A new research institute led by the University of Cambridge is seeking to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) is made possible by the largest single grant ever made by the Health Foundation, an independent charity. The new […]
Archives for January 2018
New research programme will develop and evaluate weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
Researchers at the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the Primary Care Unit have started work on an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research to develop and evaluate scalable behavioural weight management programmes to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes (T2D). The grant provides £2 million over 4.5 years and is led by Dr Amy Ahern and […]
PCU profile #2: Dr Ricky Mullis explains why the image of research being carried out by individuals in isolation is very much buried in the past
Dr Ricky Mullis is a member of the Cardiovascular Group at PCU. The team focus on patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) including: stroke, diabetes, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, cognitive function relating to CVD and obesity. Within these disease areas research is conducted into aspects of prevention, diagnosis and management. The Cardiovascular Group is led […]
National School for Primary Care Research Launching Fellowships in Primary Health Care 2018
Applications are invited for 2 year launching fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. The goal of these fellowships is for the fellow to publish papers from their PhD and write grant applications to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship). These fellowships are […]
Why do we need more than one diagnostic strategy to detect cancer early?
Blog by Dr Yin Zhou, GP and Wellcome Trust Primary Care Clinician PhD Fellow, Cancer Group at the Primary Care Unit The fast-track (or ‘two-week-wait’) referral pathway for suspected cancer was introduced in England in 2000 to expedite investigations and shorten diagnostic intervals in symptomatic patients. The criteria for fast-track referrals are based on […]
Could re-designing supermarkets, bars and restaurants “nudge” us towards healthy habits?
Behavioural and cognitive scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol are launching a new four year programme of research on 17th January 2018. The research is funded by a prestigious Wellcome Collaborative Award in Science to investigate ways to ‘nudge’ people towards healthier behaviour – including improving diets, reducing alcohol consumption, and stopping smoking […]