Research News

How does the HTA work?

Friday, 27 February 2015 16:20

The first of a series of articles from Professor Tom Walley, Director of the NIHR HTA Programme, covers how the HTA staff prioritise topics for research and for funding.

NIHR's Benefits Advice Service for involvement in research activities

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:38

A new confidential service has been launched offering personal advice and support on how payment of fees and expenses for public involvement might affect people in receipt of state benefits. In partnership with others, NIHR is offering a service that covers advice on payment of fees and expenses for public involvement in health or social care research, service design or service delivery. The service will be provided by Bedford Citizens Advice Bureau, initially as a pilot for one year. The confidential service is for members of the public involved with NIHR organisations or NIHR funded research projects and for staff within NIHR organisations who are supporting members of the public to get involved. Further information is available on the INVOLVE website.

Spotlight on Hepatitis

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:56

To mark World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched "Spotlight on Hepatitis" - an online resource highlighting recent breakthroughs in Hepatitis C research which are leading to better treatments for hepatitis C patients.

The online resource includes information on a revolutionary treatment approach to Hepatitis C. A new generation of oral drugs with minimal side effects have been developed which block the virus and stop it from replicating. Published results of the recent Turquoise-II trial showed that one such drug cured more than 90% of patients of hepatitis C within 12 weeks.

As well as reading interviews with patients describing how taking part in ground-breaking research studies has changed their lives, visitors can also learn how collaboration between researchers and the life-sciences industry is helping patients to gain access to cutting-edge treatments sooner. Find out more at www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/spotlightonhepatitis

 

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