Announcements

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...

NHS Tayside nurse consultant makes top 100 clinicians list News

26th November, 2014

Jacqueline Thompson, Nurse Consultant Older People, was nominated by a colleague in recognition for her work as advanced nurse practitioner at Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust. Ms Thompson has recently moved to Tayside to take up the post of Nurse Consultant Older People, one of just three nurse consultants for older people in Scotland. The Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2014 Clinical...

New strategy to treat Cystic Fibrosis News

26th November, 2014

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Dundee, have described a new approach for the future treatment of most cases of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), offering unexpected hope to patients suffering from the debilitating and life-shortening inherited disease. In a study published in the journal Autophagy, the consortium of scientists from Italy, France and Scotl...

Fellowship award for NHS Tayside consultant psychiatrist News

26th November, 2014

An NHS Tayside consultant psychiatrist has been honoured with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Dr Peter Connelly was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians at an award ceremony last month. As well as his consultant psychiatrist role, Dr Connelly is also Co-Director of the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network (SDCRN). Fellowship is the highest level o...