Sunday, 30 March 2014

ScHARRNews - Friday 28th March 2014


MAR 28

The Sheffield Crucible Award goes to... Nasrin Nasr!!!
RAT Group's Nasrin Nasr was awarded the Sheffield Crucible developed by NESTA with the aim to create "outward facing researchers". The award include three two-day residential workshops/labs. The Crucible provides an opportunity to bid for seed funding and to develop research ideas for cross-disciplinary collaboration and funding.For further information please click here.

MAR 27

NICE publishes Value Based Assessment proposals
The proposals are now open to consultation until the 19th June.  The methods paper is available together with 9 other supporting documents.  Comments are specifically called for on the following questions:Does proportional QALY shortfall appropriately reflect burden of illness?Does absolute QALY shortfall provide a reasonable proxy for wider societal impact of a condition?Does a maximum weight of
RAT group researcher meets South Yorkshire Dementia Research Advisory Group (a patient and public and involement group)
Members of the RAT Group attended the South Yorkshire Dementia Research Advisory Group on 20th March 2014 to present materials from upcoming research projects. The group is made up of people living with dementia and their relatives, and is facilitated by Hannah Hollinger, DeNDRoN MND Co-ordinator, Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield.  Becky Field and her col
Cochrane Collaboration update
New and updated Cochrane Reviews highlighted on their website in March are:Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adultsPeginterferon alpha-2a versus peginterferon alpha-2b for chronic hepatitis CEndometriosis: an overview of Cochrane ReviewsAntibiotics for acute bronchitisGloves, extra gloves or special types of gloves for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries in healthcare personnelPsy

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