A new study has shown that people in the advanced stage of multiple sclerosis (MS) experience significant improvements in movement and balance thanks to a specialised standing frame.Read " Standing frame intervention helps MS pat…"
A partnership that carries out health research in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, with direct benefits to patients’ health and NHS care delivery, has secured a further £9m in funding for the next five years.Read " £9 million boost to South West health re…"
A grandad of ten from West Devon has said that being invited to take part in a clinical trial was the “luckiest day of his life” following an unexpected cancer diagnosis.Read " Taking part in a clinical trial was the …"
Survival rates for patients being treated for a rare type of cancer at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are greater than anywhere else in the country, thanks to a specialist team providing early access to drugs and emerging treatments through clinical trials.Read " Mantle cell lymphoma patients living lon…"
Two University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust research colleagues are celebrating having recently won awards.Read " Trust research staff celebrate award win…"
People with Parkinson’s could see their care transformed thanks to a new service involving wearable technology.
The project, entitled Developing Home-based Parkinson's Care and led by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and the University of Plymouth, will see patients use a wrist-worn device known as a Personal Kinetigraph (PKG®) as part of a new scheme to help them and a specialist team monitor their condition at home.Read " New technology to empower Parkinson’s pa…"
Work has begun on a new facility that will host some of the most advanced brain research technology in the South West Peninsula.Read " New cutting-edge facility to transform b…"
A new initiative, set to make an impact on patients through research, has been launched today by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in collaboration with the University of Plymouth.Read " Patient care is at heart of new Research…"
A midwife at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has recruited the 1,000th patient into a national clinical trial looking at whether a text messaging service can help pregnant women to quit smoking.Read " Research Midwife recruits 1,000th patien…"
Six projects from University Hospitals Plymouth were entered into the Patient Experience Network National (PENN) awards, which celebrate the delivery of outstanding patient experience. We’re delighted to announce that all six entries have been shortlisted.
The winners will be announced at the PENN awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 March at the Repertory Theatre in Birmingham.
Read " University Hospitals Plymouth shortliste…"