Do you wish to make a difference to clinical research and intellectual property management in the NHS? As the volume of research and innovation supported by NUH increases, as Head of IP and Contracts you will provide the legal services which NUH requires in the research related fields of intellectual property, commercial, competition, governance and corporate law. Continue reading
The latest newsletter from CEBD has been published. Setting Priorities & Reducing Uncertainties for people with Skin Disease, it contains stories about Home Intervention of Light therapy for those suffering vitiligo and an update on the Eczema Priority Setting Partnership.
Three key initiatives designed to support the UK’s Life Sciences industry have been announced by Government including a new £180 million ‘valley of death’ catalyst fund for new medical breakthroughs. This fund will target the funding gap that exists – the so called ‘valley of death’ – between the moment that a bright new idea is developed in the laboratory and the point when a new drug or technology can be invested in by the market. Continue reading
Trust Research Activity tables are published in a brand new section on the Guardian newspaper’s website produced in association with the NIHR. Nottingham University Hospitals Trust takes third place for the number of studies and is well within the top ten of 397 Trusts for the number of recruited patients. The new site includes podcasts from Jonathan Sheffield and a lead article about making the case for clinical research in the NHS. Continue reading
Services provided by the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care will link datasets from GP and hospital care for the first time with a new Clinical Research Practice Datalink. This will provide the health service, pharmaceutical industry, academics and other professionals with unequalled levels of information about the outcomes of different treatments. Continue reading
The Health Research Authority launched today with the National Research Ethics Service as its core. The authority is designed to reduce the regulatory burden on research-active businesses, universities and the NHS, and improve the efficiency and robustness of decisions about … Continue reading
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement includes a report on progress achieved with the measures contained in the March 2011 Plan for Growth. We’ve reproduced here all the 16 paragraphs that relate to Healthcare and Life Sciences. Continue reading
Key staff members of the NIHR Research Design Service for the East Midlands have been invited to a national event to learn more about the NIHR Fellowships Programme, Round 5 of which includes Doctoral, Post-Doctoral, Career Development and Senior Research Fellowships. Respond by 1st December at the latest for this 9th December event at QMC. Continue reading
During a parliamentary debate on the NHS and the Care of Older People, Lilian Greenwood MP spoke extensively of her positive experiences on a visit to an NIHR funded Mental Health Unit at NUH. Lilian Greenwood represents Nottingham South.
“My first impression on entering ward B47 was that it was different from other wards that I have seen … I hope that where there is good practice in the care of older people in an NHS hospital it can be used effectively to improve quality of care and patient outcomes across the wider health service”
Neville Wright developed an innovative hand splint as a result of his experience treating patients with hand contractures within nursing homes. The hand splint deals with infection control issues of thermoplastic resting splints within nursing homes, whilst maintaining or serially extending hand contractures and preventing associated problems of hand contractures. Not only this, the splints are comfortable for patients and easy to fit by a single therapist as well as being cheap to produce and distribute. Continue reading