Age and ageing
The Age and Ageing Specialty Group is one of 23 Specialty Groups which provide national networks of topic-specific expertise. These groups are key to the success of the CCRN. They work at both national and local levels to ensure the successful delivery of research within their specialties. This means ensuring that studies are delivered to target and on time.
This group is the UK’s first ageing research network. Our goal is to harness ageing related research expertise and enthusiasm throughout the UK that is critical to the success of the NIHR research network. Formed in January 2009, the Age and Ageing national Specialty Group currently brings together researchers in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the 25 Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) regions across England.
The purpose of the group is to:
- Provide an oversight of the NIHR UK portfolio of age and ageing research
- Promote the benefits of research being adopted on to the UKCRN portfolio
- Work with interested research funders and professional organisations to help develop new portfolio studies.
- Increase the number of ageing studies recruiting to target and on time
- Raise awareness of the opportunities for NHS colleagues to contribute to research with support from CLRN/NHS R and D funding
- Engage with all active and potentially active age and ageing researchers in the UK regions through local leads (see below for your local contact).
We recommend this link to watch Brian's video.
Hear all about Brian's research journey as he talks about his role in a study that aims to find out if the involvement of a geriatrician at the point of discharge from hospital can improve the care for older people.
The group support and promote research in:
- Healthy ageing and frailty
- Organising and delivering interventions for health promotion
- Ageing process and early markers of ill health
- Modelling links between disease and functioning
- Education and lifelong learning
- Environmental conditions for ageing well
- Effectiveness of clinical and social care.