Every tablet that’s prescribed, every treatment that’s given and every test that’s performed has to be first discovered and then thoroughly tested before it can be put into practice. This process takes many years, and is done in a variety of ways, which we collectively call research. When this research involves people like you and me, … Continue reading Improving healthcare through clinical research
When you make a choice, you change the future. That choice could be a disaster, or the best thing you've ever done. We make conscious decisions to change the future based upon our past experiences, usually to make our lives, or the world, a better place. Having just returned from the 2nd EULAR Young PARE conference, … Continue reading Change the future
Today is no ordinary day. Every year, on 12th October, people from across the globe come together to celebrate World Arthritis Day. Although it seems contradictory to celebrate the fact that we have to live with chronic health conditions every day, I see this day as an important opportunity to talk, raise awareness amongst the … Continue reading It’s in your hands, take action!
It saddens me that, in 2016, we live in a society where mental health continues to be a 'label'. Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down, stressed or frightened. For most of the time, those feelings pass. However, these feelings may develop into a more serious problem, and do you want to know the … Continue reading Label jars, not people
Well, I've got through the first week... and I've not emigrated to the other side of the world, so that must be a good sign! I really didn't know what to expect as a PhD student. Last Sunday evening, I was nervous (as you would be for any new chapter in your life), but equally … Continue reading I survived my first week as a PhD student
Last week, I was delighted to attend the 8th Conference of the European Paediatric Formulation Initiative, in partnership with the International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology, as an invited speaker. The event, held in Lisbon, Portugal, brought together researchers, policy makers and people from industry, to discuss new and innovative ways to make medicines better for children … Continue reading Making better medicines for children
Lupus awareness month takes place during October in the UK every year. It is an important opportunity to raise awareness of this disease amongst the public and health professionals, as well as improving the understanding of the impact that lupus can have. Although it sounds like a creature from Harry Potter, lupus is actually a type of rheumatic … Continue reading Lupus awareness month