Blog: Local leadership in public involvement in research shows the way

The massive restructuring of UK clinical research according to new, local boundaries is a regular topic on this blog. My recent post about whether research was ready for the new localism prompted quite a response.   I doubted then the willingness of new organisations in this transformation to involve the patient voice. The associated engineering works to … Continue reading Blog: Local leadership in public involvement in research shows the way

Keep track of your medicines with ‘My Medication Passport’ c/o NW London CLAHRC

I seem to be visiting more CLAHRCs (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) next week than in all my time as a boy looking for new school shoes.  One of the CLAHRCs unfortunate enough to be visited by me is Northwest London. They've just launched a brilliant new tool to help patients … Continue reading Keep track of your medicines with ‘My Medication Passport’ c/o NW London CLAHRC

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) map and tender details for new AHSCs

I noticed a colleague had posted these on the Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN) Linkedin group discussion site (you will have to sign in/register). So thought it would be good to share them with a wider public audience.  Particularly as I would have thought an announcement following the tender process is due shortly.  An overall map of … Continue reading Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN) map and tender details for new AHSCs

New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation

If contemplating NHS change rest assured, and this from one who once visited Mt Etna, that the lava does solidify, some old structures do survive, and it is possible for new ones to be built with solid foundations. Herewith some new and some not so new 'kids' on the block in the world of research. … Continue reading New science networks herald more fertile ground for health innovation