Month: March 2017

MCA_VS

From NHS Critical Care Nurse To NIHR Researcher

Posted on 31st March 2017 by

Background I first became interested in how decisions are made for those who are unable to make their own decisions during my clinical role as a critical care nurse. In an environment where extremely sick patients are unconscious and reliant on technology to support them through their critical illness, other people are required to make
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George and Claire

Too Much Information: World Autism Awareness Week

Posted on 30th March 2017 by

Background This week (March 27th – 2nd April 2017) is World Autism Awareness Week. Claire Johnson (Head of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs– Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University) gave a very personal presentation to Centre for Trials Research colleagues on autism based on the Too Much Information film by the National Autistic Society. The film
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MCA_HCRW

Mental Capacity Action in Research Event

Posted on 27th March 2017 by

The National Mental Capacity Forum and Health and Care Research Wales recently hosted the Mental Capacity: Action in Research conference in Cardiff, which aimed to bring together researchers and other key stakeholders (including research participants) from across the UK to develop a consensus about improving access to health and social care research for adults with
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UK Formula Marketing Bill Paves The Way For A Comprehensive Advertising Ban On Infant Formula

Posted on 9th March 2017 by

On 21 February 2017, the full text of the Feeding Products for Babies and Children (Advertising and Promotion) Bill, known as the Formula Marketing Bill for short, was released. The Bill heavily restricts the marketing of all food (including infant formula) for babies and children aged under three years. This includes the possibility of plain
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