Young At Heart ULO: 15 April 2019

April 20, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO we have took part in a range of activities and spent time with researchers from Newcastle University to discuss their #PriDem research progress.

Research Questionnaire re: Down Syndrome and Autism

February 17, 2013 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Posted on behalf of Cath Holt Hi, I am Mum to Sam an 8 year old with Down’s syndrome and I am also a psychology degree student. I am currently in the middle of doing my final year research project looking at the ‘Psychosocial wellbeing of Mothers of children with Down’s syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder […]

New study highlights positive impact of digital technology in health and social care

February 7, 2013 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

The potential benefits to staff and patients of greater use of information and digital technology in the NHS and social care are shown in a new study, published today. The study, commissioned by the Department of Health from Price Waterhouse Coopers, found that measures such as more use of text messages for negative test results, […]

Pioneering Dementia research projects receive £22 million government boost

December 21, 2012 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Twenty one pioneering research projects to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground breaking treatments have been selected to receive a share of £22million of Government funding, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. Visiting pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s UK dementia research centre, the Health Secretary emphasised the crucial role of medical research in making breakthroughs […]

First national survey of bereaved people shines light on end of life care

July 3, 2012 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

In a world first, the Government has turned the spotlight on the quality of care received by people in the last three months of their life. In a ground breaking survey published today the Office for National Statistics reports significant differences in the quality of care experienced according to the age of patient at death, […]