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  • Modelling the time to diagnosis in people with dementia - Dr Tom Monks

    23 May 2017

    Diagnosis of dementia is a national priority in the UK. The current national target is for 66% of people with underlying dementia to have a confirmed diagnosis. Most these diagnoses occur in an NHS memory clinic.  The government has set a target of 6 weeks from referral by a GP to diagnosis.  It is currently unclear how achievable this target is, given the current resources within the dementia diagnosis process.  For example, are there enough memory clinic appointments availabl...

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  • Should Wessex implement ReSPECT process? – The NIHR CLAHRC Wessex hosted event May 11, 2017

    22 May 2017

    The event in Southampton attracted organisations* from across the Wessex region and beyond and a wide range of people including the public, paramedics, nursing staff, clinicians, managers and researchers.Many stakeholders were represented bringing together 44 delegates, all there to examine and reflect on whether the ReSPECT approach to decision making for emergency care should be adopted.ReSPECT stands for the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment.It is defined by th...

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  • See our NIHR Wessex Trainees explain their wide ranging work

    28 April 2017

    Here at NIHR CLAHRC Wessex we have more than 20 'Trainees' who are carrying out important applied health research as part of their PhDs.Many combine a clinical role with their research, and to showcase their research we have created videos to explain what they do.  Click to watch our videos

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  • Dr Ryan Buchanan explains how his work with Hepatitis C treatment and testing

    31 March 2017

    Dr Ryan Buchanan has been working with hard to reach communities on the Isle of Wight to uncover the hidden population of people with the devastating illness Hepatitis C.He has found that by training pharmacy staff to take tests at local chemists he was able to engage with drug users who would be reluctant to come into contact with more formal NHS services.Here he explains the success of his research which is coming to and end in the next few months Dr Ryan Buchanan - Hepatitis C treatment wi...

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  • Genie to look at the experience of young adult carers

    28 March 2017

     According to research by the Children's Society there are estimated to be 700,000 young carers aged between 5 and 17 years old in the UK.Here at CLAHRC Wessex we are about to start working on some research giving us an insight into the lives and experiences of young carers, using our online networking tool Genie.Genie has been developed to help people connect with the resources and support network their local community. It has already been used on the Isle of Wight in a pilot phase to help p...

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  • Genie set for launch

    27 March 2017

    An online tool designed to help people to manage their long term condition is being launched in Winchester this month.GENIE has been developed over a number of years by researchers based at the University of Southampton and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (CLAHRC Wessex).The web based program works by connecting people to the activities and resources in their local community. During its pilot phase on the Isle of Wight it was shown to reduce the frequency and severity of ...

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Should Wessex implement ReSPECT process? – The NIHR CLAHRC Wessex hosted event May 11, 2017

“At the end of the day the success of the process will be how many patients are willing to embrace it, rather than how...
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