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09th July 2021

New Signage Unveiled in Support of People Living with Hidden Illnesses

New signage to be used on accessible public toilets has been unveiled by Pelican and Respond Healthcare, aimed at educating the public and garnering greater understanding of the needs of people living with hidden illnesses such as a stoma; and Cardiff Council is the first Local Authority in Wales to pilot the signage. Designed and…

09th July 2021

Meet the new facilitators at ENRICH Cymru

The Enabling Research In Care Homes (ENRICH) Cymru network was established in 2018 to support and facilitate the growth of life-changing health and social care research in care homes across Wales. Since its creation, the network has recruited 22 care homes across Wales and supported the delivery and facilitation of 15 research studies. With momentum…

09th July 2021

Survey on Research Career Pathways for health and social care professionals

Health and Care Research Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales are undertaking a collaborative project reviewing the training and career development pathways for researchers in health and social care research in Wales, working closely with Social Care Wales. We are examining whether the pathways are fit for purpose and considering what improvements could be made….

09th July 2021

Nathan Wyburn: Vaccination Art

Artist Nathan Wyburn has been commissioned by The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to create a piece of art to recognise the hard work and dedication of those working on the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme within Cardiff and Vale University Health…

09th July 2021

Welsh researchers contribute to covid-19 study which finds life-saving antibody treatment

The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial, which is running in seven health boards across Wales, has found a new treatment to reduce hospital stay and chances of severely ill COVID-19 patients needing a ventilator. The study found that the Regeneron treatment, a combination of two antibodies produced in a lab, neutralises the ability of…

09th July 2021

New Clinical Research Practitioners register launched

Health and Care Research Wales has welcomed the launch of a new UK-wide professional accreditation scheme for Clinical Research Practitioners (CRPs). The accredited register, launched by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is part of a UK plan to double the number of CRPs to 2,000 over the next few years. CRP is an umbrella…

09th July 2021

Care homes in Wales at the forefront of the latest COVID-19 treatments

Care homes across Wales are being asked to take part in a ground-breaking trial looking at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and its severity in care homes as part in the trial called PROTECT-CH. The trial needs as many as 750 care homes from across the UK, with at least 40 from Wales, to contribute…

09th July 2021

Welsh researchers report early signs of vision preservation from stem cells used to treat glaucoma

Researchers funded by Fight for Sight, in partnership with Glaucoma UK and Health and Care Research Wales, have been conducting research into the use of stem cells to prevent sight loss from glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world and Glaucoma Awareness Week (28 June – 2 July) highlights the challenges for…

09th July 2021

Brand-new Health and Care Research Wales prize awards launched

Health and Care Research Wales has launched a brand-new set of prize awards to celebrate the achievements of the research community in Wales over the past 12 months. Two new categories have been introduced to this year’s annual awards, alongside our successful Public Involvement Award, which we’ve marked for the last four years. Could you…

09th July 2021

Adults with COVID-19 symptoms urged to join treatments trial for recovery at home

Residents across Wales with COVID-19 symptoms are being urged to join the world’s largest trial of treatments at home to prevent deterioration from coronavirus. Led by University of Oxford researchers, and supported by Health and Care Research Wales, the Platform Randomised Trial of Treatments in the Community for Epidemic and Pandemic Illnesses (PRINCIPLE) trial is…