despite these difficulties, some patients and carers benefitted from digital self-management resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Informal dementia carers had to make difficult decisions about paid care during COVID-19, NIHR Evidence
People living with dementia in the community typically rely on unpaid care from friends and family members, combined with some paid care. This helps them remain in their own homes. Researchers wanted to find out how the first nationwide COVID-19 lockdown affected unpaid carers, and how they made decisions about accessing paid care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How sure would you want to be that you have coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?
A new survey from researchers at NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol has been launched to understand how sure people want to be that they ’ ve got coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Concerning drop in the number of people with mental health problems seeking help revealed
(NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre) During April 2020, while the UK was in full lockdown, there was a drop of more than a third in the number of people seeking help for mental illness or self-harm according to research involving 14 million people registered at general practices across the four nations of the UK which was published today in The Lancet Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vertical integration of GP practices with acute hospitals in England and Wales: rapid evaluation
This report, commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research and undertaken together with the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and the Health Services Research Group at the University of Cambridge, evaluates what has led to this kind of vertical integration in England and Wales, how it has been implemented, and with what consequences. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR alert: The WHELD programme for people with dementia helps care home staff deliver person-centred care
Expert commentary is provided on a UK study that found the WHELD programme, which supports care home staff to deliver patient-centred interventions for residents with dementia and reduce reliance on antipsychotics, was effective and cost less to deliver than usual care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Second Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
November 15, 2020 -- The Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study of the single-dose regimen of JNJ-78436735, the investigational vaccine candidate for the prevention of COVID-19 being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, continues to enroll and vaccinate study participants. ENSEMBLE is proceeding to enroll up to 60,000 participants worldwide.In addition to the single-dose regimen ENSEMBLE study, Janssen has now initiated the two-dose regimen ENSEMBLE 2 trial. ENSEMBLE 2 is a complementary, planned, pivotal, large-scale, multi-country Phase 3 trial that will study the safety and efficacy of a two-dose ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Rural practices struggling to deliver 'urban-focused' PCN targets, NIHR report warns
GPs in rural areas are struggling to deliver primary care network (PCN) targets because national policy is built around 'leading light' networks in urban areas, a study has found. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Primary care networks Source Type: news

New National Patient Recruitment Centres for late phase commercial clinical research
(NIHR Clinical Research Network Eastern) The National Institute for Health Research has launched five new Patient Recruitment Centres to enable more late phase commercial clinical research to be delivered within the NHS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People of Black and Asian ethnicity up to twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19 as those of White ethnicity
(National Institute for Health Research) People of Black ethnicity are twice as likely to be infected with COVID-19 compared to those of White ethnicity. People from Asian backgrounds are 1.5 times more likely to become infected with the virus compared to White individuals. Those of Asian ethnicities may be at higher risk of admission to an intensive therapy unit (ITU) and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

#8Investments to enable everyone, everywhere, to be physically active
Researchers from the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West have contributed to the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) ‘ Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity ‘ , released today [10 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

Confusion and tensions over PCNs despite their ‘early operational success’
Major system challenges have been uncovered during primary care networks’ first year of operation, according to a study for the National Institute for Health Research. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

