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  • My Signals - Patients

    Four patients tell us why research featured in NIHR Signals is important to them.

  • OCD

    NIHR research into obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) shows promise for using self-help materials combined with modest levels of support .

  • Patient experience of primary care

    The GP patient survey provides detailed data for each practice. NIHR research took a closer look at this data and its use.

  • Options for depression

    The NIHR has funded important research on different ways of managing care and treating people with depression

  • Pandemic flu

    Every few years a strain of flu emerges to which people have little immunity. It can spread quickly and cause a serious pandemic. This highlight discusses two influential projects funded by the NIHR during the last pandemic in 2009.

  • Alternatives to open surgery

    In the UK over ten million people are living with musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis and injuries. Evidence is now increasing on promising alternatives to open surgery, such as less invasive surgery, using slings or special types of plaster cast, and physiotherapy.

  • Supporting carers of people with dementia

    Unpaid carers provide much of the day to day care for people with Dementia. This Highlight looks at how best to support them.

  • Cognitive therapies for depression

    Important new NIHR research sheds light on when, and for whom, cognitive therapies might work in the treatment of depression.

  • Obesity in men

    NIHR research examines what motivates men to join weight-loss programmes and what factors make them successful.

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