NIHR Alert: People with dementia need more involvement in decisions about their long-term care
Commentaries are provided for study covering 400 hours of observations and 46 interviews with 12 people with dementia, 16 family members,& 23 hospital staff, which found problems typically arose when staff had not involved patients& families in decisions soon after admission. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic partnership NIHR announces £ 25 million funding for the School for Public Health Research
The NIHR has reaffirmed its commitment to public health research by awarding a third round of funding to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence tool rules out COVID-19 within an hour in emergency departments, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Expert commentary is provided on AI tool for rapidly detecting COVID-19 in people arriving at A+E, which is reported to accurately rule out infection within an hour of arriving at hospital, significantly faster than PCR test that has a turnaround time of typically 24 hours. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First findings from world's largest study on long COVID in children and young people, NIHR
Up to one in seven children and young people who had COVID-19 may have symptoms linked to the virus 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from the world ' s largest study on long COVID in children and young people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent COVID-19 infection puts surgical patients at higher blood clot risk, NIHR
Surgical patients who have recently had COVID-19 are more likely to develop potentially fatal post-operative blood clots, a new NIHR-funded study reveals. Researchers discovered that patients diagnosed with current or previous SARS-CoV-2 are more likely to develop postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) than those with no history of COVID infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RECOVERY-RS trial finds continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces need for invasive ventilation in hospitalised COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Preliminary results of this UK RCT (n=1272) found CPAP reduced the rate of tracheal intubation or 30-day mortality vs standard oxygen therapy (36.3% vs 45.1%) however high flow nasal oxygenation was not superior to standard oxygen for this outcome (44.4% vs 45.1%) (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting research into genomics
The NHS Genomic Medicine Service (NHS GMS), Genomics England and the National Institute for Health Research have set up the NHS GMS Research Collaborative to facilitate and support genomic research with the potential to deliver better outcomes for patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin seeks Research Fellow - Leicester, UK
Location: De Montfort University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Leicester, UKSalary: Part-time, 0.3 FTE, 11.1 hours per weekContract type: 13 month fixed Term ContractCloses: 8 AugustThe purpose of the role is to assist the principal investigator in all phases of the NIHR-funded study:  ‘Cochrane Review of Interventions for Hyperhidrosis’. Key duties will include searching and selection of studies, data extraction, assessment of risk of bias, and data analysis and interpretation. You will also contribute to study outputs.They are looking for someone with a PhD in Bioscience or Healthcare related discipline or...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Landmark study finds one in two hospitalised COVID-19 patients develop a complication, NIHR
A large-scale, NIHR-supported observational study published in The Lancet has found that one in two people hospitalised with COVID-19 during the first phase of the pandemic developed at least one health complication as a result of the viral infection. The ISARIC/CO-CIN study is the most comprehensive of its kind - and the first to systematically assess a range of in-hospital complications and their associations with age, sex and ethnicity - and their outcomes for the patients. The researchers assessed more than 70,000 hospitalised adult patients in the UK hospitalised with severe COVID-19 disease between January and Augu...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making innovations in surgery safer
A study to help surgical innovations be developed more safely and efficiently has published a ‘ core outcome set ’ for new surgical techniques and devices in the Annals of Surgery. The COHESIVE study, led by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol, devised the set through a robust process involving patients, surgeons and other health professionals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Boosting health through primary care conversations
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) ’s latest research collection offers advice to staff on how to maximise the impact of each patient consultations by giving useful lifestyle and mental health advice, for example on obesity and smoking. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Illustrating the experience of children and young people cared for in mental health, learning disability and autism inpatient settings
Candace Imison, Associate Director, and Jodi Brown, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, at the NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, discuss the findings of a new NIHR Themed Review about the experience of children and young people receiving inpatient care in mental health, learning disability and autism units. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community-based volunteering in response to COVID-19: the COV-VOL project, NIHR
A study by a team from the University of Kent, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex University shows how voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations have made a significant, positive impact on the well-being of older people self-isolating at home during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of volunteers and community and the role VCSE organisations can play as key and essential partners in our health and social care systems. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Founder of Cochrane Skin, Professor Hywel Williams, awarded the Order of the British Empire
Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded anOrder of the British Empire (OBE). He has received the award for services to the national Covid-19 research response and his lifelong research into skin diseases.Professor Williams was a founding member of theCochrane Skin group in 1997 and was the Co-ordinating Editor for 21 years. He is a Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology in the School of Medicine at theUniversity of Nottingham, where Cochrane Skin is based.In his role as Director of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Director and more recently as NIHR Sci...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NIHR Alert: Healthy lifestyles increase life expectancy in people with multiple conditions (multimorbidity) by as much as in other groups
Expert commentary is provided on a UK Biobank study which found that middle-aged people who have multiple long-term conditions can expect to live an extra 6-7 years if they adopt a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise and a balanced diet. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news