Announcements

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...

Celebrating 40 years of Ninewells News

28th October, 2014

Ninewells Hospital first opened its doors four decades ago and, to mark this special anniversary, a free exhibition will be on display to capture the many significant developments in healthcare that have taken place at the hospital over the years. Forty years ago, on 23October 1974, the official opening of the hospital was performed by Her Majesty, the Queen Mother. The exhibition, created by the...

Commitment to Excellence News

28th October, 2014

Dr James Chalmers is a highly respected University of Dundee clinical academic and respiratory physician. Already recognised as a leader in the field of respiratory infection, he is also known as an enthuasiastic teacher and mentor. He is much sought after as a research project supervisor, and has given many medical students and trainees a helping hand onto the first step of an academic career. H...

Improving mental health services in North West Highland Perthshire News

28th October, 2014

Older people in the communities of North West Highland Perthshire are at the forefront of a new way of receiving mental health services, including dementia services and support, both directly in their own homes and in their neighbourhoods. Healthcare professionals including doctors and nurses are working in partnership with patients and their families, local authority colleagues and partners from...