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Research Bulletin - October 2022 (Issue 80)

Across the world, research, development, and the application of innovation is transforming how we access and deliver healthcare. The pandemic taught us what could be achieved through collaboration and the focused application of scientific innovation in a national crisis. 

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak. Scotland's Chief Scientist for Health, spoke to Holyrood Magazine, earlier this month, outlining her belief that bold and co-ordinated action is required if we are to ensure research, development and innovation play a central role in the recovery and modernisation of NHS Scotland.

An extensive range of opportunities to get involved in research and innovation across Scotland published this month. The Chief Scientist Office are appointing a range of clinical leads to promote, deliver and develop research, development and innovation (RD&I) activity across a range of therapy areas; the Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP) have launched cohort 2 Innovation Fellowships; and in partnership with NHS Education Scotland, the Chief Scientist Office have announced the next round of Postdoctoral Clinical Lectureships, designed to provide research time for medical doctors who have completed a research degree (PhD or MD) and are currently working towards the completion of speciality training.

Also this month, first results from one of the larges studies into the long-term effects of COVID-19 have been published, ENRICH Scotland team features on IRISS podcast talking about research improving the lives of people living in care homes, and a range of upcoming events are also available for registration -  Research and Development Forum, NRS Diabetes conference and two online workshops to understand research and co-production in neuroprogressive and dementia research

We hope you find this issue useful and as always, your ideas, feedback and contributions are welcome.

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Enabling recovery, reform and sustainability
Ensuring research, development and innovation play a central role in the recovery and modernisation of NHS Scotland, the latest issue of Holyrood magazine features Scotland's capbilities and opportunity. Read more
"I don’t believe in impossible"
In a wide-ranging interview with Holyrood Magazine, Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Chief Scientist (Health) speaks to Holyrood Magazine about her background, and her ambitions for research and innovation. Read more
NES/CSO Clinical Lectureships now open
NHS Education Scotland and the Chief Scientist Office are delighted to announce that the next round of their joint lectureship scheme is open for applications, with a deadline of Tuesday 31 January 2023. Read more
NHS Research Scotland Clinical Lead vacancies
The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) is looking to appoint Clinical Leads in the areas of Dermatology, Genetics, and Infectious Diseases; as well as Ophthalmology, Reproductive Health and Childbirth, and Respiratory.
NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowships 
The Scottish Health and Industry Partnership Innovation Fellowship Scheme aims to develop capacity and capability to engage and lead the development of research and innovation adoption for NHS Scotland. 
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Kidney cancer drug accepted for use in NHS Scotland
Results of an international study, with its UK component led from Edinburgh, has led to approval of the first ever treatment reducing relapse after kidney cancer surgery by the Scottish Medicines Consortium. Read more
First results from large scale Long COVID study
One of the largest studies to date into the long-term effects of COVID-19 found that 1 in 20 people who took part in the research had not recovered from having COVID-19 at their most recent follow up. Read more
Edinburgh Clinical Trials Management Course 2022
The objective of this 2-day course is to provide an introduction to the management of clinical trials, by giving an overview of the standard processes and legal requirements necessary to undertake clinical research. Read more
Edinburgh Clinical Research Methodology Course 2023
This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the methods and frameworks currently required to perform cutting-edge clinical research, across the 13 and 14 March 2023. Read more
ENRICH Scotland guests on IRISS podcast
The IRISS podcast speaks to ENRICH Scotland co-chairs Susan Shenkin and Emma Law, on how research in care homes can improve the lives of people who live in care homes, their families and staff. Read more
Transforming delivery of oral healthcare
The Dundee Dental Hospital and Research School aims to embed research or quality improvement in every activity, patient contact and process that is undertaken to ensure effective, sustainable and inclusive care. Read more
SHARP and SLF Annual Scientific Meeting 2022
Scottish Heart & Arterial disease Risk Prevention and the Scottish Lipid Forum announce their joint Annual Scientific Meeting on Thursday 17 November 2022, focussing on cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Transforming diabetes care in Scotland event
Hosted by NRS Diabetes, event will cover a round up of the latest diabetes research and innovation outputs, highlighting the impact of policy and reflecting on the Diabetes Improvement Plan.
NHS R&D Forum Annual Conference 2023
The NHS R&D Forum has announce that RDF23 will be taking place, in-person, at Sage in Newcastle/Gateshead 21 - 23 May 2023. The event will be held in association with the Health Research Authority.
A human joint model for studying cartilage repair
Latest research funded by the Chief Scientist Office, conducted by a team from the University of Edinburgh, has developed an ex vivo model of the human femoral head for studying cartilage repair.
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