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Welcome to Katherine Allen, Research Nurse

I started my nursing career on coronary care at UHCW but wanting a broader experience of nursing I soon took up agency nursing and took trips overseas to volunteer in developing countries. After a year of some very rewarding experiences . . . .

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 15:46 | Tags: Local News Winter 2020

Snacktivity: to Promote Physical Activity and Reduce Future Risk of Disease

Loughborough University, in partnership with the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Edinburgh, and Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust, has been awarded £2.2 million from the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Board to develop a new approach to promoting physical activity in the population called Snacktivity. The programme of research involves five work packages, and this third work package is building on from previous activities.

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 11:40 | Tags: Local Research Winter 2020 Study

Hydroxychloroquine prevention of COVID-19

We are looking at whether hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis can protect healthcare workers from catching COVID-19.

Do you work in a GP surgery, dental surgery or opticians and are interested in taking part?

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 11:07 | Tags: COVID-19 Winter 2020 Study

Scottish Commission for Learning Disability: COVID-19 Guided Self-help Booklet Series

The University of Glasgow, with assistance from colleagues at Lancaster University, the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, have published a series of guided self-help booklets developed to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 10:56 | Tags: Current New COVID-19 Winter 2020

Care Companion

Recruiting via General Practices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwickshire, starting January 2021; taking expressions of interest now.

Care Companion is a unique online individually tailored resource, designed for informal carers who look after family and friends with long term or life limiting conditions. It has been developed by a team from Warwick Medical School together with a panel of carers to help individuals with caring responsibilities cope with ever-changing physical, emotional and social care needs.

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 10:53 | Tags: CRN Local Research Winter 2020 Study

eTHOS: enhancing The Health Of NHS Staff

Absenteeism and presenteeism costs the NHS approximately £2.4 billion per year and is associated with worse patient outcomes.

The main causes of NHS staff absenteeism are musculoskeletal complaints and mental ill-health. Lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity and low levels of exercise leading to poor cardiovascular health are also important factors.

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 10:49 | Tags: CRN Winter 2020 Study


RAPTOR-C19 is a research study to assess the accuracy of different rapid tests for COVID-19 for patients in the community. The question is whether rapid tests, which give results within minutes/hours, are as accurate as standard laboratory tests. Research will take place in GP surgeries or COVID-19 testing sites. Accurate rapid tests mean quicker decisions about patient care and self-isolation and so are key to our efforts to control COVID-19.

Wed 04 Nov 2020, 10:35 | Tags: COVID-19 Winter 2020 Study

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