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Study raises money for local charityPosted on 14 December 2017 The Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University recently conducted a study into musculoskeletal pain - and raised £1,600 for Alice Charity in the process.
Study aims to tackle long-term health conditions in the West MidlandsPosted on 30 November 2017 Researchers from the Research Institute are looking for people across the West Midlands to take part in a study which aims to better understand the impact of long-term health conditions on a person’s everyday life.
Prognosis Research: Sharing our expertisePosted on 30 November 2017 The Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences hosted its first 3-day course on Statistical Methods and Risk Prediction Models on 14th to 16th November 2017. The course was a huge success, welcoming participants from far and wide (Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, The Netherlands, Denmark and Thailand).
GP awarded fellowship to research self-harmPosted on 09 November 2017 GP Dr Faraz Mughal has been awarded an In-Practice Fellowship at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences to research the care available to young people who self-harm.
Back pain: errors, innovation and implementationPosted on 09 November 2017 Members from the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (‘iPCHS’) joined colleagues from the West Midlands Clinical Research Network (‘WMCRN’) and University of Birmingham’s (‘UoB’) Health Economics team for this year’s Society for Back Pain Research Annual General Meeting in Northampton.
Optimising the management of musculoskeletal foot disorders in older peoplePosted on 31 October 2017 Professor Hylton Menz, a Visiting Professor and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University (Australia), has been awarded a prestigious Senior Research Fellowship build a program of research aimed at improving health outcomes for older people with musculoskeletal foot disorders.
Global Health in SingaporePosted on 26 October 2017 As part of the Research Institute’s for Primary Care and Health Sciences Global Health initiative, team members showcased their primary care research expertise and discussed the potential for future research opportunities during a recent visit to the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Providing professional leadership for Clinical Informatics in the UKPosted on 31 October 2017 Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Professor Christian Mallen, has been appointed as a Founding Fellow for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. Fellows will be responsible for helping build the new faculty and providing professional leadership in the UK, thus, establishing clinical informatics as a recognised and respected profession.
Study reports dramatic rise in self-harm among teenage girlsPosted on 18 October 2017 A recent study using anonymised data from 600 general practices has found a 68% rise in reports of self-harm in girls aged between 13 and 16, from 2011 and 2014. The rate of teenage girls reporting self-harm was considerably greater than boys. Despite this rise in self-harm, referral to mental health specialist services was lower, especially in socially deprived areas.
Keele Academic GP joins NHS decision makers to improve local partnerships and patient engagementPosted on 11 October 2017 Dr Lorna Clarson, a local GP and Keele University NIHR Clinical Lecturer, has been appointed as Clinical Director for Partnerships and Engagement on the governing board of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Dr Clarson will be working alongside influential local NHS leaders to build partnerships and better engage with patients within the area.
Study settles debate over giving stroke patients routine oxygenPosted on 26 September 2017 A national trial involving more than 8,000 patients has revealed that giving oxygen to stroke victims makes no difference to their recovery or chances of survival.
iPCHS success at RCGP Research Paper of the Year AwardsPosted on 21 September 2017 The Royal College of General Practitioners 2016 Research Paper of the Year Awards took place on Tuesday 19th September 2017. Researchers from the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences were authors on two papers which went on to win their category.
Prestigious fellowship awarded to support further research on the impacts of pre-eclampsiaPosted on 01 September 2017 Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Keele Lecturer, Dr Pensee Wu, has been selected for a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Fellowship, which will allow her to further study the impact of pre-eclampsia.
Improving the recognition of anxiety and depression in rheumatoid arthritisPosted on 24 August 2017 A study conducted by Keele University shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are also suffering with anxiety or depression may avoid talking to their GP about their mental health symptoms.
Keele Clinical Trials Unit awarded full UKCRC registrationPosted on 24 August 2017 The Keele Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is one of 46 units to be successfully registered by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) in recognition of their quality and expertise in clinical research within a primary and secondary care setting.
Wolstanton Medical Centre becomes Keele Academic PracticePosted on 03 August 2017 Keele University, NHS North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups are delighted to announce that Wolstanton Medical Centre will be the first Keele Academic General Practice in Northern Staffordshire.
Become a Keele Primary Care Research FellowPosted on 27 July 2017 Are you a local healthcare professional with an interest in primary care research? Are you committed to improving health and care? Then we want to hear from you! Local CCGs have joined forces with the West Midlands CRN and Keele University, and are seeking applications from local healthcare professionals to undertake a one-year research fellowship.
Impact Accelerator Unit shortlisted for Innovative Team of the YearPosted on 27 July 2017 The Research Institute’s Impact Acceleration Unit were awarded ‘runner-up’ for ‘Innovative Team of the Year’ at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Celebration of Innovation Awards on the 20th July 2017. Being shortlisted for such an award recognises the Team’s hard work and dedication to delivering innovative work to improve local healthcare and patient outcomes.
Professor Hay becomes one of few non-GPs to be awarded RCGP FellowshipPosted on 20 July 2017 Professor Elaine Hay, Director of the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS), has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The Fellowship is the RCGP’s highest award; of which few are offered to non-GPs.
