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Multimorbidity

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…

Study reveals increased risks of mortality in COVID-19 patients with frailty

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New research featuring input from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in…

Understanding the links between ageing and immune responses: a trainee’s story

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Wezi Sendama is one of our clinical trainees, whose work focusses on the effect of ageing on…

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)…

Multiverse Lab: new online experience for patient involvement in the North East

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Residents living north of the Tyne are being asked to take part in a new interactive, online experience called Multiverse Lab that will shape the future of health research…

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