News and events
NIHR launches new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
29 September 2022
The NIHR is comitted to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is embedded in everything it does. Launching today (28th September) the EDI it an important step in realising this commitment.
Three out of four people with heart failure could be diagnosed sooner, potentially improving quality of life and reducing costs to the healthcare system.
30 November 2021
Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported that only 1 in 4 people diagnosed with heart failure received a simple, recommended blood test that could have resulted in an earlier diagnosis at a more treatable stage.
BLOG: Natriuretic peptide testing and heart failure survival
28 June 2021
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and GP Dr Clare Taylor gives a breakdown of the findings and their importance of a recent publication on heart failure and natriuretic peptide testing by herself and colleagues.
New way to measure complexity in primary care
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.
COVID-19: Online Medical Device Regulation Tool Goes Live
20 April 2020
A digital tool to make it easier to understand how medical device regulations apply to your product in the current climate.
The NIHR's Response to COVID-19
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.
Courses, events and workshops
Diagnostics for Early Cancer Detection Workshop (Exact Date TBC with participants)
Tuesday, 02 May 2023
This online workshop will provide the opportunity for developers of early cancer detection diagnostics to have focussed discussions with researchers from the NIHR Community Healthcare MIC and its strategic partners who have expertise in early cancer detection. Developers will receive immediate advice from the team, and we will discuss the potential to take technologies forward into joint funding applications.
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