Promoting General Practice through ResearchPosted on 13 July 2017 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has awarded Society of Academic Primary Care Treasurer and Senior Academic GP, Dr Jo Protheroe, the RCGP John Fry award for her leadership and work in the field of Health Literacy.
Successful appointment to the UKTMN Working GroupPosted on 22 June 2017 Senior Trials Manager, Sarah Lawton, has been appointed to the UK Trial Managers Network, which will provide a leading trial management profile for Keele's Clinical Trials Unit and build the CTU trial management expertise.
From the West Midlands to Madrid: Flying the research flag at EULAR 2017Posted on 22 June 2017 The 18th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a second visit to the beautiful city of Madrid on the 14-17 June, where several researchers from Keele University’s Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences showcased their dedication to the research of inflammatory conditions.
Dutch Sociology Association awards Keele PhD student National Thesis PrizePosted on 22 June 2017 Kay Polidano, a first year doctorate student at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS) recently attended a ceremony in Brussels, where she was awarded the prestigious Dutch National Thesis Prize, for her master’s research in the use of remote care technology in later life.
iPCHS Postgraduate Research Students awarded Santander Research ScholarshipsPosted on 25 May 2017 Isabela Troya Bermeo and Alessandro Andreucci, Postgraduate Research Students at the Research Institute have both been awarded Santander Research Scholarships which will contribute to overseas visits to international institutions as part of their doctoral research.
Life Time Achievement Award for Dr. Saeed FarooqPosted on 12 May 2017 iPCHS Clinical Senior Lecturer, Dr Saeed Farooq, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Khyber Medical University (Peshawar, Pakistan) for his vital contribution to the success of the University, and his dedication to research and medical education.
Heart failure more fatal than common cancersPosted on 04 May 2017 A study led by Keele University, in collaboration with the Universities of Aberdeen and Manchester, shows that men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with most common types of cancer.
iPCHS gout research is a ‘Jewel in the Crown’ at Rheumatology 2017Posted on 04 May 2017 Dr Ed Roddy’s clinical trial ‘CONTACT’ was a ‘Jewel in the Crown’ at this year’s British Society for Rheumatology (‘BSR’) conference, which took place in Birmingham last week.
Student triumph at 2017 EPCCS Cardiovascular Summit for Primary CarePosted on 07 April 2017 Dr Randula Haththotuwa has been awarded first prize for her oral presentation at this year’s European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society which took place in Dublin from 30-31st March 2017.
Student success at 2017 Academic Clinical Fellow ConferencePosted on 30 March 2017 Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS) students, Annabelle Machin and Randula Haththotuwa, have been awarded first and second prize for their oral presentations at this year’s General Practitioner (GP) Academic Clinical Fellow Conference.
Dr Jo Protheroe appointed as Honorary Health Literacy Clinical AdvisorPosted on 16 March 2017 Dr Protheroe, GP and Senior Lecturer at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, has been appointed as an advocate for Health Literacy for NHS England, a role which aims to help raise the awareness and importance of Health Literacy in England.
Fellowship of the Faculty of Public HealthPosted on 09 March 2017 Professor Christian Mallen has been awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health through distinction, in recognition of his clinical and academic contribution to public health.
Study reveals pre-eclampsia significantly increases risk of heart disease in later lifePosted on 21 February 2017 Research led by Keele University has demonstrated that women who suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times more likely to have heart failure in later life.
Improving Care for patients with Medically Unexplained SymptomsPosted on 21 February 2017 Patients with Medically Unexplained Symptoms account for a high proportion of NHS activity. An expert reference group, chaired by Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham (iPCHS) (on behalf of RCGP) and Dr Simon Heyland (on behalf of (RCPsych), has developed commissioning guidelines to help improve the services that clinicians provide to patients suffering with MUS.
Dr Toby Helliwell awarded prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of GPsPosted on 16 February 2017 Dr Toby Helliwell, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences (iPCHS) has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) fellowship in recognition of his significant contribution to general practice.
Prestigious Clinical Lectureship award in Physiotherapy goes to iPCHS’ Dr Martin ThomasPosted on 03 February 2017 Health Education England and the National Institute for Health Research have awarded a Clinical Lectureship in Physiotherapy to Dr Martin Thomas, a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Primary Care Sciences. The award will allow Martin to make a significant contribution to clinical practice whilst also supporting his development as a potential clinical academic leader.
iPCHS PhD Student, Emma Parry, is awarded RCGP Grant to further support her studiesPosted on 19 January 2017 Emma Parry, PhD student and Academic Clinical Fellow at the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, has recently been awarded the Scientific Foundation Board (‘SFB’) Practitioner Grant by the Royal College of General Practitioners (‘RCGP’), which will be used to help fund her research study.
Royal College of General Practitioners Conference 2016 by Dr Annabelle MachinPosted on 08 November 2016 The 2016 annual Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) conference took place in Harrogate, 6th - 8th October 2016. Theme of ‘Energising Primary Care’.
Musculoskeletal Bulletin 12
The latest bulletin from the Musculoskeletal Matters series entitled "Living well with chronic pain in later life" is now available. Visit the Bulletins link to find out more and download a printable pdf.
21 October 2016