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Health Education England Genomic Medicine training and education update

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Submit your application for a fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine now! Time is running out to apply for a fully-funded part time MSc courses on Genomic Medicine starting in 2017. For more information and to submit your application, please visit the HEE website. The course is run by University of Exeter but two of the…

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Latest recruits join the GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship programme

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October 2016 saw the beginning of the third year of the West of England AHSN’s GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship programme, with four new GP recruits joining the six who have continued in post for another year. These 10 highly motivated GPs are each based in a clinical commissioning group (CCG) for half a day a…

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What is evaluation and why is it important?

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We love this short animation created by our friends at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England to explain what evaluation is and what it can do. For more excellent evaluation resources like this, visit our Evaluation Works online toolkit. And have you seen its sister site, Evidence…

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How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

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In this blog post, first published in the HSJ, Peter Brindle spells out three ingredients which can ensure that evidence – with all its money-saving potential – is incorporated into NHS practice… The NHS should stand out as the most evidence-informed health system in the world. The worsening mismatch between the demand on the NHS…

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Join Dementia Research toolkit

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Join Dementia Research (www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk) is a nationwide online and telephone service that makes it easier for people to register their interest in volunteering for dementia research studies. There are a broad range of research studies available – from clinical trials testing new medication, to completing surveys. The West of England recently became the first region…

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The 100,000 Genomes Project: ensuring the public and patient voice is heard

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Our Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) Manager, Hildegard Dumper recently took part in a consultation event focusing on the issue of informed consent for people signing up to the 100,000 Genomes Project. She shares her thoughts and reflections… Genomics England in conjunction with NHS England are running a series of consultations is running series of…

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Why I’m proud to support the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project

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Jo Jerrome is a public contributor on the steering group of our Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project, which aims to improve the management of stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation (AF). Here she explains why she is so proud to be part of the initiative. It has been enlightening to be part of the Don’t Wait…

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Joined up Research & Development – making research count

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Following his keynote address at the NHS Research and Development (R&D) Forum on 24 May, Peter Brindle believes our NHS should stand out as the most evidence informed healthcare system in the world, with NHS R&D at the heart of making this a reality. Peter is Leader – Commissioning Evidence Informed Care at the West…

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Getting young people’s voices heard in health research

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Mike Bell, Patient and Public Involvement Facilitator for Bristol Health Partners, describes the work of the Bristol Young Persons Advisory Group (YPAG) which comprises young people aged between 10 and 17 who are interested in healthcare and research. Being so close to Christmas, you might have expected a bit of a party atmosphere on 21…

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