Announcements

'Hello my name is ...' campaign launched in NHS Tayside News

28th August, 2015

A new national campaign to encourage better communication with patients has been launched across NHS Tayside. The original ‘Hello my name is …’ campaign was created Dr Kate Granger, a terminally ill young hospital consultant based in Yorkshire, who became frustrated with the number of healthcare staff she came in contact with during her care who did not introduce themselves. T...

Patients wanted by Medical School News

28th August, 2015

The University of Dundee is recruiting volunteers to play the role of patients and help train the next generation of doctors, dentists and nurses. The University’s School of Medicine is appealing for members of the public to join its Patient Bank Programme in the Clinical Skills Centre at Ninewells Hospital. The Centre offers a realistic clinical setting for students to practice communicati...

Views sought to help Transform Care after Cancer Treatment News

28th August, 2015

Tayside people are being called on to share their feedback and opinion around the support they need after going through treatment for cancer. Cancer patients, carers and the general public are being invited to part in an online survey. The survey is the start of a new pilot project in Tayside to support and enable people who are having, or have completed, cancer treatment. Macmillan Cancer Suppor...

Embrace emotions in social work, says academic News

28th August, 2015

Rather than burying their own emotions, social workers should embrace and reflect upon them in order to provide better support for the vulnerable people they work with, according to a new book by a University of Dundee researcher. Dr Richard Ingram is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean within the University’s School of Education & Social Work. His book, ‘Understanding Emotions in...

Report calls for improved support for young adults with life-limiting conditions News

28th August, 2015

A new report compiled for Children’s Hospice Association Scotland calls for the need for improved training and ongoing support for young adults living with life-limiting conditions, their families and health and social care professionals. The report was commissioned by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) to understand the life transitions of young adults with life-limiting...

Group identifications reduce mental health problems in teenagers News

28th August, 2015

Teenagers who fail to identify with their family, school and friends are more than four times likely to suffer mental health problems as peers who interact positively with these social groups, according to research from the University of Dundee. The research team, led by Psychology PhD student Kirsty Miller, surveyed more than 1000 high school pupils from the Fife area. The results showed that gr...

New clinicians welcomed to Tayside News

28th August, 2015

Trainee and graduate healthcare professionals filling the new clinical position of Physician Associate have been welcomed to NHS Tayside. Mr Stuart Oglesby, Consultant Surgeon and Dr Alex Doney, Consultant Physician welcomed four graduates from Aberdeen University to NHS Tayside for one-year internships where they will undertake placements in gastroenterology, acute stroke medicine, general surge...

Research offers clues to Parkinson’s disease causes and potential drug target News

13th August, 2015

A stage-by-stage picture of a key cellular mechanism associated with the development of Parkinson’s Disease has been captured for the first time by a research team led by the University of Dundee. The findings give further understanding of the possible causes of Parkinson’s disease and offer potential for multiple targets for therapeutics to be developed. Parkinson’s disease (P...

It's time to turn Scotland's Big C into the 'wee c' News

13th August, 2015

More people in Scotland are surviving cancer than ever before - around 15,800 men and women diagnosed with cancer this year will survive compared to 9,500 that would have survived 30 years ago - enough to fill Glasgow’s Armadillo five times over. The figures were revealed at the launch of the wee c – a new initiative which aims to change the way cancer is viewed in Scotland, in a bid t...

Unravelling the genetics of diabetic neuropathic pain News

11th August, 2015

Research from the University of Dundee could one day help identify which diabetic patients are most likely to experience neuropathic pain and how best to treat them by studying their genetic make-up. Neuropathic pain, caused by a lesion or a disease affecting the nervous system, is one of the most common complications of diabetes, currently affecting around 1 in 4 diabetic patients in the UK. The...