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Multimorbidity

Making ageing a focus for the future

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Latest Government Vision document reflects the importance of ageing for the future of healthcare

The Government’s Life Sciences Vision, released 6 July by the Department for Business, Energy and…

Five steps for action from the International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference 2021

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Following a successful event, jointly hosted by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (Newcastle BRC) and Newcastle University’s AGE Research Group, we look at the key messages for interdisciplinary…

The UK Multiple Long Term Conditions Research Registry

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Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Witham

Recruiting people with multiple long-term conditions is essential if research studies are to be representative of people cared for by clinical services. Finding the right…

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…

Frailty in Chronic Limb Threatening Ischaemia (FraiLTI)

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Principal Investigator: Mr Sandip Nandhra

Full title: A prospective multicentre observational study to determine the incidence of frailty, sarcopenia and multimorbidity in chronic limb threatening ischaemia and the associated impact…

Characterising the dynamic inter-relationships between polypharmacy and multiple long-term conditions

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Principal Investigator: Professor Nick Reynolds

Full project title: Characterising the dynamic inter-relationships between polypharmacy and multiple long-term conditions. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to map patient journeys into multimorbidity clusters in…

SARC-NET: Paving the way for public participation in sarcopenia research

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In a project funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), researchers have facilitated patient participation in sarcopenia research through a brand-new dedicated registry.

Background

The NIHR Newcastle BRC is…

Coming together for older people’s medicine: an event to share knowledge and expertise on working as an academic multidisciplinary team

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Colleagues linked to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) lead a national event for clinicians and researchers, sharing best practice for multidisciplinary teams working with older patients.

At the…

Understanding how local area deprivation, health inequality and multimorbidity contribute to progression of dementia and cognitive impairment

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Principal Investigator: Dr Calum Hamilton

The Study

As many as 40% of dementia cases may be preventable through addressing modifiable individual risk factors in earlier life. However, many of these factors…

Newcastle BRC and Newcastle Hospitals funding call now live

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We are now accepting applications for our latest funding call, in collaboration with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for projects that:

  • meet with our…

Newcastle BRC Training Fellow is awarded Doctoral Research Fellowship

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Colette Kirk (pictured left), a Senior Dietitian at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and current Training Fellow with NIHR Newcastle…

Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients

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Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multimorbidity in hospital patients.

Research led by Newcastle University will focus on multiple long-term conditions in hospitalised patients and is…