News and events
18 January 2021
A new measure of complexity in primary care, which could help with allocating resources based on the practice population’s level of need, has been developed by NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative supported researchers.
Comparing infrared thermometers with more traditional methods for measuring children's body temperature
8 December 2020
General practitioners commonly measure children’s temperature using a thermometer placed in the armpit or ear canal. New ’non-contact’ thermometers use infrared light to measure temperature without touching the child. They are easy to use and there is no risk of passing on infections. However, we do not know how well they measure temperature compared with thermometers that use the armpit or the ear.
20 April 2020
A digital tool to make it easier to understand how medical device regulations apply to your product in the current climate.
20 April 2020
The NIHR has established a single, national prioritisation process for COVID-19 research to prevent duplication of effort and ensure that the resources and capacity of the healthcare system are not exceeded.
5 March 2020
Are there differences in symptoms between viral and bacterial respiratory tract infections that doctors could use to distinguish between the two types of infection and thus reduce antibiotic over prescribing?
How can the NHS be made more attractive for hosting commercial medical device studies? Insights from an NIHR industry engagement workshop
8 January 2018
Alex is a post-doctoral researcher in the Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences (IRIHS) group in Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. He has a broad social science interest in medical innovation and health research policy. He tweets as @rushforthad