Announcements

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...

Health and Social Care Integration reaches milestone in Perth and Kinross News

30th September, 2015

The Integration of Health and Social Care services in Perth and Kinross recently reached a milestone when the final meeting of the Integration Pathfinder Board was held, to be replaced by the new local Integration Joint Board. For the past 18 months preparation for integrating services has been steered by a Pathfinder Board made up of elected members from Perth & Kinross Council, the Chief Ex...

Centre of Excellence award for NHS Tayside Photobiology Unit News

30th September, 2015

NHS Tayside’s Photobiology Unit has been accredited as the first UK Centre of Excellence by the European Society for Photodynamic Therapy in Dermatology (EURO-PDT).Dr Sally Ibbotson, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Photobiology and Honorary Consultant dermatologist at the Photobiology Unit and Dermatology Department has also been accredited as a EURO-PDT specialist. Dr Ibbotson was presented wi...

Sandy Watson – a tribute News

28th September, 2015

Alexander Bell (Sandy) Watson, OBE, DL, MA, Med Sandy Watson, a career public servant who gave a lifetime of service to communities across Scotland, has died at the age of 70 in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, following a short illness. Born in Airdrie on 20 May 1945, Sandy spent his childhood in the town with his brother Ian. Educated at Airdrie Academy, Glasgow University then Jordanhill College...

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...