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Patient and public involvement

The Secret Life of a Hospital

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International Clinical Trials Day is held in May. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on…

Exploring the practicalities of monitoring kidney function at home

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Self-testing kidney function in the home gives accurate results, empowers patients and may save them and healthcare services time and money.

Kidney function must be frequently monitored in patients who…

Shaping the design of a home test for monitoring chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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We helped the UK based company Mologic win a £2M award and work with patients to further develop their test for early identification of a flare-up.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

Achieving the NHS long term plan by improving the diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

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Since it has been implemented the new testing strategy for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia has saved patient lives and the NHS money.

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common inherited condition affecting around…

Evaluating a rapid test for diagnosing a childhood respiratory virus

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Speeding up the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus could reduce the spread of infection and produce cost savings for NHS hospitals.

It can take over 24 hours to receive a…

Multiverse Lab: an interactive online experience

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NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility is delighted to be part of an exciting collaboration of nine organisations that has commissioned a new online experience that will help shape the…