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 . . . .
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.