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Health research receives £18m boost

Posted in: Medical Negligence 

£18m has been awarded to health researchers in Oxford and the Thames Valley in an attempt to improve the services used most by the NHS. The money has been awarded to allow the health researchers to investigate how best to deliver services to people with the greatest need, with areas such as ‘care for elderly patients’ and chronic pain sufferers requiring great improvements. The research will ensure that the area’s patients have access to many new innovative treatments and techniques in the near future.

This research has been partially funded by the National Institute for Health Research, with matched funding also coming from services including the local authorities, local health trusts and CCGs, charities, businesses and the University of Oxford.

Will allow ‘evidence-based changes’

Oxford Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) said that the aim of the research is to “develop new ways of providing services and supporting patient self-management, as well further developing integration of services across organisational boundaries”.

Not only is the funding intended for purely research-based activity, but it will also allow rapid implementation of “evidence-based changes for the benefit of the patients”. With the project revolving around ‘five core themes’, CLAHRC said that one objective is the development and introduction of new technology that will enable people who suffer from obesity, or illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, to self manage their condition.

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