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Cardiff and Vale stroke specialist shortage concern

October 5th, 2017

Concerns have been raised after “game-changing” treatment for stroke patients in south Wales was stopped because of a shortage of specialists.

Of three Cardiff radiologists able to perform thrombectomies, one took a new job, another retired and the third is on sick leave, it is understood.

The Stroke Association said despite a case-by-case arrangement with Bristol, Wales needed a long term solution.

It is set against a background of a UK-wide shortage of specialists.

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Single IRAS form to replace separate ethics and R&D application forms on a UK-wide basis

From the 28th June 2017 a combined IRAS form that merges REC and R&D forms will be used across the UK.

HRA releases six eLearning modules

We have developed six new eLearning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community.