In 2016 the then health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, declared child mental health services the “biggest single area of weakness” in the NHS. He might have added that it is also vastly underfunded. The mental health of children and young people accounts for less than 1% of all NHS spending.
12 April 2019
Dr Andrew Entwistle, a PPI contributor and carer for his twin brother, recently got in touch with us to give us his thoughts on PPI and CLAHRC Oxford.
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.
20 July 2018
‘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?
23 January 2018
Find out why you should use a weight-tracker and how to choose the right one.
How can the NHS be made more attractive for hosting commercial medical device studies? Insights from an NIHR industry engagement workshop
4 January 2018
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.
11 September 2017
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.
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.
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.
What is adolescence and why does behaviour change so much during adolescence ? How does it affect mental health and what do we know about that? What are we doing to help younger people with mental health problems? This is a write up from a short public talk for Oxfordshire Science Festival covering these questions.