Case studies

Through our research, we're making a real difference to people's lives. Browse stories in this section to learn more about how we're improving health through the work we do.

The Nest

The Nest

‘The Nest’ is a bespoke drama, examining the opinion-dividing topic of sharing health data records, delivered by the Public Programmes Team for the NIHR GM PSTRC.

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Alan’s story

Alan’s story

Alan was diagnosed with diabetes aged 22 and he didn’t understand the importance of managing the condition.

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Susan’s Lupus story

Susan’s Lupus story

Susan has lupus, an autoimmune disease where the body mistakenly attacks health tissue. She has been a patient at MRI for almost 20 years and has taken part in a number of different research studies.

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George’s story

George’s story

Taking part in a clinical research trial has allowed eight year old Spiderman-fan, George, to make the most of his childhood.

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Josie’s story

Josie’s story

Josie was diagnosed with Glaucoma six years ago. Her eyes were starting to deteriorate when she was offered the opportunity to take part in a trial for a stent to reduce the pressure in her eye.

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Families enthuse over joints and genes

Families enthuse over joints and genes

Visitors got stuck into hands-on workshops where they could extract DNA from their saliva, make genetic bracelets and race to see who could pair up chromosomes or build a skeleton in the fastest time.

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