National infection control campaigns led to a rapid decline in superbug infections in UK intensive care units, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Expert commentary is provided on research that found a 97% reduction in MRSA bloodstream infections in ICU patients between 2007 and 2016, and a 78% decrease in bloodstream infections overall, demonstrating the success of the national drive to control infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain and nerve complications are more common than expected in younger patients with severe COVID-19, NIHR
NIHR Alert. People aged under 60 who are hospitalised with COVID-19 are more likely than expected to experience severe psychiatric symptoms. Research found that altered mental states such as psychosis are being reported in these younger patients. It confirmed that strokes and other neurological symptoms are common in severe COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Mental health of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons
Migrants who have been forced to leave their home, such as refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDP), are likely to experience stressors which may lead to mental health problems. The efficacy of interventions for mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment may differ in this population. A recent systematic review from theCochrane Common Mental Disorders group looked at this topic: 'An overview of systematic reviews on mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment of common mental disorders for refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. 'Supported by the National Institute...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19, NIHR
A model that can calculate a person's risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research funded by the NIHR. The model, developed using routine anonymised data from more than 8 million adults in 1205 general practices across England, uses a number of factors such as a person's age, ethnicity and existing medical conditions to predict their risk of catching COVID-19 and then dying or being admitted to hospital. The model has the potential to provide doctors and the public with more nuanced informatio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's first participants for Novavax phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial enroll through NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre, NIHR
The world's first participants to take part in a phase 3 trial of the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine candidate were recently recruited at a new NIHR National Patient Recruitment Centre (NPRC) based in Blackpool. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most psoriasis patients taking immunosuppressants survive COVID-19
(National Institute for Health Research) Patients with psoriasis who are taking drugs that affect their immune system have high rates of survival from COVID-19. According to the first findings from a global registry of psoriasis and COVID-19 patients, led by Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians, over 90% survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalization from COVID-19
(National Institute for Health Research) Evidence-based model uses a range of factors such as age, sex, ethnicity and existing medical conditions to predict risk of death or hospitalization from COVID-19. Model provides nuanced information on people's risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 and has the potential to help patients and doctors reach a shared understanding of risk. The 'living' risk prediction model will be updated regularly as our understanding of COVID-19 increases and more data become available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New global programme funded to target COVID-19 neurological disease
(University of Liverpool) The University of Liverpool is leading a new global project to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain in order to develop measures to help improve patient outcomes. The University has secured £ 860,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to establish the COVID-Neuro Global programme in partnership with five leading research organisations in Brazil, India and Malawi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living with Covid19: themed review, NIHR
Key Messages The novel coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic declared by the World Health Organisation in March 2020 has had far-reaching effects upon people's lives, health care systems and wider society. As yet there is little research into the number of people at risk of developing ongoing Covid19. Early attention has been on the acute illness generated by the virus, but it is becoming clear that, for some people, Covid19 infection is a long term illness. This rapid and dynamic review draws on the lived experience of patients and expert consensus as well as published evidence to better understand the impact of ongoing effects ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: The four lasting symptoms caused by long COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS symptoms update: The National Institute for Health Research reviewed current evidence. They suggested the long list of symptoms of long COVID can be split into four symptoms. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long Covid could actually be four different syndromes but scientists admit 'we still don't know'
A research review by The National Institute for Health Research y suggested the huge list of Long Covid symptoms may be able to be categorised into four groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist-led digital intervention reduces hazardous prescribing in general practice
(NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre) A pharmacist-led, new digital intervention that improves patient safety when prescribing medication in general practice reduced rates of hazardous prescribing by more than 40* per cent, 12 months after it had been introduced to 43 GP practices in Salford, finds a new study. Due to its success, plans are underway to roll it out across Greater Manchester. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to prevent, assess and manage the risk of domestic violence and abuse in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIHR
Please note all questions within each section are linked to each other and should be read in conjunction. Below each question is the weblink to the source of evidence to support the guidance recommendation. Readers can, of course, focus only on areas of interest, but we would suggest that you read the answers to all questions within a group as the answers complement and overlap with each other. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens diagnosed with depression show reduction in educational achievement
(NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) Teenagers who receive a depression diagnosis during their school career show a substantial decline in attainment in Year 11, new King's College London research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk of self-harm increases for boys and girls who experience earlier puberty
Boys and girls who experience puberty earlier than their peers have an increased risk of self-harm in adolescence, a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) and published in the journal Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences today [Tuesday 6 October] has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1.2 million to roll-out dementia care home program to COVID-hit sector
(University of Exeter) The award, from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will fund the development of a new programme to improve and personalise care. Led by the University of Exeter and King's College London, the study will draw on the most successful elements of their Improving Wellbeing and Health for People with Dementia (WHELD) programme, one of the very few staff training programmes that is proven to improve lives for people with dementia in care homes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study demonstrates SARS-CoV-2 emergence was associated with a large drop in the circulation of other respiratory viruses during the first wave
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Analysis of samples taken to test for respiratory viruses over the past five years suggests that the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 was associated with a large drop in circulation of other common respiratory viruses during the first wave. The study, presented at this week's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), is by Dr Stephen Poole, BRC Clinical Research Fellow from the Southampton NIHR BRC, Southampton, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Landmark coronavirus study to trial inhaled Imperial and Oxford vaccines
UKRI and NIHR funded researchers at Imperial College London are set to begin trials to assess the safety and effectiveness of two of the UK’s coronavirus vaccines in development, when inhaled into the lungs. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - September 15, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Online tool informs recovery prospects for sepsis survivors
(National Institute for Health Research) A doctor at Guy's and St Thomas', working with colleagues at the Intensive Care National Audit& Research Centre (ICNARC), has developed a tool to predict the risk of readmission to hospital or death in the first year after leaving hospital for adult survivors of sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study to identify transmission risk of COVID-19 aerosols during medical procedures
Many operations, due to the potential risk of COVID-19 aerosols being generated, have been delayed or are being performed with additional personal protective equipment (PPE), which has greatly reduced NHS services. A new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded study will identify which medical procedures are truly aerosol generating and whether the virus remains viable in the aerosol produced. The findings will be crucial in providing guidance about the safe reopening of essential NHS services. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Naturopathic Doctors' Proposal Under Analysis
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Proposal on Natural Medicine on combat and prevention of covid-19 has been forwarded to the National Institute for Health Research (INIS) Department, aimed at assessing its authenticity and effectiveness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mental health services and Covid-19: Policy briefing, Centre for Mental Health
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the lives of people with mental health difficulties and on mental health services. This briefing identifies key themes from a survey of mental health service staff in the UK and a review of studies across the world. The studies were conducted by the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit (MHPRU) at University College London and King's College London. Its aim is to help the Department of Health and Social Care and others involved in making nationwide plans for mental health services to make decisions based on good evidence. Centre for Mental Health and The Mental Elf work al...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New studies reinforce evidence that corticosteroids improve survival rates among critically ill COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Four papers published today on the use of corticosteroids to treat COVID-19 have reinforced evidence that outcomes for severely affected patients can be significantly improved by using these inexpensive and widely available drugs, with one paper suggesting the risk of death can be reduced by up to 20%. The papers - simultaneously published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - include findings from the REMAP-CAP study being conducted across 15 countries, around the world and for which the NIHR's Clinical Research Network and partner research institutes from devolved nations recruited close to 71% of a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health and COVID-19, NIHR
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the constraints it has imposed on people is an issue of interest and concern to patients, service users, carers and health and social care professionals alike. In pandemic conditions it is likely that people's existing mental health problems may get worse. Mental health may also decline because of social isolation, loss of employment, stress and health anxiety caused by the pandemic and the steps taken to control it. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevention of suicide/self-harm in the context of COVID-19, NIHR
Please note all questions within each section are linked to each other and should be read in conjunction. Below each question is the weblink to the source of evidence to support the guidance recommendation. Readers can, of course, focus only on areas of interest, but we would suggest that you read the answers to all questions within a group as the answers complement and overlap with each other. The tables were created with input and guidance from Professor Keith Hawton (Professor of Psychiatry, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford; Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Alexandra Pit...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unprecedented national effort by UK immunologists to search for answers on COVID-19
Three new UK-wide studies, bringing together scientists from 17 research institutions, will receive£8.4 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to understand immune responses to the novel coronavirus. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 28, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

