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Examining the unmet clinical needs for COVID-19 testing

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Working with collaborators across the CONDOR partnership we have analysed the views of health and social care professionals and policy makers on COVID-19 tests.

There has been a concerted effort…

Informing the optimal sampling strategies for COVID-19 testing

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Samples for COVID-19 testing by RT-PCR should be taken as soon as symptoms start and from different sites of the body to have the best chance of correct diagnosis.

Accurate…

Evidence reviews to support frontline medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

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We have written seven rapid evidence reviews to assist healthcare professionals with their decision-making.

At the start of the UK response to the pandemic, there were many uncertainties regarding how…

Helping to prioritise rapid COVID-19 testing within UK hospitals

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Working with our CONDOR partners we have analysed clinical opinion to pinpoint where rapid COVID-19 testing could have the greatest impact in UK hospitals.

With coronavirus cases in the UK…

Exploring the practicalities of monitoring kidney function at home

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Self-testing kidney function gives accurate results, empowers patients and may save them and healthcare services time and money.

Patients with long-term conditions, such as heart failure, diabetes and chronic kidney…

Shaping the design of a home test for monitoring chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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We helped the UK based company Mologic win a £2M award and work with patients to further develop their test for early identification of a flare-up.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

Assessing a new method for diagnosing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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Using a standardised approach to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukaemia should enable patients to have earlier access to treatments and help NHS laboratories.

As the population ages, more people are developing…

Achieving the NHS long term plan by improving the diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

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Since it has been implemented the new testing strategy for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia has saved patient lives and the NHS money.

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common inherited condition affecting around…

Research coffee morning: COVID-19 testing

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The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative engaged with people across the country during a Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences online public event.

An audience of over 60 met…

Analysing the accuracy of a near bedside test for COVID-19

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We have been working with our CONDOR partners to examine the performance of the FebriDx test for COVID-19 in hospital emergency departments.

Over the last few months many tests have…

NIHR Short Placement Awards for Research Collaboration

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Opportunity for NIHR academy members to receive a £5,000 award and collaborate with us.

We are delighted to be participating in the NIHR Short Placement Awards for Research Collaboration (SPARC)…

Join our Insight Panel for Patients, Public & Carers

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We are seeking more public representatives to work collaboratively with us and provide insights and opinions on our activities.

Our Insight Panel for Patients, Public and Carers was established in…