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News and events from the Advanced Care Research Centre



Here we are! Pathhead Choir creates concert tour on later life

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ACRC Researcher Sue Lewis is part of a choir performing songs about later life.

Healthcare data in research. What can you see? Public Involvement Workshop

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PPI Workshop explores the use of healthcare data in research.

Blog - PPI Network – Delirium Call

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Last month, Multimorbidity PhD student Rose Penfold hosted a PPI group call to help her with her delirium research.

Blog - Patient and public involvement in the Images of Care co-analysis workshops

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Read our latest blog from WP4 researcher Nichole Fernandez.

Blog - Research Visit to University of Barcelona

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ACRC and AIM-CISC researcher Imane Guellil tells us about her recent visit to the University of Barcelona.

Academy develops lecture series

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Earlier this year, students at the ACRC Academy secured funding to establish their own lecture series.

Spring Symposium - Student Posters

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See our students with their posters from the 2023 Spring Symposium.

ACRC Symposium springs into life

Students, researchers and public contributors across the ACRC had the opportunity to share learning and experience with colleagues at the ACRC Spring Symposium earlier this week.

Call for Participants -Supporting older caregivers of people with multiple long term conditions

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Do you live with more than one long term condition and care for someone (family member, relative, friend) also living with multiple long term conditions?

Co-designing future implementation research priorities and assistive technology innovations targeted at supporting older caregivers of people with multiple long-term conditions

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Dr Stella Arakelyan leads on a seed project funded by the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network which seeks to co-develop need-based support strategies and/or assistive technologies to help older caregivers of people with multiple long-term conditions to live well.

Calls to strengthen use of Scottish care home data

A national framework for care home data should be developed in order to benefit residents and inform Scotland’s health and social care services, according to a new report.

Workshop: Can newspapers and local characteristics explain health in Edinburgh?

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Join us to share your local knowledge and discuss how newspaper articles could help explain the health of people living in different parts of Edinburgh.

Chancellor gets to grips with ACRC

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Members of the ACRC presented their research to Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, on a recent visit.

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. 

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