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Unnecessary Harm Caused by Informed Consent

Posted on 10 May 2021 by Jeremy Howick

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has funded a project to reduce unnecessary harm caused by the way potential trial harms are communicated to potential patients. Making informed consent more ethical Patients need to be informed about potential risks of taking part in clinical trials. A problem is that there are no standards telling researchers or
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All Wales RDCS: Preparing to Write a Research Funding Application (2021)

Posted on 4 May 2021 by Claire Nollett

The All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) supports staff working within the National Health Service and social care to develop high quality research funding proposals. The RDCS is funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales. On Thursday 29th April, we kicked off our programme of events for 2021, with an
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Purple Day 2021: Why Epilepsy Research Is So Vital

Posted on 26 March 2021 by Cheney Drew

The 26th March is otherwise known as ‘Purple Day’- a day where people are encouraged to where purple in recognition and support of people with epilepsy (PwE). Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological condition, affecting between 1-3% of the population. It can affect anyone and although specific epilepsy syndromes ae associated with particular age groups,
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Neurodiversity During A Pandemic – One Parent’s Experience

Posted on 9 March 2021 by Claire Johnson

Unbelievably we are reaching the 1-year anniversary of our move to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to mark the anniversary and celebrate international women’s day (March 8th 2021) by writing about motherhood, caring for my eldest son who is autistic and non-verbal, and balancing my career during the pandemic. During “normal”
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