Announcements

Enhanced Community Support Success in Angus News

24th June, 2015

The community-based model of care recently introduced in the South Angus locality is making a real difference to patients and their families. The Enhanced Community Support model involves a variety of professionals including GPs, district nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, pharmacists, specialist hospital doctors, social work and voluntary sector colleagues working together as...

New model for out-of-hours healthcare in Tayside News

24th June, 2015

NHS Tayside is moving to a new model of out-of-hours healthcare which will see the service operating from a specialist out-of-hours base at Kings Cross Health & Community Care Centre in Dundee. This, however, does not mean all patients will go to Kings Cross to be seen. Dr Michelle Watts, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, said, “The out-of-hours service in Tayside, in common...

Vitamin D `not guilty’ in heart disease and winter deaths News

22nd June, 2015

The belief that vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunshine – like childhood rickets a hundred years ago – causes increased heart disease and deaths in winter has been challenged by research from the University of Dundee. The research, led by Emeritus Professor Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, suggests that vitamin D is not guilty and is u...

A super-targeted method of destroying tumour proteins developed in Dundee News

16th June, 2015

Scientists at the University of Dundee have developed a super-targeted method of destroying malevolent proteins in tumour cells, removing the threat of collateral damage to surrounding proteins. The research team led by Dr Alessio Ciulli in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee has developed a small molecule that can hone in highly selectively on a single protein, BRD4, which has emerged as an a...

Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests News

10th June, 2015

Imaging technology that scans blood vessels in the eye could be used to help diagnose a wide range of diseases, according to a study carried out by the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Researchers say software designed to assess the health of vessels in the retina could help scientists spot the early signs of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Changes to the retina are often a sign of si...

Health and Social Care Chief Officer appointed for Dundee News

5th June, 2015

A Dundee community health boss has been appointed to the new chief officer role with the city’s integrated health and social care partnership. David Lynch, General Manager of the Dundee Community Health Partnership since 2005 took up his new role on June 1. He said: "This is a huge opportunity to make it easier and quicker for local people to access the services and support they need...

NHS Tayside is encouraging local people to take part in dementia research. News

5th June, 2015

As part of Dementia Awareness Week (1-7 June) NHS Tayside is encouraging local people to take part in dementia research. Since the beginning of April four major clinical trials related to dementia have begun to recruit patients in Tayside. Two are seeking to enrol people with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease, one is for people with a type of vascular dementia and the fourth is looking f...

Consultants critical of NHS managerialism and bureaucracy in new report News

3rd June, 2015

The commitment of senior doctors working in NHS Scotland enables a healthcare system under severe strain to fulfil its necessary obligations to patients, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow. The BMA Scottish Consultants Committee commissioned this research to determine the extent to which consultants felt their traditional authority and leadership role...

NHS Tayside Chairman Sandy Watson Retires News

29th May, 2015

Mr Sandy Watson, Chairman of the Board of NHS Tayside, retired on Thursday (28 May 2015) after seven-and-a-half years with NHS Tayside and an impressive 48 years of public service. Retirement event held in Ninewells Hospital and attended by family, friends and colleagues of Sandy, brings to a close Mr Watson’s three public sector careers and a lifetime of service to communities across...

Launch of Tayside Social Attitudes to Alcohol survey News

28th May, 2015

Alcohol use is being put under the spotlight with the launch of a new survey across Tayside. The anonymous Tayside Social Attitudes to Alcohol survey is being conducted by NHS Tayside on behalf of the Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships (ADPs) in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross to improve understanding of people’s attitudes towards alcohol. The online questionnaire has been designed to le...