Announcements

Blood pressure tablets offer radiotherapy protection for prostate cancer patients News

26th October, 2015

Blood pressure medication could help protect men from complications arising from radiotherapy for prostate cancer, a new study by researchers at the University of Dundee has found. Radiotherapy is an established treatment for cancer which has been confined to the prostate gland. However, the treatment can cause collateral damage to other parts of the colorectal region. This can result in bleeding...

Angus practice manager scoops top award News

26th October, 2015

Maxine Jones, project manager at Academy Medical Centre in Forfar, has won Top Healthcare Manager at a national event. Maxine was presented with the award at a ceremony held in Glasgow by The Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM), Scotland. The award recognises healthcare managers who have gone above and beyond to make sure that services to patients are the best they can be. Maxine won the aw...

Research highlights the role of genes in eczema News

26th October, 2015

Researchers including Dr Sara Brown and Professor Irwin McLean from the University of Dundee have discovered 10 new genetic variants that help determine which people will develop eczema, highlighting potential new targets for therapeutic research. In the largest genetic study of eczema in the world to date, a group of international researchers led by Dr Lavinia Paternoster from the MRC Integrativ...

Dundee in world’s top 100 universities for Medicine and Health News

15th October, 2015

The University of Dundee has scored another impressive international rating after being placed 90th in Times Higher Education’s World University subject rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health. The 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research,...

Research leads to change in medicine labelling for salt content News

15th October, 2015

University of Dundee research that showed high salt levels in common medicines put patients at increased risk of cardiovascular events has led to a recommendation for a Europe-wide change in labelling legislation for medication. The 2013 study, led by Dr Jacob George from the University’s School of Medicine alongside collaborators from University College London, showed that millions of pati...

National award for NHS Tayside Public Health team News

13th October, 2015

An NHS Tayside initiative to improve access to testing and treatment of Hepatitis C in people receiving opioid replacement therapy has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.A team led by NHS Tayside’s Public Health Directorate was awarded Best Treatment Pathway Initiative in the 2015 Quality in Care (QiC) Programme Awards Hepatitis C category for its project ‘Testing and treatm...

SGSAH Doctoral Internships in AHSP - deadline 23 October News

7th October, 2015

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities in collaboration with the Academic Health Science Partneships in AHSP currenbtly offers four Doctoral Internships in Ninewells Hospital Dunde, focused on projects: Comic families in health & social care Healthcare meets Design meets Healthcare Towards an “empathy map” of patients physical, psychological, social & cultural...

Group identifications are the strongest indicator of mental and physical health News

7th October, 2015

Individuals who fail to derive value from their interactions with family, friends, colleagues, and other groups are much more likely to be depressed, drink heavily, eat unhealthily, smoke, and fail to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Dundee. Professor Fabio Sani, from the University’s School of Psychology, led a team looking at the interplay between group identifica...

NHS Tayside helping patients stay connected with free wifi News

1st October, 2015

Patients at hospitals in NHS Tayside can now enjoy free internet access thanks to support from Tayside Health Fund, which is the NHS Tayside registered charity. As part of NHS Tayside’s commitment to patient care and wellbeing, a new patient wifi service has been rolled out at hospitals across the region. Patients at Ninewells, Stracathro and Perth Royal Infirmary can connect to the patien...

New Chair Appointed to Tayside NHS Board News

30th September, 2015

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Shona Robison has announced the appointment of Professor John Connell as the Chair of Tayside NHS Board.Professor Connell is currently Vice Principal for Research and Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Dundee. He has a distinguished record of leadership in the NHS and University sector, with clinical and research interests in horm...