Over 300 members of staff at Leicester’s Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have joined a study investigating immune responses to COVID-19 in healthcare workers. The study, named DIRECT, aims to find out whether there are differences in immune responses to COVID-19 infection and vaccination between ethnic groups.
Hard to reach is the term often used to describe people who don’t want to come to ‘town hall’ style meetings, academic talks or committees. It’s a term increasingly and rightly out of fashion, as researchers in universities and hospitals develop sufficient awareness to realise that it’s the institution and the nature of its engagement that is hard to reach. It’s a term I’ve always found absurd, in light of the simple fact that I don’t want to go to committees or town hall style meetings or academic talks outside of work hours myself!Read More
Professor Tom Yates, of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, and Professor Kamlesh Khunti, from NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Mildands, will investigate the risk of COVID-19 on ethnic minorities in one of 12 new projects aiming to accelerate the use of data for coronavirus research, it has just been announced.Read More
A project trialling the use of self-screening kiosks in Leicestershire workplaces to detect symptoms of COVID-19 has been launched by the University of Leicester through the Leicester Life Sciences Accelerator (LLSA) and the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.Read More
A drive to encourage ethnic minority healthcare workers to participate in a Government-backed study investigating the risks of COVID-19 to their health has been launched today.Read More
Ethnic minority healthcare workers are more likely to have built up antibodies to COVID-19, a team of researchers from Leicester has found.Read More