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At ARC East Midlands, we are committed to continuously improving both the quality of our research and the positive impact we have in our local communities and through our specialisms nationally.

As part of this commitment, we organised an independent external review led by a team of experts at the halfway mark of our current funding term. It took place earlier this month and we are certain that we benefit from this process. The panel members were complimentary about our work; we look forward to receiving the feedback.

Meanwhile, we have also been busy staging two webinar series. During May and June, we held research showcases to provide an opportunity for our colleagues and partners to learn about the work within our ARC themes. Over 240 people attended across all sessions, which were engaging and informative, and we were delighted to receive positive feedback.

Then, as part of our national ARC lead role in multiple long-term conditions (MTLC), we held an education webinar series which aimed to bridge the gap between the research and clinical management of people with MLTC. The interactive sessions led to discussions on future directions for education and research in this area. 

In this edition we also share details of our new research projects which started in April 2022. We look forward to seeing these projects through to successful completion and implementation. 

With very best wishes 



Professor Kamlesh Khunti
Director, NIHR ARC East Midlands
Vaccinations associated with reduced risks of Long COVID, new study finds 
Symptoms of Long COVID can decrease by more than 12 per cent after being vaccinated.
Lack of screening for mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy
Less than one in four women with a history of gestational diabetes are screened annually for type 2 diabetes, a study has found.
Vaccination rates lower in Black community compared to other ethnic groups
COVID-19 vaccination rates are much higher in White and Indian people and lower amongst Black individuals. 
Pensioner backs volunteering campaign by sharing his journey into health research
Dr Fred Higton has backed the NIHR's Be Part of Research Campaign to highlight the benefits of patient involvement.
Mental health presentations to ambulances in rural-urban areas
 
Burden and management of multimorbidities among migrants
Advancing the understanding and translational potential of physical activity tools and prescription 

 
Systematic review of COVID-19 study ethnic representation
Evaluating psychological skills training among cancer care staff

 
In-session psychological therapy feedback
Pulmonary rehabilitation network meta-analysis

 
Influence of ethnicity on patient reported outcome measures in people with diabetic foot ulcer disease
VACANCY: Research Assistant
We've got a fantastic opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our team and provide support on ARC East Midlands funded studies. Advert closes midnight on 5 July 2022. 
East Midlands Research into Ageing Network (EMRAN)
The next EMRAN event will take place on July 21. The theme for this meeting is assistive robots influence on the dynamics in health and social care. Register your place here
Equality Impact Assessment (EqiA) workshops
Do you require further support with your EqiA? The Centre for Ethnic Health Research are hosting a series of workshops for researchers and study teams within NIHR ARCs. 
Research showcase
Find out more about our work within the six ARC themes and the potential that the research offers in terms of implementation, change and benefits.
Education webinars covering multiple long-term conditions (MLTC) 
An online series, aiming to bridge the gap between research and clinical management of people with MLTC, is now available. 
Short course training programme
ARC East Midlands delivered a range of online training courses for researchers including preparing for implementation, qualitative research and Twitter masterclass.
 
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Obesity, ethnicity and COVID-19 mortality
This summary document shows the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of death due to COVID-19 across ethnic groups. 
COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates and sociodemographic variability
New evidence shows how sociodemographic inequalities influenced COVID-19 vaccination uptake in England. 
 
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ARC East Midlands Theme Lead joins national screening panel
Professor Natalie Armstrong has been appointed to the UK National Screening Committee as an Implementation Expert.
ARC East Midlands PhD trainee success in GOSH placement
A PhD trainee has won a grant to develop an innovative COVID-19 immune response technique as part of a career progression initiative.
East Midlands Research into Ageing Network (EMRAN)

Twitter: @EMRAN_ageing
Newsletter: Join here
Email: emran@nottingham.ac.uk

The Centre for Ethnic Health Research

Twitter: @EthnicHealthRes
Newsletter: Join via website
Email: ethnichealthresearch@leicester.ac.uk 

East Midlands Clinical-Academic Practitioner Network (EMCAPN)

Twitter: @emcapn2017
Email: emcapn@nottingham.ac.uk

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