Announcement of new contract for @NIHRINVOLVE awarded to the University of Southampton

Herewith a copy of the announcement that you will also find on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and INVOLVE websites to day about the award of the new INVOLVE contract.  This means INVOLVE now enters its second decade of being fully funded by the NIHR and the only such body of its kind … Continue reading Announcement of new contract for @NIHRINVOLVE awarded to the University of Southampton

Blog: We have the public to thank for this week’s well-informed decisions in health research

We have had two pieces of good news about health research of patient benefit this week. First, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued new guidance saying that tamoxifen or raloxifene taken daily for five years can cut breast cancer risk by 40%.  This means women at risk of developing breast cancer have … Continue reading Blog: We have the public to thank for this week’s well-informed decisions in health research

Bold ambition for lung cancer research just what the doctor ordered

I was delighted to see this getting considerable airtime on the radio this morning: the launch of the London Lung Cancer Alliance with its aim of recruiting 3000 lung patients into clinical trials per year. Lung cancer is on the rise in the UK and it is a difficult condition for which to raise public awareness and … Continue reading Bold ambition for lung cancer research just what the doctor ordered

NIHR Funding Announcement and hats-off to Diabetes UK

The UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced £775 million worth of funding over five years for translational research.  The funding will be made available through NIHR to NHS/university partnerships. Also, in what has to be an exemplar for others in terms of dissemination, Diabetes UK have today made a very public … Continue reading NIHR Funding Announcement and hats-off to Diabetes UK