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Assessing the value of dementia support groups

New ageing and dementia research at Bangor University will soon be underway, with a team from the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research in the School of Health Sciences being the only university in Wales to be awarded funding as part of the ESRC-NIHR Dementia Research Initiative 2018 . This programme of work, led by partners at University College London, centres around people living with rare dementias, and will involve the first major study of the value of support groups for people living with or caring for someone with a rare form of dementia.

Publication date: 10 January 2019

BADENOMA recruitment target met 9 months early

We are pleased to report that the BowelScope ADENOMA trial (BADENOMA) has stopped recruitment 9 months early because the target of 3,222 patients has been met. This is due to the fantastic work of the research team and NWORTH.

Publication date: 8 December 2017

Bangor University receives funding to build health and social care research infrastructure 2018-2020

Research Groups in the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research (BIHMR) have been awarded significant amounts of further funding from the Welsh Government.

Publication date: 18 December 2017

Bangor University research features on HORIZON

A research project running at Bangor University, with vital input from members of communities across north Wales, features in the next BBC 2 science documentary programme Horizon (11 May 2016 BBC 2 8.00).

Publication date: 5 May 2016

Bangor University: making a difference in Welsh language healthcare

Ground-breaking work to extend and improve the use of the Welsh language in health and social care has been recognised with Awards to Bangor University in two categories. The Awards were made at the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Conference and Awards. The Awards raise awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in the health and social services sectors in particular when dealing with patients, their families and the public.

Publication date: 8 July 2015

Bangor’s Clinical trial expertise recognised by UKCRC

The North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit) received further good news this week (last week they got their extension funding agreed by the Welsh Government) as they have been successfully re-accredited for a further 5 years following the 2017 Registration Review Process which was led by an International Review Committee of experts.

Publication date: 23 August 2017

Community of Scholars Website Launching Soon

The Community of Scholars is excited to announce we will be holding a virtual launch event for our website on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 4.30pm.

Publication date: 8 January 2021

Community of Scholars Website is now live for healthcare professionals and researchers

Publication date: 16 February 2021

Degree success for NWORTH-CTU Administrator

NWORTH-CTU Administrator graduates with prize for best dissertation.

Publication date: 1 July 2014

Early diagnosis in cancer study awarded from Cancer Research Wales

North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research have recent won a grant application from Cancer Research Wales. The Centre will lead the project and work with NWORTH and leading cancer physicians to synthesise the current evidence and develop and test a complex intervention to improve the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of primary care physicians in cancer diagnosis.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

HS&DR publishes evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services

Health Services and Delivery Research ( HS&DR ) publishes evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services and to enhance the strategic focus on research that matters to the NHS.

Publication date: 1 April 2014

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Publication date: 30 May 2018

Important new study on palliative care adopted onto the NWORTH portfolio

NWORTH to work with North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research on a new NIHR HTA study to evaluate the use of carer-administrated medication for breakthrough symptoms in patients who are dying at home.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

MI-CYM website is live!

The LLAIS team are pleased to inform you that the MI-CYM website is now live.

Publication date: 1 October 2014

NWORTH Annual Report 2016-2017

Please click here to view NWORTH’s Annual Report 2016-2017

Publication date: 20 October 2017

NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit Welcomes Government announcement on Dementia Research Funding Increase

Following the recent announcement by David Cameron, NWORTH Bangor University’s Clinical Trials Unit welcomes the news that UK funding for Dementia research is set to double to £66M by 2015. With nationally recognized expertise in the development and delivery of studies testing interventions to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, Bangor University is well placed to deliver research which aims to tackle this ‘national crisis’.

Publication date: 27 March 2012

NWORTH announce three new projects

We are delighted to announce that three new projects will be added to the NWORTH portfolio following recent grant funding success.

Publication date: 1 June 2018

NWORTH collaborator recognised as NHS Quality Champion/Innovator of the Year

NWORTH would like to congratulate one of our key collaborators, Professor Esme Moniz-Cook, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Humber NHS Foundation Trust for being recognised as NHS Quality Champion/Innovator of the Year by the NHS Leadership Academy.

