In The Press

Little proof sunbathing cuts heart attack risk

"Sunbathing 'can cut risk of heart attacks and strokes'," reports the Metro – but there is little hard evidence to back the claim...New research has tried to explain previous observations that blood pressure is lower in the summer than in the winter...

The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh.

It was funded by the Foundation for Skin Research, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, the Claire Wand Fund and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Little proof sunbathing cuts heart attack risk, NHS Inform, 22 January 2014.
Similar story reported in the Yorkshire Post.
Original story on NHS Choices.


CLAIRE WAND FUND: RESEARCH FUNDING

If any GP would like to undertake research, or study for something that will improve their practice, or the wider community, then the Claire Wand Fund may be able to pay for some or all of the costs. The funding is set aside for GPs to improve their education for the benefit of patients.

The application process makes it clear whether the Fund is likely to offer support.

This is a fund for GPs and is open to every GP.

Further information is available on the Claire Wand Fund website at: http://www.clairewand.org/.

Sheffield Local Medical Committee Newletter, December 2011.


Claire Wand Fund

If any GP would like to undertake research, or study for something that will improve their practice, or the wider community, then the Claire Wand Fund may be able to pay for some or all of the costs. Application to the Trustees is simple and the process will make it clear whether the Fund is likely to support you or not. This is a fund for GPs and is open to every GP. Go to the Claire Wand Fund website to find out whether you are able to access this money set aside for GPs to improve their education for the benefit of patients.

Barnsley LMC Newsletter, December 2011.


The Claire Wand Fund

The Claire Wand Fund is a trust working to provide grants for research and the further education of doctors working in general practice. Grants can be given towards the cost of administrative assistance, for stationery costs, conference fees, dissemination of information and travel costs if the project cannot be undertaken in the UK.

Awards are generally granted for sums up to £2,000 and trustees meet in June and December to consider applications.

To apply please contact; The Secretary, The Claire Wand Fund, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP. Email: [email protected].

North Staffordshire LMC Newsletter, July 2010.


The Claire Wand Fund provides grants for GP research. Dr John Macdonald explains how you could receive funding

Do you have a research project in mind in the field of general practice?

If so, you should be aware of the existence of the Claire Wand Fund, which is dedicated to GP research.

The fund is governed by a group of trustees and administered by the BMA.

With approximately pounds 20,000 available for annual disbursement, GPs can receive grants of up to pounds 2,000 for research projects.

The trustees are keen to support research that will improve the quality of care in general practice and encourage low-key projects. The majority of funding has been for …

GP BUSINESS: Research funding for GPs, December 15 2003.