Infections

Our PrEP Research And What It Means To Wales (And Beyond)

Posted on 4 July 2020 by Kerry Hood

Background A few days ago, the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health, Vaughan Gething, announced that the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (known as PrEP) to prevent HIV would become routine in the NHS in Wales following assessment by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG). This follows a three year research evaluation after the AWMSG had
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World Sepsis Day 2019

Posted on 13 September 2019 by Kerry Hood

How can we reduce deaths from sepsis without contributing to the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)? Today on World Sepsis Day (13th September 2019), as both members of the public and health professionals alike, we can all learn more about how to spot signs of sepsis.  Whilst there are many conditions where a watchful waiting
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FLIGHT study is celebrating 5 milstones

FLIGHT Study Milestones: Researching Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Posted on 22 November 2018 by Julie Pell

FLIGHT is a multicentre randomised trial of First Line treatment pathways for newly diagnosed Immune Thrombocytopenia: Standard steroid treatment versus combined steroid and mycophenolate.  Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Study background Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an illness that causes bruising and bleeding owing to a low platelet count (blood cells essential for
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My Fellowship, PrEP And Beyond

Posted on 2 October 2018 by David Gillespie

Dr David Gillespie is Deputy Director of the Infections, Inflammation and Immunity Division in the Centre for Trials Research – and starts a Health and Care Research Wales Funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship this week. He talks about his background, motivation and ambitions for the future – as well as why he is focusing on research for
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INDUCE Study Wins ‘Jewel In The Crown’ Presentation At The College Of Podiatry Annual Conference And Exhibition In Glasgow

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Richard Haggerty

I presented at The College of Podiatry annual conference and exhibition in Glasgow on the 17th Nov 2016. The INDUCE study was selected as the Jewel in the Crown presentation from around 50 entries of short papers and poster presentations. Following a prize giving I was able to present, on the main stage, an overview of
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