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Post-doctoral sociologist Dr Alex Rushforth gives an account of the "How can the NIHR work more closely with MedTech and diagnostic companies?" workshop at the recent CLAHRC Oxford and Thames Valley CRN hosted "Data, drugs, diagnostics and devices: promoting collaboration between industry and the NHS" event.

Elizabeth Gibbons gives us a breakdown of the 2nd National CLAHRC Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) Research Conference, held in Oxford on the 8th of June at St Anne's College.

Recovery colleges take an educational rather than a clinical or rehabilitation approach to improving mental health. Following an interesting and successful workshop at the CLAHRC Oxford Stakeholder Symposium in June, we asked Laura Dennis, Head of the Oxfordshire Recovery College, to give us some insight into how recovery colleges support their students on their recovery journey.

CLAHRC Oxford DPhil students Kerstin Frei and Lousie Peeling share their experiences of attending the NIHR's Doctoral Training Camp, which this year focussed on Communications.

Dr Cynthia Srikesavan reveals what the SARAH hand exercise programme for Rheumatoid arthritis is, and how this CLAHRC Oxford funded project is working to get it into regular NHS use as quickly as possible.

What research has been done into online patient feedback about their health experiences? What do we know right now, and what can we learn from it?

Personal reflections and borrowing from marketings bag of tricks: Dr Beth Fordham gives her thoughts and experiences on a project implementing Back Skills Training in real-world clinics.

Lynne Maddocks, Coordinator of Patient & Public Involvement, shares her experience of piloting a series of seminars for our Patient and Public Involvement contributors, to help them be ready to shape the design, delivery and dissemination of our research.

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