Announcements

Two medicines prove more effective than one for the initial treatment of high blood pressure News

24th September, 2015

A team of researchers, including the University of Dundee’s Professor Tom MacDonald, have shown that starting treatment for hypertension with two medicines at the same time rather than one can significantly reduce blood pressure and may cut the subsequent risk of strokes and heart attacks. The British Hypertension Society Research Network of academic researchers, led by Professor Morris Bro...

Public asked to take dental health survey News

24th September, 2015

NHS Tayside is asking everyone to take part in an online survey about dental health and services in Tayside.This survey to collect information and opinions from people about their experiences of accessing and using NHS dental services is part of a project to develop an oral health equity strategy for Tayside that will meet the needs of local people and help reduce inequalities in oral health. Sus...

Fifty-year-old drug could revolutionise blood pressure treatment News

24th September, 2015

A drug that has been used for over 50 years as a diuretic could revolutionise treatment of resistant hypertension, according to research published today in the Lancet. In as many as 10 per cent of patients with high blood pressure it is difficult to control blood pressure even when 3 or more drugs are used together. These patients have what doctors call “resistant hypertension” and ar...

Dundee named Scottish University of the Year News

18th September, 2015

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide. Dundee’s success follows a sharp rise in its overall ranking in the Good University Guide’s league table, to be published in The Sunday Times this weekend (September 20th). The University rises eight places to 37th in the UK rankings and to fourth in Scotland....

Survey improves understanding of people's attitudes towards alcohol in Tayside News

18th September, 2015

An anonymous survey has gathered vital information to improve the understanding of attitudes to alcohol across Tayside. More than 2000 people took part in the Tayside Social Attitudes to Alcohol Survey, which was conducted by NHS Tayside on behalf of the Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) in Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross. Early results from the online survey, which ran for five weeks, pr...

Dundee lends eHealth expertise to Europe-wide hypertension project News

10th September, 2015

The University of Dundee is contributing its internationally renowned expertise in eHealth and informatics to a major Europe-wide research project to improve diagnosis and therapeutic care for primary and secondary forms of arterial hypertension. ENS@T-HT is a five-year European H2020 research project, co-ordinated by Paris-based Inserm, created to tackle these issues. It has funds of up €7....

Enhanced Community Support success in Perth & Kinross News

10th September, 2015

The Enhanced Community Support model of care recently introduced in Perth & Kinross is benefiting patients and their families. Enhanced Community Support is a new way of working across services which supports adults and older people to remain at home. The model aims to reduce the need for emergency or unnecessary admission to hospital. The model involves a multi-disciplinary response by hosp...

Thousands set to start `Identifying the dead’ News

7th September, 2015

Thousands of amateur forensic investigators are set to start unpicking a Val McDermid-penned mystery this week in a massive open online course launched by the University of Dundee. The free online course - 'Identifying The Dead: forensic science and human identification’ – has already attracted more than 16,000 participants ahead of its launch on Monday September 7th. There is st...

NHS Tayside and SFRS launch learning module to help protect vulnerable people News

7th September, 2015

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and NHS Tayside have created a new e-learning module for health professionals to help protect vulnerable people in the city. A pioneering partnership initiative by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and NHS Tayside, which aims to prevent fires in the homes of the most vulnerable and at risk people, was launched on 2 September 2015. Both organisatio...

£2million Jacqui Wood Campaign draws to a close News

7th September, 2015

The Ninewells Cancer Campaign, which has raised in excess of £20million to support cancer research and treatment in Dundee, is celebrating the successful conclusion of its latest fundraising drive. The Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre, on the University of Dundee Medical School campus at Ninewells Hospital, stands as tribute to the work done by Jacqui, who was Chairman of the Ninewells Cancer Camp...