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A new quick guide to patient and public involvement (PPI) in evaluation has been launched on the CLAHRC West website. The leaflet is for evaluators and commissioners of evaluation in health and social care.

A member of the MOVE-HIT Patient and Public Involvement Group has written a series of books to help those affected by Parkinson’s to begin a dialogue with the children whom they care about.

The University of Bristol launched the Bristol Medical School on Tuesday 1 August, comprising around 1,330 students and 900 staff. This marks a new era for medical research and education in the West of England.

New research from the University of Bristol shows that playing outside, aided by regular road closures, helps to increase children’s physical activity.

Bristol researcher Dr Emma Vincent, whose own family has been affected by diabetes, has been awarded £587,237 from Diabetes UK to find out why people with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop some cancers.

A new discovery by University of Bristol scientists helps to explain how cells which surround blood vessels, called pericytes, stimulate new blood vessels to grow with the hormone ‘leptin’ playing a key role.

Health complications caused by nutritional deficiencies in homeless problem-drinkers can be avoided if they are addressed early, write Dr Sharea Ijaz and Zoe Trinder-Widdess, NIHR CLAHRC West, Bristol.

Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Univers...

The government has announced a major initiative to drive the rapid uptake of health innovation. The AHSNs will co-ordinate the initiative so that innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments and medical technologies reach patients faster.

To respond to stress optimally, the body needs to produce glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, extremely quickly. New research by scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter has revealed the molecular network that enables rapid glucocort...

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