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Recruitment for Critical Care Trials – What Strategies Work Best? Findings From an Intercalated Medical Student Project

Recruitment for Critical Care Trials – What Strategies Work Best? Findings From an Intercalated Medical Student Project

Posted on 3 February 2021 by Victoria Shepherd

Timia Raven-Gregg writes:  Following my fourth year at medical school, I decided that I wanted to gain a better understanding of clinical research and have the opportunity to undertake a research […]

International Year Of The Nurse And Midwife 2020 – Celebrating Nurses And Midwives’ Roles In The Work Of The Centre For Trials Research

International Year Of The Nurse And Midwife 2020 – Celebrating Nurses And Midwives’ Roles In The Work Of The Centre For Trials Research

Posted on 29 January 2020 by Victoria Shepherd

The World Health Organization has dedicated 2020 to nurses and midwives to create a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to showcase the critical role that the nursing and midwifery professions […]

NIHR Fellowship Project Exploring Research Involving Adults Lacking Capacity To Consent – Our Public And Patient Involvement Journey

NIHR Fellowship Project Exploring Research Involving Adults Lacking Capacity To Consent – Our Public And Patient Involvement Journey

Posted on 28 October 2019 by Victoria Shepherd

Project exploring research involving adults who lack capacity to consent For the past 3 years I have been conducting a project exploring the ethical, legal, and practical challenges that may […]

Clinical Trials As A Catalyst For Change In The ‘Big Easy’ – The 40th Society For Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Clinical Trials As A Catalyst For Change In The ‘Big Easy’ – The 40th Society For Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Victoria Shepherd

By Victoria Shepherd and Nigel Kirby A taste of New Orleans At times New Orleans felt very much like Wales…… wet. However, when the sun came out and the puddles […]

Improving Care In Long-Term Care In Brazil And Europe Through Growing Research Collaborations – The LOTUS Initiative

Improving Care In Long-Term Care In Brazil And Europe Through Growing Research Collaborations – The LOTUS Initiative

Posted on 8 May 2019 by Victoria Shepherd

Sowing the seeds of collaboration In June 2018 I was fortunate to be selected to join a Newton Fund OPAL event in Brazil on identifying and addressing shared challenges of […]

Better Healthcare Through More Inclusive Research – A Dissemination Event On Innovations In Clinical Trials Design And Delivery For Under-Represented Groups

Better Healthcare Through More Inclusive Research – A Dissemination Event On Innovations In Clinical Trials Design And Delivery For Under-Represented Groups

Posted on 13 December 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

A vision for ‘better healthcare through more inclusive research’ During the past year, a project looking at innovations in clinical trials design and delivery for under-represented groups has been carried […]

Person-Centred Care In Care Homes – What Are The Outcomes That Matter? 

Person-Centred Care In Care Homes – What Are The Outcomes That Matter? 

Posted on 9 July 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Person-Centred Care In Care Homes Person-centred care has become firmly embedded in care home settings, policies, and guidance over that last two decades. NICE guidelines promote integrated and person-centred approaches, […]

Identifying And Addressing Shared Challenges In Conducting Health And Social Care Research For Older People (OPAL)

Identifying And Addressing Shared Challenges In Conducting Health And Social Care Research For Older People (OPAL)

Posted on 18 June 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Background To The OPAL Programme The world’s population is ageing: virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older people in their population. […]

#WhyWeDoResearch Tweetchat On Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent

#WhyWeDoResearch Tweetchat On Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent

Posted on 24 May 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Background to the #WhyWeDoResearch campaign The hugely successful #WhyWeDoResearch social media campaign was established in 2014 to raise research awareness and opportunities to staff, patients and the public, and to […]

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

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 […]