Publication date: 1 February 2014

NWORTH to examine social participation amongst older people in North Wales

Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, School of Healthcare Sciences and NWORTH have just won a grant to evaluate an exercise scheme in North Wales that promotes exercise and social particiaption. The first Health and Care Research Wales Social Care Award for the Unit.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

NWORTH to work with Salford R&D on a new stroke project

NWORTH’s Director has recently won a NIHR RfPB award with stroke physicians in Salford to develop an oral health intervention for recently discharged stroke patients. This will be the first dental research project in the United Kingdom to use Experience Based Co-Design.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

NWORTH welcomes new statistician

Publication date: 3 January 2014

NWORTH’s Director now Health and Care Wales co-lead for Health Services Research

NWORTH’s Director has now been appointed as the co-lead for Health Services Research by Health and Care Research Wales.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

NWorth is supporting the research on ‘Embedding a Human Rights based approach to dementia care’

We are pleased to announce that NWorth (Dr Zoe Hoare) are supporting the research on ‘Embedding a Human Rights based approach to dementia care’ along with our colleagues at CHEME led by Professor Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards.

Publication date: 1 June 2014

National Recognition for NWORTH, The Bangor Clinical Trials Unit

Bangor University has secured national recognition for undertaking clinical trials and studies of the highest quality. The North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (& Social Care) (NWORTH), the trials unit within the Institute of Medical & Social Care Research (IMSCaR) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences (CoHaBS) has been nationally recognised by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) as a fully registered Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) for research excellence in undertaking multi centre clinical trials and other well designed studies.

Publication date: 13 September 2012

New Director Appointed

NWorth are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director to the Trials Unit; Professor Paul Brocklehurst. Paul joined us in mid-May, from Manchester University and along with his leadership & expertise, all the team at NWorth are looking forward to a new & exciting phase for the future research & dissemination of trials from the Trials Unit.

Publication date: 1 July 2015

New logo for NWORTH as the clinical trials unit continues to grow

The North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health and Social Care (NWORTH) is the UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit in North Wales (#23).

Publication date: 12 September 2018

New report on the technical efficiency of role-substitution in primary care dentistry

New NIHR HS&DR report, led by NWORTH Director, recently published looking at whether role substitution works in the current NHS dental contract. The only dental study to use Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis in parallel.

Publication date: 6 September 2016

Over 3m investment in health research units at Bangor University

Over £3m is to be invested in integrated healthcare research at Bangor University over the next three years. The Welsh Government has announced £2.3m funding for two grants to the University, one of which is to be match-funded with the University’s own investment.

Publication date: 1 September 2015

Partnership with the NHS: Acute Care Award for collaborative work on the ADENOMA and B-ADENOMA trials

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust have been awarded the Acute Sector Medilink Healthcare Business Award for their collaboration with industry on the ADENOMA and BADENOMA trials.

Publication date: 9 March 2018

Patient & Public Involvement Virtual Seminar

NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit held a virtual Patient and Public Involvement Seminar for students from the School of Health Sciences at Bangor University in November.

Publication date: 7 December 2020

People with dementia benefit from goal-oriented therapy

Ninety people who are living with dementia and their carers from across north Wales, have contributed to new research findings which have shown that personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia to significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. The large-scale trial presented at the international Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 on Tuesday July 18, found that cognitive rehabilitation leads to people seeing satisfying progress in areas that enable them to maintain their functioning and independence.

Publication date: 18 July 2017

Professor Ian T. Russell 1944-2022

Our mentor, colleague and friend Professor Ian Russell, who has died age 78, was one of the most eminent researchers of his generation who trained many of todays leading global health researchers.

Publication date: 13 October 2022

UKCRC Registered CTUs Network recognises clinical trials expertise

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered Clinical Trials Units Network is pleased to announce that 46 clinical trials units have been successfully registered following the 2017 Registration Review Process which was led by an International Review Committee of experts.

Publication date: 23 August 2017