Researchers from 13 UK pioneering research teams have received £124m funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support the next five years working on projects aimed at benefiting patients. The aim is to develop innovative treatments and techniques in health care, particularly for long terms conditions.
“The money will be invested in health research which includes work to reduce the risk of dementia through exercise as well as strategies to improve the nutrition and health of those who have already been diagnosed”.
Researchers get £124m funding to tackle major health challenges. London: Department of Health, August 9th 2013.
Projects possibly of interest to readers of this information service include:
NIHR CLAHRC East: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Their projects involve: “Dementia, frailty and end of life care. Enduring disabilities and disadvantage. Patient safety. Patient and public involvement”.
NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Their projects involve: “Preventing and managing chronic disease. Caring for older people and stroke survivors. Enhancing mental health”.
NIHR CLAHRC Oxford: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Their projects involve: “Early Intervention and Service Redesign in Mental Health and Dementia. Health behaviours and behavioural interventions for exercise / physical activity. Patient experience and patient reported outcomes, Better management of medical-psychiatric comorbidity. Patient self-management of chronic disease”.
NIHR CLAHRC South London: King’s College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Their projects involve: “Alcohol, Diabetes, Infection, Palliative and End of Life Care, Psychosis, Public Health, Stroke, Women’s Health. Patient and Public Involvement”.
NIHR CLAHRC South West: Peninsula Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Their projects involve: “Mental health and dementia. Diagnostics and stratified medicine. Healthy people, Healthy environments and Person-Centred Care”.
NIHR CLAHRC Wessex: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Their projects involve: “Achieving sustainable patient health improvements in respiratory health through integrated care. Ageing and Dementia: improving routine clinical care. Delivering high quality fundamental care in hospital. Public health and primary care: targeting antibiotic use and preventing chronic liver disease, Patient engagement with self-directed support for long term conditions. Minimally disruptive healthcare. Patient experience and organisational behaviour”.
Details of the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health and Care. London: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) / NIHR CLAHRCs, August 9th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].