Welcome to our HISES Newsletter June 2020
Funded through the Chief Scientist’s Office, Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) forms part of national network created to deliver the Scottish Government’s vision to utilise the innovation process to deliver a healthier and wealthier nation for the future.
Formed through a collaboration of three NHS Boards — Borders, Fife and Lothian, with the latter taking on the role of lead host Board, HISES has a pivotal role in delivering innovative solutions to the health and social challenges, both regionally and nationally.
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RECOVERY, a national clinical trial aimed at identifying treatments that may be beneficial for people hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, has recruited over 10,030 participants across the UK so far, with Scotland randomising 661 patients across 21 sites the length and breadth of the country. This study has been widely adopted across the South East Region.find out more
LifeArc Funds STOPCOVID Project
LifeArc has provided £2 million to the University of Edinburgh’s STOPCOVID project last month. The funding will enable 150 scientists at the UoE’s Centre for Inflammation Research to be deployed to work on a project that aims to test existing and experimental drugs to find a treatment for COVID-19.find out more
Healthy Aging Funding Opportunities
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development projects focused on industrial research. They are funding digital health and smart device projects that promote healthy aging.FIND OUT MORE
CivTech works with organisations across Scotland to turn problems into Challenges. The field is wide open: COVID-19 related areas are welcome, as are all others; looking to hear about everything from specific issues to wider problems; from focused questions to the re-engineering of complete areas to help rebuild Scotland and invent the future.find out more
PPE Innovations in NHS Borders
NHS Borders are currently exploring PPE innovation for people who have communication issues which are hindered by masks. These potential solutions may link to help those with hearing aids, poor hearing and whose who can’t lip read because of a mask to improve communication between staff and patients.Find out more
Usher Institute News
If you are looking for news from COVID-19 Research Group, head to the news section of the Usher Institute, part of the University of Edinburgh. There you will find information about research studies, courses and funding related to this global pandemic. Also, it will keep you up to date with new clinical leadership appointments, awards and the latest news in the health and care sectorfind out more
The Health Foundation COVID-19 Research Programme
The Health Foundation has recently launched a new research programme that seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas: service change in the health and social care system and health inequalities. Funding is available up to £200k.Find out more
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