High rates of delirium, persistent fatigue and post-traumatic stress disorder were common after severe infection in previous coronavirus outbreaks, NIHR
Little is known about the mental health consequences of severe COVID-19 illness because it is caused by a new coronavirus. Previous outbreaks caused by other coronaviruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, and Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS) may provide insights into ongoing problems after recovery from severe illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Negative-pressure wound therapy compared with standard dressings following surgical treatment of major trauma to the lower limb: the WHiST RCT , NIHR
This UK study (n=1548) found no evidence of a difference between negative pressure wound therapy and standard dressings in rate of deep surgical site infection, disability, quality of life or scar appearance in patients having surgery for major trauma to the limbs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood syndrome linked to COVID-19 causes profound immune changes
(National Institute for Health Research) Researchers have uncovered how the immune system is altered in a rare COVID-19 related illness in children referred to as paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital technologies and telepsychiatry, NIHR
The following table is divided into four: Table A is short and concise, and is designed for quick reference, with practical advice summarised briefly as a checklist for busy clinicians. Tables B, C and D have full detail and cover the different implications and possibilities for using telepsychiatry in general, in children and adolescents and in older adults. In Tables B, C and D, questions are arranged in groups covering topics listed under headings. Readers can, of course, focus only on areas of interest, but we would suggest that you read the answers to all questions within a group as the answers complement and overlap ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early warning scores used in hospitals must be based on sound science, NIHR (published 14th August 2020)
An expert commentary is provided on a review that found many early warning scores are based on flawed research. NEWS 2, endorsed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is a modification of the original NEWS; the study found the latter was not derived using robust statistical methods. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High rates of delirium, persistent fatigue and post-traumatic stress disorder were common after severe infection in previous coronavirus outbreaks, NIHR
Little is known about the mental health consequences of severe COVID-19 illness because it is caused by a new coronavirus. Previous outbreaks caused by other coronaviruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, and Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS) may provide insights into ongoing problems after recovery from severe illness. Researchers looked at reports of psychiatric problems during SARS and MERS outbreaks and compared this to early data from the COVID-19 pandemic. Delirium (sudden confusion) was common while patients were in hospital with any of the coronavirus infections (SARS, MERS or COVID-19). Later, once ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multimillion investment in new research projects to investigate higher COVID-19 risk among certain ethnic groups, NIHR
Six new projects to improve our understanding of the links between COVID-19 and ethnicity have been funded by the NIHR and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). These projects will seek to explain and mitigate the disproportionate death rate from COVID-19 among people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, including BAME health and social care workers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network seeks Network Support Fellow
Contract: Fixed-term, 12 monthsHours: Full time, 37.5 per week (part time considered)Salary:  £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience)Position Closing: 20 August 2020Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network is seeking a Network Support Fellow. Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Multimillion investment in six new research projects to investigate COVID-19 and ethnicity
Six new projects to improve our understanding of the links between COVID-19 and ethnicity have been funded by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 28, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news