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Newcastle BRC partners with European Consortium to prevent undernutrition in older age

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Newcastle University experts who are part of the NIHR Newcastle BRC, are set to lead the UK arm of a new European consortium.

The consortium has been funded 1.2 million…

New NHS initiative: get fit in your own front room

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People in Tyneside are set to benefit from a new exercise programme

Over 317,000 households across Gateshead, Newcastle and North Tyneside will have the new HowFit (Home Wellbeing and Fitness)…

Challenge accepted! Patient and Public Involvement during COVID-19

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As we restart non-COVID-19 research, Patient and Public Involvement Leads (PPI) from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Kasia Kurowska) and NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre

Newcastle ageing researcher wins Rising Star Award

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We’d like to congratulate Dr Richard Dodds, NIHR Intermediate Clinical Fellow at the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, who has jointly won this year’s BGS Rising Star Award. He shares…

Doctor shares advice on managing low blood pressure and dizziness in older adults

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Former NIHR funded trainee has created an animation on orthostatic hypotension (OH), supporting those living with the condition to better manage their symptoms.

Dr James Frith is a Consultant Geriatrician…

New national study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched

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A major UK research study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been launched today.

The PHOSP-COVID study has been awarded £8.4million jointly by UK Research…

Relationship between skeletal muscle disorders and neurodegeneration

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In this NIHR Newcastle BRC funded study, researchers examine what links can be made between sarcopenia, an age-associated progressive muscle disorder, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (PD)

Lead…

Multimorbidity and hospital admissions: examining the links and improving outcomes

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A key focus for the NIHR Newcastle BRC is understanding how to improve care for people with multimorbidity admitted to hospital; something that is key to improving outcomes both…

Meet the researcher: Professor Miles Witham

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Supporting older people with COVID-19: The Newcastle COVOP Report

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A collaborated approach to supporting Newcastle’s older vulnerable population with COVID-19

Earlier this year health and social care organisations across Newcastle upon Tyne (Collaborative Newcastle) were focused on how to…

Taking teaching online for Geriatric Medicine speciality trainees

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Last week, experts in ageing research, supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) stepped in to deliver a training session to regional trainees.

Teaching sessions for speciality trainees…

Funding available for healthcare professionals

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The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Centre plans to fund a small number of partial scholarships for the Clinical Research with Older People Masters module starting in…