Revealing hidden consciousness
When a patient is in a vegetative state after a serious injury or heart attack, it’s extremely difficult for clinicians to decide on a long-term prognosis. Which patients will wake up? When will they wake up?
Investigating cell types for osteoarthritis treatments
Osteoarthritis affects over 8 million people in the UK alone and around 250 million people worldwide have osteoarthritis in a knee joint – one of the most common conditions.
Improving methods to test kidney transplant compatibility
The Evelyn Trust has funded an award-winning researcher to look at ways in which we can improve the allocation of donated kidneys for transplantation.
Gut bacteria plays key role in recovery from critical illness
When a child becomes critically ill, or is seriously injured, clinicians fighting to save their life will often prescribe strong medication that is absolutely vital, but this can have serious side effects.
‘Invisible impairments’ revealed in stroke survivors
It’s well known that some stroke survivors can suffer long-term physical impairment, but many of the 25,000 survivors recover and return to work with no obvious physical problems.
The challenges of vaccination in older people
We hear a great deal about the UK’s ageing population and the increasing demand this is generating for health and social care services.
Making a difference to patients – reducing hospital admissions in Cambridge
A pilot scheme running in Cambridge is helping to manage patients with long-term conditions giving them a better quality of experience, helping to avoid hospital admission and reducing pressure on valuable NHS beds.
Call the parish nurse!
Parochial Church Councils in Cambridgeshire have joined forces with the Evelyn Trust to develop a unique role that works to fill gaps between existing services, including district nursing, health visiting and social care
The Community Development Manager – reaching out to reduce isolation
A new role is helping to reach out to isolated or vulnerable individuals and communities to give advice, and become a vital link to community services and other local sources of information and support.