Victoria Shepherd

Victoria Shepherd


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Right Evidence, Better Decisions: National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre

Posted on 19 July 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

Background Earlier this month I was invited to attend an event at the Wellcome Collection in London being held to launch the latest themed review by the National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre. The Dissemination Centre help clinicians, commissioners and patients to make evidence-based decisions about which treatments and practices are most effective and
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From NHS Critical Care Nurse To NIHR Researcher

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

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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Mental Capacity Action in Research Event

Posted on 27 March 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

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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Delegates who presented at the event and Centre Director, Professor Kerry Hood (6th from left).

Developing Research Priorities in Care Homes into Collaborative Projects

Posted on 22 August 2016 by Victoria Shepherd

A recent workshop organised by the Centre for Trials Research and PRIME Centre Wales brought together experts in Wales with an interest in care for the older person, so they could begin to develop research ideas collaboratively. Establishing research priorities The Centre for Trials Research recently conducted a Research Priority Setting in Care Homes study which invited care home staff
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