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New College, in Oxford, was where we hosted an event to celebrate the ways in which public volunteers have worked with CLAHRC Oxford over its first five years.


PPI Co-ordinator, Lynne Maddocks, introduces our PPI case studies – real world examples from real world researchers who have used PPI and (sometimes to their surprise!) found it beneficial to their work.


NIHR CLAHRC Oxford not only recognises the importance of public involvement to research but also the importance of supporting our public contributors to maximise their confidence and ability to contribute to our work and that of others.


‘Strengthening And Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hands’, or ‘SARAH’ for short, is an evidence-based hand and arm exercise programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis. We already run a programme to train hand therapists, but can we help people with RA to follow SARAH on their own?


Find out why you should use a weight-tracker and how to choose the right one.


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.


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