Automated tailored telephone support, or interactive voice response (IVR), could help people to take important medicines that have been prescribed for them to reduce the impact of risky health conditions and improve their health. In England, about 8 million people have recorded hypertension, or high blood pressure, which often accompanies other risky conditions, including type […]
Gillian Gatiss, a dietitian in the Addenbrooke’s team that works with patients awaiting liver transplantation, has been awarded the HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship through the ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions. She is set to advance knowledge through her PhD at the University of Cambridge about how the nutritional status […]
Research to improve the early detection of cancers in GP surgeries will be transformed with a £5m funding award from Cancer Research UK. The Catalyst Award, which aims to help researchers deliver trailblazing progress in their field with long-lasting results, has gone to the Cambridge-led CanTest project. The CanTest team, led by Dr Fiona Walter […]
NIHR School of Primary Care Research: General Practice Career Progression Fellowships 2017. Applications for these part-time awards are invited from general practitioners with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in academic primary care.
Recently the NSPCC revealed that it had counselled 11,706 young people for anxiety in 2015-2016 via its Childline telephone counselling services—a 35% rise from the previous year. Most shockingly, a child in distress telephones Childline every thirty minutes to talk about feelings of suicide. Fast forward 10 to 15 years and the state of adolescent […]