Announcements

New clinicians to be seen on Tayside wards News

22nd April, 2015

Trainee and graduate healthcare professionals filling the new clinical position of Physician Associate will soon be a feature in local hospitals as NHS Tayside supports the development of the role. Physician Associates (PAs) are a new and rapidly growing group of graduate professionals who, whilst not doctors, have the skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment. Physician A...

Dundee Study to establish bowel cancer 'risk score' News

22nd April, 2015

Leading experts in bowel cancer screening at the University of Dundee are launching a research project to develop a new 'risk score’ for patients that could lead to more effective identification of those at risk from the disease. The researchers say a practical risk assessment for GPs could lead to quicker diagnosis, save thousands of people every year from undergoing unnecessary colonoscop...

'Rising tide' of drug prescriptions needs to addressed, says new study News

21st April, 2015

A ‘rising tide’ in the use of prescribed medications and potentially serious drug interactions raises significant concerns of adverse drug reactions that need to be addressed, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Dundee. A fifteen-year study of prescribing data for all 310,000 adults resident in the Tayside region of Scotland showed that, between 1995...

Smoke free grounds across NHS Tayside News

20th April, 2015

Staff from the NHS Tayside Smoke Free Services team will be offering advice and support on its updated no smoking policy during daily walkabouts on NHS Tayside sites. The Scottish Government has set out the ambition for Scotland to be a place where almost nobody smokes. Within Tayside nearly 77% of people don’t smoke. NHS Tayside supports the government’s ambition and asks that people...

Transforming the health of mothers and babies through research News

16th April, 2015

The University of Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit will next month celebrate how  research in midwifery and maternity care is improving the care of women and babies globally, with a particular focus on Scotland’s contribution. The 2015 Transforming Midwifery and Maternity Care Through Research conference takes place at Apex City Quay Hotel on Wednesday, 13th May. The prog...

Medicine and dentistry training programme for Saudi Arabia News

13th April, 2015

The Saudi Arabian Embassy Cultural Attache has signed a contract with the University of Dundee to train outstanding students from their country as medical doctors and dentists. The first formal agreement between the Saudi government and the University of Dundee will fund three annual intakes of medicine and dentistry students to a bespoke one-year foundation course. A total of eight students are...

Dundee students bring fresh insights to improving NHS outpatient care News

13th April, 2015

Five design students from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design have been attending an exclusive two-day event in Edinburgh focusing on revolutionising the outpatient experience in NHS Scotland with the support of digital technology. This is the result of a pilot initiative between the college and the Digital Health Institute (DHI) to involve students...

Dundee medical student scoops £10,000 prize at SIE Student Summit News

30th March, 2015

University of Dundee student Christopher McCann has been awarded £10,000 to develop his business idea at this year’s Scottish Institute for Enterprise Student Summit in Edinburgh. Ten entrepreneurs shortlisted from hundreds of entries in SIE’s Fresh Ideas and New Ventures competitions were awarded prizes ranging from £500 up to £10,000. Christopher, who is currently...

Experts and patients meet to tackle Scotland's chronic pain News

25th March, 2015

The latest developments in tackling chronic pain suffered by people across Scotland will be discussed at a meeting of experts and patients this week at the University of Dundee. The Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) annual scientific meeting, taking place on Friday March 27th, is the country’s major gathering of experts in pain management and relief, with patients also playing a key...

Chief Officer appointed for Angus Health and Social care Integration Partnership News

25th March, 2015

NHS Tayside and Angus Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Vicky Irons as Chief Officer for the Angus Health and Social Care Integration Partnership. Over the next 12 months, it will be the job of the Chief Officer to lead the arrangements for the integration of health and social care services provided by NHS Tayside and Angus Council. New Health and Social Care Partnerships will b...