Announcements

NHS Tayside Quality Awards Finalists Announced News

26th November, 2014

NHS Tayside staff’s ideas for improving the care and treatment of patients are being celebrated as the finalists for the NHS Tayside Quality Awards are announced. The awards, now in their fourth year, recognise and reward excellence and quality in healthcare services across Tayside. Over 45 teams entered the competition and 11 projects from across Tayside have made it to the finals. ...

Research targets heart damage enzyme News

26th November, 2014

The workings of an enzyme which is thought to play a role in damaging heart muscle during a heart attack have been revealed for the first time by researchers at the University of Dundee. The teams’ research into the enzyme DHHC5 raises the possibility that it might be a plausible drug target. The results of the research, which was supported by a grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF...

Your Community, Your Voice, Your Future: Improving mental health services in Northwest Perthshire News

26th November, 2014

Residents in Northwest Perthshire are being encouraged to get involved in discussions to help shape the future of older people’s mental health services in the area. An information drop-in cafe will take place at the Atholl Centre in Pitlochry on Saturday, 29 November from 10am to 12noon. Members of the local community are invited to come along to the drop-in event to discuss the developmen...

Shopping vouchers for breastfeeding set for wide-scale trial News

26th November, 2014

A pioneering project aimed at boosting breastfeeding rates in areas where levels remain stubbornly low will be tested in a large-scale trial by researchers at the Universities of Sheffield, Dundee and Brunel.   The NOurishing Start for Health (NOSH) scheme offers women £120 of shopping vouchers if they breastfeed their baby for up to six weeks and a further £80 if they conti...

Celebrating 494 healthcare professionals at Winter Graduation News

26th November, 2014

The University of Dundee’s Winter Graduation celebrated the hard work of some 494 students from the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, including 12 PhD awards. Among them, Dr Stephen McSwiggan, graduated Doctor of Philosophy. Stephen is Senior Clinical Trials Manager in the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC), which is a partnership between the University and NHS Tayside. He i...

NHS Tayside Surgical Teams hold Theatre Awareness Week News

26th November, 2014

Surgical teams in hospitals across Tayside are holding an awareness week (24-27 November) to highlight patient safety work and procedures linked with surgical theatres. The awareness week, which is partially funded by the Patient Safety Network, will include stands in Ninewells and Perth Royal Infirmary, highlighting the importance of patients being involved in their theatre journey through proce...

Ninewells: the big Four-Zero News

26th November, 2014

NHS Tayside & the University of Dundee close a time capsule to mark the 40th anniversary of Ninewells Hospital & Medical School. The event was attended by NHS Tayside Chief Executive Lesley McLay, Jean Ker Professor of Medical Education, University of Dundee as well as NHS Tayside staff with 40 years of service who witnessed NHS Tayside Chairman Sandy Watson placing the final item within...

Campaign to Promote Power of Attorney News

26th November, 2014

‘Start the Conversation’, a campaign funded by the Scottish Government, is being launched across Tayside to raise awareness of the importance of having a Power of Attorney granted to a trusted relative or friend. This campaign is a partnership between NHS Tayside, Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross Councils and local law firms. Through TV adverts shown at peak times in November and...

Athena SWAN Bronze for Dundee’s CMDN News

26th November, 2014

The University of Dundee’s College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its work to promote gender equality.  The successful application, led by Professor Jan Clarkson, Co-Director of the Dental Health Research Services Unit and Dr Lorna Talbot, Tayside Medical Science Centre, is the first College award following the University's succes...

Global education programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance News

26th November, 2014

The University of Dundee, working in collaboration with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), is set to offer its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) after signing a partnership agreement with the FutureLearn platform.  MOOCs are web-based, free-access learning courses that offer university-level courses. Dundee and BSAC’s first course will be on antimicrobial...