The Cancer Tablets study (CaTS)

Project title The Cancer Tablets study (CaTS) Background & Scientific Rationale: One quarter (28.8%) of UK deaths are from cancer: as the population ages, the incidence of cancer is increasing. Patient expectations of treatment are also rising. Current guidelines set out when to start treatment and in which patients, but […]

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Find Systematic Reviews with the NICE Evidence Search

Looking for good quality systematic reviews? The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides an Evidence Search service, which is “unique index of authoritative, evidence-based information from hundreds of trustworthy and accredited sources” and includes systematic reviews from Cochrane, DARE and other providers. To find all included systematic reviews within […]

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MSc Clinical Research at University of Hertfordshire

Opportunity for postgraduate study: Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Hertfordshire  This MSc Clinical Research is an exciting and stimulating programme delivered by the internationally renowned Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) within the School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire. Eligible professionals include: Nurses Midwives […]

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Characterising the experiences of men and women with learning disabilities following inpatient admission to general hospital

Summary Following the publication of Mencap’s Death by Indifference report in 2007 and the report of the independent enquiry into healthcare for people with learning disabilities (LD) in 2008, most people acknowledged that hospitals had failed to meet the healthcare needs of patients with LD.  Much has been done over the past five years […]

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Transition from Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): young people in 3 NHS Trusts co-produce a Preparation Programme

Background Approximately half of all lifetime mental disorders emerge in the teenage years, 75% before the age of 25 [1]. In the UK, however, service structure necessitates transition from child and adolescent-centred services by age 18, a period when young people are negotiating multiple physical, emotional and social demands and […]

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New Clinical Trials Guide launched

New Clinical Trials Guide launched To mark International Clinical Trials Day 2015, we have released a new Clinical Trials Guide for Trainees. The guide is the outcome of the first stage of an NIHR project to develop a source of information to support individuals interested in pursuing a research career […]

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Dying without dignity

Dying without dignity Investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into complaints about end of life care. This report details 12 cases that illustrate the complaints that have been received about end of life care. It’s 6 key themes are poor symptom control, poor communication, inadequate out of hours services, poor […]

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Children and clinical research: ethical issues

Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Children and clinical research: ethical issues Clinical research involving children is essential to increase our understanding of childhood conditions and improve healthcare for children. Yet professionals and parents often feel uneasy about asking children to take part in research, for example because of potential risks or […]

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A systematic review of screening for dementia

CLAHRC East of England study of population screening for dementia Our findings suggest that screening for dementia raises complex issues around preference and choice for clinicians and the public; it is unclear what specific factors promote or reduce screening acceptance the most. Evidence suggests that population screening for dementia may not be acceptable […]

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