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25th March 2021

UK Government sets out bold vision for the future of clinical research delivery

Strengthen the UK’s renowned research expertise as a world-leader in designing and delivering research Ambitious vision to unlock the true potential of research putting patients and NHS at its heart Using the lessons from COVID-19 to build back better, the government will create a patient-centred, pro-innovation and digitally-enabled research environment. Patients, clinicians and researchers across…

21st March 2021

New Study To Evaluate How Well Shielding Against COVID-19 Works

  Shielding vulnerable people has been central to the response to COVID-19, but how well does it work?   A Swansea University research team are to examine the evidence, to see what lessons can be learned for the future. Working with the NHS, the researchers, from the University’s Medical School, will consider how shielding affected deaths, hospital…

16th March 2021

Warning over effects of pandemic on young people’s mental health

Triggers for self-harm and poor mental health are aggravated by pandemic restrictions, according to experts. They have now issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people. Professor Tamsin Ford, of the University of Cambridge, and colleagues including Professor Ann John, of Swansea University Medical…

16th March 2021

One year of Welsh research into COVID-19

On 28 February, it was confirmed that the first person in Wales has tested positive for a virus called coronavirus. Just a few weeks later, on 10 March the first urgent public health COVID-19 study opened in Wales, an observational studying which enabled the scientific community to understand more about the spread of this deadly…

16th March 2021

New COVID-19 social care study possible due to data from Social Care Wales

The study will be the first to look at the risk COVID-19 poses to the care workers who support people at home in Wales. It has been made possible due to the quality and quantity of registered workforce data that Social Care Wales hold. Sharing this data with the internationally recognised Secure Anonymised Information Linkage…

15th March 2021

Study finds health and wellbeing is a priority for primary school pupils and staff after lockdown

Research into the impact of school closures during the pandemic has found health and wellbeing is a priority for pupils and staff in Wales who are returning to the classroom today (15 March). Studies conducted by the HAPPEN Wales primary school network (Health and Attainment of Pupils in a Primary Education Network), asked more than…

12th March 2021

Sight loss survey highlights experiences of visual hallucinations

A total of 19% of those living with sight loss and half of those with severe sight loss have experienced visual hallucinations, a Fight for Sight survey has revealed. Of those surveyed who have experienced visual hallucinations, 20% said it impacted their mental health, four in 10 said it affected their ability to go about…

12th March 2021

Wales’ life-changing rare disease research

A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people. One hundred and seventy-five thousand people in Wales will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives. There are over 6,000 rare diseases, more than 70% of which are genetic in origin. Undertaking research in this area is…

26th February 2021

Celebrating Good Clinical Practice: reflecting on a decade of training in Wales

In November 2020, Lynette Lane, the Support and Delivery Centre’s Senior Training and Development Manager, was recognised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for 10 years of facilitating Good Clinical Practice training in Wales. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for all Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal…

26th February 2021

Global research into how the vulnerable have been hit by government and health system responses to Covid-19

Academics from Swansea University are part of an international study exploring the impact of Covid-19 governmental responses on vulnerable groups. COVINFORM is one of 23 new research projects funded by the European Commission with a total of €128 million to address the continuing coronavirus pandemic and its effects. Professor Sergei Shubin, director of the University’s…