Announcements

Chief Medical Officer visits Dundee to discuss joint efforts against anti-microbial resistance News

29th February, 2016

Chief Medical Officer of Scotland Catherine Calderwood visited Dundee on 9 February to discuss joint efforts by the Scottish researchers against the anti-microbial resistance (AMR). It is one of the greatest threats to health in the future, with the world running out fast of antibiotics that are effective against common bacteria that cause infections. At the School of Life Sciences Chief Medical...

National Clinical Strategy launched in Dundee News

22nd February, 2016

The Crescent community hub in Whitfield was the venue for this week’s launch of the National Clinical Strategy by Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison. Shona Robison was welcomed to the centre by NHS Tayside Chairman Professor John Connell and Chief Executive Lesley McLay. The Health Secretary then met with Medical Director Dr Andrew Russell and Nurse Director Gillian Costello as well...

Dundee shares in £23.2m Medical Research Council boost News

17th February, 2016

The University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1million of £23m in new grants announced today by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The MRC is accelerating innovative medical research with £23.3 million in new funding to take ground-breaking ideas from UK universities into industry and out to patients. The announcement was made on 16 February 2016 by Universities and Science...

PRI staff are out of this world! News

15th February, 2016

A group of staff at Perth Royal Infirmary are over the moon after receiving a message of thanks from British astronaut Major Tim Peake. After his mother-in-law Madeleine King spent time as a patient in ward 8, the British astronaut sent staff his thanks all the way from the International Space Station. Major Peake posed for a photograph of himself holding up a sign which reads “Thank you N...

Tayside dietitians receive BDA awards News

15th February, 2016

Three Tayside dietitians have been awarded the Roll of Honour from the British Dietetic Association. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) Roll of Honour was awarded to Caroline McKenzie and Jacqueline Walker, improvement and development managers with Tayside Nutrition MCN, and dietetic consultant in public health nutrition Joyce Thompson for their individual work in 2015-16. The award recognis...

Cancer plan launched by Chief Medical Officer News

15th February, 2016

Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood launched ‘right diagnosis, right treatment, right team, right place; the cancer plan for children and young people in Scotland’ which outlines the vision to deliver a safe, sustainable world class national service for children and young people with cancer. The plan was published by the Managed Service Network for Children and Young People...

University to mark collaboration with Japanese pharma company News

10th February, 2016

A Japanese delegation is visiting the University of Dundee to initiate a partnership seeking to develop new treatments for inflammatory diseases. Scientists and executives from Ono, Japan’s oldest pharmaceutical company, will meet with leading researchers from the University’s School of Life Sciences to mark the start of the collaboration, which will see the Dundee team help Ono to la...

Pharmacist’s prescription for excellence News

10th February, 2016

A Perthshire pharmacist has won a national award for his focus on patient needs and work in community projects. Andrew Watson of Davidson’s Chemist in Bridge of Earn picked up the Pharmacist of the Year (Independent) award at the Scottish Pharmacy Awards. The judges were particularly impressed by Andrew’s commitment to person-centred pharmaceutical care, focusing on the needs of indi...

Managing Antibiotic Resistance returns after early success News

10th February, 2016

According to the World Health Organisation, antimicrobial-resistant infections currently claim at least 50,000 lives each year across Europe and the US alone. Tackling this growing health problem requires education of healthcare professionals on a global scale, which is why the University of Dundee has launched a course which can be studied anywhere in the world. The Antimicrobial Stewardship: M...

NHS Tayside supports national campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation News

5th February, 2016

NHS Tayside is supporting the first TV campaign in the UK to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). The campaign comes as new research shows 93% of parents have heard of child sexual exploitation but almost a third (29%) know little about it and over a third (36%) believe it won’t affect their family. In 2014/15 ChildLine in Scotland provided 635 counselling sessions to children and young...