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Patient and public involvement

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

BioResource Centre Newcastle celebrates 1 year of e-consent for Newcastle Hospitals

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In August 2019 the NIHR BioResource Centre Newcastle became the first project sponsored by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals (NuTH) to begin using electronic consent (e-Consent) to sign up volunteers.


New NHS service enables people to sign up to be contacted for COVID-19 vaccine studies

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A new NHS service has been launched today (20 July), helping people across the UK sign up for information on the new COVID-19 vaccine trials.

The new NHS Covid-19…

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…

Help us design ADMISSION research

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Would you like to be involved in designing a research study to better understand multiple long-term health conditions and may improve how health care systems work for them?

Who are…

Multiverse Lab invites researchers to take part in creative development

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Unfolding Theatre, the creative partner behind the Multiverse Lab initiative, is opening up sessions to researchers to get involved and inform the science behind the project’s creation.

The sessions will…

Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT): insights with Dr Ashley Price

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An international trial which recruited patients in Newcastle Hospitals shows improved recovery rate

Results announced last week have shown that patients given the Ebola drug Remdesivir in the Adaptive COVID-19…

Engaging with patients and the public during COVID-19

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In spite of new challenges related to COVID-19, our PPIE activities have been very positive. Our Involvement Manager shares her top tips for making patient and public engagement and…

MIlkMAN Project event: virtual research engagement with the public

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Experts funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) engaged audiences across the country with the first Faculty of Medical Science virtual Research Coffee…

Researchers support rehabilitation for older people after COVID-19

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Older people recovering from COVID-19 infection in Newcastle have received a boost to their rehabilitation, courtesy of researchers from the AGE Research Group (Ageing, Geriatrics & Epidemiology) at Newcastle…

Two NIHR Newcastle BRC researchers awarded the prestigious title of ‘NIHR Senior Investigators’ in 2020

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Professor Lynn Rochester and Professor John Simpson, two senior academic researchers supported by the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have been made Senior Investigators by the National Institute for…

Stratified medicine in Primary Biliary Cholangitis

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Liver disease research in Newcastle has identified areas of unmet need in PBC; in particular, sub-optimal response to established therapies.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic liver disease affecting…