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May Newsletter: A Sociological Approach to Transitions to Adulthood in Sickle Cell Disease

Alicia Renedo, Cicely Marston & Sam Miles (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Our NIHR-funded project, ‘This Sickle Cell Life’, examines young people’s experiences of living with sickle cell, and explores how young people with sickle cell move from... Continue Reading →

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February Newsletter: A Look at the Hand & Wrist Virtual Fracture Clinic Pathway

Hand and wrist fractures are the most common fracture presentation to accident and emergency departments within the UK. Complications following both simple and complex hand and wrist fractures can have devastating consequences. The British Orthopaedic Association recommends initial assessment in... Continue Reading →

September Newsletter: No Man Is An Island – The importance of networks in community and social care settings

The English poet John Donne once said, “No man is an island”. Work done by David Sunkersing and Sophie Spitters in community and social care settings supports this statement. They demonstrate that proactive use and development of networks, whether that be a patient or healthcare professional network, offers many benefits.

Sickle Cell Infographic Scoops National Award

Sickle Cell infographic created in collaboration by Picker, The Sickle Cell Society and NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London has won a national award.

January Newsletter 2017: Supporting Self-Care

Asthma is one of the most common long-term conditions in the UK. An estimated 75% of hospital admissions are avoidable and 90% of deaths from Asthma are preventable. People with asthma have an elevated incidence of anxiety/depression and effective treatment of... Continue Reading →

November Newsletter: Supporting Vulnerable Children

1 in 8 babies born in the UK will need to be admitted for neonatal care. Having a baby in intensive care is something no parent is prepared for. Parents are scared and worried, they don’t always understand the medical... Continue Reading →

CLAHRC NWL’s PHD Student @ The NIHR Doctoral Training Camp

Sophie is currently studying the implementation of care pathways for children with allergies, looking at Itchy Sneezy Wheezy projects as case studies. Read below to hear more about Sophie's experience of the training camp.

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