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NIHR Highlights – Exploring conditions, treatments and issues

  • Nine ways research could save the NHS money

    Nine carefully selected signals that show how NIHR research could help to save the NHS money. This collection covers a range of procedures and treatments that are cost effective for the NHS.

  • My Signals - Physiotherapy Collection

    Four physiotherapists choose the health research that matters to them from our collection of NIHR Signals.

  • My Signals - Nursing Collection

    Nurses Teresa Chinn, Rebecca Harper and Grace Van Den Bergh share their selection of Signals to better inform nursing decisions.

  • How commissioners use research evidence

    NIHR studies have looked at how health service commissioners and managers use research evidence and what research can do to improve uptake of their work.

  • My Signals - Surgery

    Jane Blazeby and Natalie Blencowe, academic surgeons at the University of Bristol, share their selection of Signals to better inform surgical decisions.

  • My Signals - General practice

    Three GPs to tell us which NIHR Signals have most interested them and to explain why they feel the findings are worth sharing.

  • Childhood eczema

    NIHR research has explored a range of treatments for childhood eczema. This Highlight presents the findings, with blogs from parents and professionals.

  • My Signals - Public health

    Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health, explains the role of research evidence in public health, and highlights NIHR Signals of particular interest.

  • My Signals - Patients

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

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (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 patient experience data for each practice. NIHR research examines what it reveals and how it’s used.

  • Options for depression

    The NIHR has funded important research on the use of collaborative care and behavioural activation therapy to treat 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

    The NIHR has funded research to explore alternatives to open surgery for musculoskeletal injuries, ranging from the use of a sling to keyhole surgery.

  • Supporting carers of people with dementia

    NIHR research has explored how best to support and improve the wellbeing of those who care for people with dementia.

  • Cognitive therapies for depression

    NIHR research has explored using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to treat depression.

  • Obesity in men

    NIHR research has examined what motivates men to lose weight and what kind of weight-loss programmes work for men.

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