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News and events from the Advanced Care Research Centre



VOICE Collaboration

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ACRC members feature in new video.

ACRC PDRAs win Innovation Award

Two ACRC PDRAs have been awarded the Innovation Award from CMVM for their Co-design workshop.

Multimorbidity PhD for Health Professionals – Project Call Open

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Multimorbidity PhD Programme open for applications.

Building links with Researchers from Sweden

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For three days in mid-march, the ACRC hosted several researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Patient and public involvement in the ongoing applied artificial intelligence and complex health interventions co-design work

New briefing paper describes use of PPI to improve pathways of care for people with multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs) in Scotland

Your Care, Your Future: A Creative Exploration Workshop

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Imagine, speculate and explore future technologies which could become the healthcare solutions of the future in this creative hands-on workshop in partnership with the Scottish AI Summit.

Blog - Involving the Public in our Research: Reflections from our 2022 Annual Survey

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Read the results from our recent survey on PPIE activities within the ACRC.

Blog - Future of Ageing

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Partnership and Communications Manager Janice Murray tells us about her visit to the V&A in Dundee.

Over 50 and over your weekly units? Talking about alcohol in later life.

First in a video series first published by our colleagues at ARC NENC

Academy student wins opthalmology medal

A member of the 2022 Academy cohort has won a coveted award.

ACRC Symposium blog - reflections on the scary steps

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PPIE member Stella Findlay reflects on her presentation to the ACRC Symposium

Academy 2023 PhD applications now open

The Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) Academy for Training and Leadership has opened PhD applications for their 2023 cohort.

Effecting Change

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On Wednesday night, the ALLIANCE hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament, launching the ‘Effecting Change’ report.

Data crunching for better health

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In our latest blog, Dr Clare MacRae takes data science to grass roots.

Meet the 2022 Academy Students

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Find out more about the 2022 cohort for the Academy.

Second cohort of ACRC Academy underway

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The second cohort of students to the ACRC Academy have arrived.

ACRC at the Tiree Techwave

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Lucy McCloughan tells us about a week spent with colleagues developing understanding around co-design and engagement with a rural community.

What does care look like?

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Work package 4.5 of the ACRC is asking the question “What does care in later life look like?”

Wellcome PhD Programme in Multimorbidity open for Applications

The Wellcome PhD Programme in Multimorbidity for health professionals is now open for applications for an August 2023 start.

Wishing our Public Involvement Network a happy first birthday

Earlier this month, our Public Involvement Network reached a milestone by celebrating its first birthday.

Thought-provoking engagement from Mind and Body in (dis)Harmony

“Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow, don't stop, it'll soon be here.”

Dunhill funding allows for additional students

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The ACRC Academy will welcome additional students, with new funding announced.

New Community of Practice aims to improve depth and diversity of public and patient involvement.

ACRC’s Jenny Robertson is part of a successful bid to establish a new Community of Practice (CoP) for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).

ACRC Director Bruce Guthrie recognised for contribution

Professor Bruce Guthrie has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Responses to Worlds of Care

For almost two weeks at the end of April, staff and researchers at the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) held a photography exhibition as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.

Visiting a World of Care

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Part of the Edinburgh Science Festival, the ‘Worlds of Care’ photography exhibition aims to explore how care is commonly portrayed, perceived and experienced. 

ACRC Academy Advisory Board assembled

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Students within the ACRC Academy will benefit from additional experience and leadership with confirmation of the Advisory Board. 

Blog - Academy Mini-Conference

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On Tuesday 14th March, the students from the Academy presented on their projects at a mini-conference. Lucy McCloughan, ACRC Programme Manager, was there.

Blog - Bereavement in later life

In our latest blog, Research Fellow Caroline Pearce discusses challenges around bereavement, as she relaunches the Bereavement Journal.

Academy Students asked to present findings

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Three first-year PhD students at the ACRC Academy have been invited to present findings from a group project to the Edinburgh Clinical Frailty Network and the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership.

Blog - The proposed National Care Service needs to take care with data

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We provided the following blog, on our response to the National Care Service Consultation, to ALLIANCE Scotland as part of their series on the Future of Social Care.

Blog - Public involvement in the ACRC

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In our latest blog, we sought insight into what it's like to be one of our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Network members.

Blog - Understanding informal networks of care with older adults

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Design Informatics designed the CareTree Cultural Probe study to explore how participants perceive the informal networks of care which support them in everyday life. Cultural probes are physical toolkits or packages sent to participants in their homes or communities, enabling contextual reflection through physical artefacts and a variety of prompts.

Methodological challenges in research on physical-mental health multimorbidity

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On 7th Feb, the Usher Institute is hosting an event looking at methodical challenges around multimorbidity research.

Leading bereavement charity celebrates relaunch of their academic journal

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ACRC Research Fellow Caroline Pearce is the editor-in-chief of a new open-access journal which is relaunched, decades after initial publication.

Blog - Taking Care with Data

Earlier this month, the Alliance asked the ACRC to submit a blog looking at our response to the National Care Service Consultation.

Multimorbidity PhD Programme for Health Professionals

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Multimorbidity is the presence of two or more long-term health conditions in a person, and is a major global public health problem of increasing prevalence.

Blog - ACRC Launch – A day to remember

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In our latest blog, Rob Mackie looks back at the ACRC Launch event.

Blog - Quality of care in later life in LMICs

Briefing paper 4: Quality of care in later life in Low and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Blog - ACRC publishes third briefing paper

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Briefing Paper 3: Multimorbidities

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