How the NHS is structured- Infographic

The changes to the NHS that came into force on 1 April 2013 are complex.

This infographic poster aims to explain, in a simplified way, to both patients and
staff, how the new NHS is structured. Not every aspect is included because it would
be overly complex, but we hope that you find it useful. Download the poster here.

NHS Employers

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News from Health Technology Assessments

Cancer drug can treat blindness finds HTA funded research

A cheap cancer drug is just as effective and safe in treating a common cause of loss of vision as an expensive alternative, finds research funded by the NIHR HTA Programme. [more…] 

Liver function tests not efficient in identifying specific disease

Liver function tests (LFTs) result in many false positive results for each case of disease detected, and are not an efficient way to diagnose liver disease. They should be used sparingly in primary care, concludes a study funded by the NIHR HTA Programme. [more…]

Study to compare haemorrhoid treatments

A study funded by the NIHR HTA Programme could change the standard procedure for treating the painful condition of haemorrhoids. [more…]

NIHR Themed Call: Early Announcement – UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Antimicrobial Resistance themed call has now launched. Application forms are available from participating programmes’ websites between July and December 2013, with the HTA and EME Programmes opening first. This call is for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance and consequent morbidity. [more…]


 

 

 

 

 

Funding opportunities

Commissioned research

 

The broader brief – a new way of commissioning

 

We are launching a new initiative to potentially commission a number of varied research proposals under the same research brief. This broader brief is in the field of MRI scanning in planning epilepsy surgery. Deadline for applications is 1pm on 29 August 2013. Full details, application forms and guidance notes are available on the HTA website. [more…]

 

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Evidence Synthesis: one stage (full proposal)

Proposals are invited on three topics. The deadline for applications is 1pm on 29 August 2013. Full details, application forms and guidance notes are available on the HTA website. [more…]

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Primary Research: two stage (outline to full proposal)

Proposals are invited on 20 topics. Deadline for applications is 1pm on 29 August 2013. Full details and guidance for applicants are available on the HTA website. [more…]

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Clinical Evaluation and Trials

Applications are considered three times a year. The next cut-off deadline for proposals is 1pm on 2 September 2013. Full details, application forms and guidance notes are available on the HTA website. [more…]

Clinical Evaluation and Trials upcoming cut-off dates

6 January 2014

12 May 2014

8 September 2014 

Good practice in social care …Health & Social Care in the Community

Abstract

This article reports findings from a scoping review of the literature on good practice in social care for disabled adults and older people with severe and complex needs. Scoping reviews differ from systematic reviews, in that they aim to rapidly map relevant literature across an area of interest. This review formed part of a larger study to identify social care service models with characteristics desired by people with severe and complex needs and scope the evidence of effectiveness.

Follow the title link to read the full article.