NIHR Central Commissioning Facility are looking for members of the public to join advisory panels for a number of their research panels. This facility monitors performance for NIHR Programmes, Faculty and Infrastructure on behalf of the Department of Health. If you are interested, please follow the application instructions on their webpage

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

Take on a challenge for us this year! We have a few places left in two sell out runs, the British 10k London Run in July and the iconic Simplyhealth Great North Run in September. Email for an application form.

Putting thyroid tests into context: results from the Newcastle 85+ study

Professor Simon Pearce, Professor of Endocrinology, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne, outlines the results of a study he has been involved in that indicates there is no good reason to treat older people with slightly elevated TSH levels provided they are feeling OK. Read the full article here.