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  • The PHA’s HSC R&D Division helps boost participation in dementia research
    their carers opportunities to take part in critical research into the condition One of the studies recruiting for volunteers in Northern Ireland is called AFFECT which is testing whether a commonly used treatment for high blood pressure can double up as a treatment for people with vascular dementia Volunteers who are recruited to the study will take the drug or a placebo pill for a year and undergo memory tests and two brain scans to monitor their progress Professor Peter Passmore from Queen s University Belfast is conducting this research and using Join Dementia Research to recruit volunteers He said I am delighted that the Join Dementia Research initiative is now to be available in N Ireland Dementia of whatever type is caused by neurodegenerative diseases and at present there is no cure There is a need for research into a great number of aspects of this condition This will involve studies in people with dementia their carers and also comparative studies with people who are not affected by any memory loss For over 20 years I have been involved with research into this condition and the advances in our understanding of the diseases involved has improved significantly Local people with and without dementia have been very good in terms of their participation in our studies Join Dementia Research will enable people to sign up to facilitate further research and from the researcher aspect this will greatly enhance our ability to recruit people and further expand our understanding of all aspects of dementia Gordon Kennedy from Belfast who cared for his wife with dementia said During her illness I supported my wife Phyllis through her participation in several clinical trials at Queen s University under the supervision of Peter Passmore and his team This experience has led to my involvement as a Research Volunteer with the Alzheimer s Society for the past 12 years Getting involved in research is so important to getting a clearer understanding of the condition and the devastating impact it can have on families I would definitely encourage others to get involved too The joindementiaresearch nihr ac uk website offers a secure and easy way for someone to register their interest discover studies that interest them and ultimately connect with researchers to take part in their studies Anyone aged 18 years or over can sign up themselves or on behalf of someone else either by registering online or by contacting the helplines of Alzheimer s Research UK 0300 111 5 111 and Alzheimer s Society 0300 222 1122 By signing up to the service people give permission for researchers to contact them with details of studies in their area that match their profile People can then decide if they would like to participate in those studies on a case by case basis By registering people do not have to take part in any studies and can opt out at any time Further information Caroline McIlwain Alzheimer s Society Northern Ireland Media and Communications Officer Caroline Mcilwain

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2638 (2016-02-11)
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  • PHA's HSC R&D monies support RCN winners
    behavioural interventions In addition to her Doctoral Fellowship Cherith has undertaken a Cochrane Fellowship funded by HSC R D Division She is also currently helping to lead on a Knowledge Exchange Award funded by the HSC R D Division which will use findings from research to provide staff with knowledge and awareness of how to help improve adjustment for children whose parents have cancer Dr Carmel Kelly South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Queen s University Belfast won the Nursing Research Award through her work with HIV positive women healthcare professionals and a professional production team to produce an innovative eLearning resource aimed at staff and managers from midwifery sexual health and education The resource entitled HIV and Pregnancy Prepared to Care was funded through an HSC R D Division Knowledge Transfer Award This incorporates key medical information with findings from research and brings to life patient and partner experiences and what it means for nurses midwives and doctors to be prepared to care for couples affected by HIV Speaking after the awards Dr Janice Bailie PHA Assistant Director Research Development Division said We are delighted to have been able to support Cherith and Carmel in these important

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2573 (2016-02-11)
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  • New website enabling health and social care research
    their new website at www research hscni net 1 The work of the HSC R D Division is based on the principle that the best health and social care must be underpinned by knowledge and well conducted research which can then be applied to the delivery of care The main focus of the website is to provide information on the funding opportunities and infrastructure that is available in Northern Ireland to enable health and social care research The Division will also use this new site to promote research related events and important news stories that will be relevant to a wide range of researchers and users of research In addition they intend to use the website to provide researchers based in Northern Ireland with the latest most relevant information on current research practice and the research environment within the HSC The website will also support those in HSC Trusts or other bodies who use the outputs from research findings It is becoming increasingly important for HSC R D to work alongside the life sciences industry and this new site will enable more effective communication with industry wishing to engage in research with HSC in Northern Ireland The website will also

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2544 (2016-02-11)
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  • Strategy for personal and public involvement
    Division s Personal and Public Involvement PPI Strategy which highlights the importance of involving patients and the public in research and outlines the progress already made in implementing PPI in research in Northern Ireland The strategy aims to encourage members of the public to get involved in research and urge researchers to involve service users and the public as partners in the research process Details Format 16 page A4 booklet

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2442 (2016-02-11)
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  • Clinical research: how to be involved
    researchers Each leaflet includes specific details on the NICRN s work in that area and reasons why clinical research plays such a vital role in improving the delivery of health and social care Details Format 1 3 A4 leaflet Target group Clinical research professionals and the general public Downloads Preview Attachment Size ChildHealth Leaflet 11 11 pdf 1 1 24 MB CriticalCare Leaflet 11 11 pdf 2 1 42 MB Dementia Leaflet 11 11 pdf 3 1 54 MB Diabetes Leaflet 11 11 pdf 4 1 48 MB PrimaryCare Leaflet 11 11 pdf 5 1 48 MB Respiratory Leaflet 11 11 pdf 6 1 46 MB Stroke Leaflet 11 11 pdf 7 1 48 MB Vision Leaflet 11 11 pdf 8 1 24 MB Renal Leaflet 10 12 pdf 9 1 15 MB HeartDisease Leaflet 09 13 pdf 10 1 7 MB MentalHealth Leaflet 05 14 pdf 11 1 48 MB 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency Source URL http www publichealthagency org publications clinical research how be involved Links 1 http www publichealthagency org sites default files ChildHealth Leaflet 11 11 pdf 2 http www publichealthagency org sites default files CriticalCare Leaflet 11

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1240 (2016-02-11)
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  • How can industry engage with the NICRN?
    leaflet is targeted towards commercial partners who may wish to conduct clinical trials within Health and Social Care HSC The NICRN offers a range of supports for commercial partners which allow clinical trials to get underway quickly and ensure they run smoothly Increasing opportunities for HSC service users to participate in clinical research and trials has the potential to bring benefits for the patients themselves and longer term benefits to

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1772 (2016-02-11)
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  • A Delphi study to identify research priorities for the therapy professions in Northern Ireland
    Priorities for the Therapy Professions in Northern Ireland were selected from professionals based in clinical and academic settings in the areas of physiotherapy occupational therapy speech and language therapy podiatry nutrition and dietetics and orthoptics The views of a group of key stakeholders in health and social care and a separate panel of service users were also gathered A copy of this report and an Executive Summary can be downloaded

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1228 (2016-02-11)
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  • Providing meaningful care: using the experiences of young suicidal men to inform mental health care services
    care using the experiences of young suicidal men to inform mental health care services Thu 01 12 2011 HSC Research and Development A short report using the experiences of young suicidal men to inform mental health care services Details Format A4 19 Pages Target group Healthcare professionals Downloads Preview Attachment Size ProvidingMeaningfulCare SHORT REPORT 1 369 57 KB 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1202 (2016-02-11)
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