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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

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

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…

29th June 2021

Wales led study finds induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not improve survival

A study into the effectiveness of cooling the body temperature of cardiac arrest patients, led in the UK by University Hospital Wales (UHW) and supported by Health and Care Research Wales, has found the treatment does not improve chances of survival. Since the early 2000s, best practice has been to cool unconscious cardiac arrest patients…

23rd June 2021

GeneFirst Awarded €2.8m in Horizon 2020 Grant Funding for Rapid Covid-19 Diagnostic

RedKnight are delighted to have supported GeneFirst with its successful application to Horizon 2020, securing the innovative med-tech start-up and its 4 collaborating partners (two SMEs and two hospitals) over €2.8m in grant funding. In total, 144 applications were submitted to the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) competition, of which 8 projects have been selected for funding (6%…

23rd June 2021

Football star shares first-hand experience of life with diabetes at online Q&A

Former Swansea City star and USA international footballer Jordan Morris is teaming up with Swansea University to discuss how he manages to combine a career in top-flight sport with type 1 diabetes.   He will be the special guest at webinar hosted by University sports scientists aimed at not only sharing how Jordan has overcome…

23rd June 2021

Adapting and evolving – how the Diabetes Research Group Swansea Laboratory is continuing vital diabetes research through the pandemic

The last year has been a huge challenge for every area of health and care research, with many professionals facing redeployment on to urgent public health studies relating to COVID-19. The Diabetes Research Group Swansea Laboratory, part funded by Health and Care Research Wales, was no different. The team had to adapt key projects whilst…