The proportion of adults in England diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis has increased by at least 40% between 2004 to 2020, new research led by Dr Ian Scott, Consultant Rheumatologist at MPFT and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Keele University’s School of Medicine has found.
Dr Zoe Paskins, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) and Reader in Rheumatology at Keele University has led on a research study which has found that steroid injections can provide an effective means of treating patients with arthritis in their hip.
Professor Saeed Farooq, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at MPFT and Professor of Psychiatry and Public Mental Health, Keele University is co-leading a research team aiming to improve mental health in tuberculosis (TB) patients by developing a new psychological treatment.
The MPFT Research and Innovation (R&I) team have led or are collaborators on five successful National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Innovation and Improvement funding bids.
Dr Ian Scott, who is a Consultant Rheumatologist at MPFT and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Keele University’s School of Medicine and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has played a leading role on a study examining pain medicine prescribing in patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Researchers based at the Trust are carrying out video-ethnographic research to explore the ‘naturalistic’ skillset used by dementia-care workers. John Chatwin and Katherine Ludwin are carrying out this 18-month study which is being funded by the National Institute for Health Research.