New volunteer registration data published

25 January 2018

Join Dementia Research Volunteer Registration Data is a monthly statistical publication produced by the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research to support delivery of the 2020 Dementia Challenge objectives. This has been published for the first time today, and will be published on the 1st of each month. This report provides information on […]

Piloting Dementia Research kiosks in healthcare settings

15 January 2018

The Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research has recently been piloting the use of kiosks in healthcare settings to encourage sign up to Join Dementia Research. The kiosks allow users to enter basic details (name, year of birth, region) and if they would like to be contacted by email or phone. They […]

Dementia Reporters – asking questions from the community

9 January 2018

The Dementia Reporters project sees people affected by dementia become citizen journalists, and question leading research academics, clinicians and industry professionals. These reporters conduct interviews as representatives of their community creating a video library of expert knowledge that matters to the dementia community. In July 2017, three Join Dementia Research champions got to put their […]

Join Dementia Research working with Rowlands Pharmacies

Through February 2018, Rowlands Pharmacy chain will be delivering a Dementia Research awareness campaign in all its 527 branches across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered as part of Rowlands’ Healthy Living Pharmacy work, this campaign is a partnership between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer’s Research UK and Join Dementia Research. Pharmacy staff […]

NHS & Government Support for Dementia Research Vision

8 January 2018

The Government vision, and NHS support for health research and Join Dementia Research is outlined in a number of key documents, including the 2020 Dementia Challenge and the Dementia: Good Care Planning document by NHS England. Read more about support for health research at NHS and Government Support for health research

Increasing Join Dementia Research recruits through GP engagement

2 January 2018

A new initiative piloted in the West of England with local GP surgeries, has revealed a successful approach to recruiting volunteers to Join Dementia Research. A joint project between the NIHR Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) and the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, aimed to work alongside GPs in the region […]

Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys initiative results in substantial rise in volunteers

15 December 2017

Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust in the North of England has seen a substantial rise in the number of patients signing up to Join Dementia Research. This shift has increased since they have recruited a Research Assistant, Lauren Roberts, whose role is to promote and recruit patients to Join Dementia Research. […]

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