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PhD Studentship Opportunity - Unit of Academic Primary Care

This 3-year PhD studentship provides a unique opportunity for a promising health services researcher to work in a highly topical area. The Advanced Odyssey Clinical Decision Support solution powers a mobile health app that is being used in a pilot being promoted by NHS111 and the wider NHS across the West Midlands. There are already over 2500 assessments per week being made with the app, and this is helping to reduce pressure on the NHS111 service. However, little is known about how patients are experiencing the app and what real life impact this is having on emergency, urgent care and primary care services.

Mon 21 May 2018, 14:07 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_APC

WMS success at University Awards

We were delighted to see several individuals and teams from WMS recognised at Warwick's University Awards on 18 May.

Mon 21 May 2018, 09:54 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Oral drug treatment helps protect cancer patients from potentially deadly DVT and pulmonary embolism

Research led by Professor Annie Young indicates that taking a tablet a day can help treat cancer patients of a potentially deadly condition.

Mon 14 May 2018, 09:26 | Tags: WCTU

Many newborn screening recommendations do not assess key evidence on benefits and harms

Many national recommendations on whether to screen newborn babies for rare conditions do not assess the evidence on the key benefits and harms of screening, according to WMS research.

Fri 11 May 2018, 09:06 | Tags: news

Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week

Congratulations to Kate Seers who was awarded honorary membership of the British Pain Society this week “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the alleviation of pain through personal endeavour and through her work for the Society.”

Thu 10 May 2018, 10:37 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Wild Trials success for WMS medical students

Medical students from the Warwick Wilderness Medicine society have been celebrating their success at the recent national 'Wild Trials' competition, where their two teams came second and third out of a total of 24 teams.

Wed 09 May 2018, 12:48 | Tags: news

Dr Felicity Boardman - an inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!

This is a great broadcast by Felicity now on iplayer radio.

An inspiring example of how to be a public intellectual with panache!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b0v5xb

BBC Radio 4 - Four Thought, Screened out?

www.bbc.co.uk

Felicity Boardman discusses genetic screening for 'serious conditions'. But what, she asks, is a 'serious condition'? The answer to that question will vary, and might increase as genomic medicine expands. The answer, too, will have dramatic consequences for which people we will accept as future ...

Thu 03 May 2018, 10:48 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Engagement evening invites public to learn 'how to build a human'

Around 50 members of the public joined staff and students from our Division of Biomedical Sciences on 1 May to learn ‘how to build a human’.

Wed 02 May 2018, 10:39 | Tags: news

Cancer patients set to benefit from world’s largest surgery study

Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study featuring expertise from researchers at Warwick Medical School.

Wed 02 May 2018, 09:49 | Tags: news

BioEdge featured comments by Dr Greg Moorlock and Professor Heather Draper

BioEdge featured comments by Dr Greg Moorlock and Professor Heather Draper discussing the possible use of social media platforms such as Facebook by the government to solicit organ donations for patients in need of a transplant.

Wed 18 April 2018, 12:52 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust

Dr Felicity Boardman has been awarded a Research Enrichment award from Wellcome Trust for  'Pre-conception genetic screening for conditions of uncertain or variable prognosis: social and ethical implications'.

Wed 18 April 2018, 10:02 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale for Invitation by the World Health Organisation

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Hale, who has been invited by the World Health Organisation to serve as a Scientific Advisory Group member, to synthesise practical implementation guidance to support countries introducing health care worker vaccination with influenza uptake or those addressing low immunisation uptake.

Wed 18 April 2018, 09:55 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents

Research at Warwick Medical School has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to become overweight or obese.

Tue 17 April 2018, 09:26 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Warwick contributes to new global research into low back pain

Expertise from Warwick Medical School has contributed to a new series of papers in The Lancet which highlights the extent to which low back pain is mistreated, often against best practice treatment guidelines.

Wed 28 March 2018, 08:49 | Tags: news

Unit of Academic Primary Care hosts Thai health delegation

A delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health visited the University of Warwick on the 8th March to learn about healthcare in the UK and find out about how the NHS tackles population health within the NHS.


New study to help people with long-term pain conditions back into work

Warwick Medical School is leading a project to help unemployed people with long term pain conditions back into work.

Tue 13 March 2018, 09:00 | Tags: news WCTU

Building a better railway - in (almost) every cell in your body

New research from Warwick Medical School shows how a microscopic ‘railway’ system in our cells can optimise its structure to better suit bodies’ needs.

Tue 13 March 2018, 08:58

Congratulations to Prof Kate Seers, who has achieved the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Kate Seers, who has achieved the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, based on her doctoral supervision. She was mentored by Catherine Bennett.

Thu 01 March 2018, 10:20 | Tags: HS_SSSH

Schools alone cannot help to prevent childhood obesity, study finds

School-based healthy lifestyle interventions alone are not effective in the fight against childhood obesity, according to research conducted in the West Midlands.

Thu 08 February 2018, 13:27 | Tags: news HS_APC

Warwick doctor nominated for Tommy's award

Dr Shreeya Tewary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar based in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Warwick Medical School, has been shortlisted for a Tommy’s Award presented by baby charity Tommy’s.

Fri 02 February 2018, 10:49 | Tags: news WCTU

Cancer Research Centre hosts Ideas Cafe

Members of the public and Warwick researchers came together this week to discuss key questions related to cancer research.

Wed 31 January 2018, 15:04 | Tags: news WCTU

Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations unlikely to deliver hoped-for benefits in practice

The realities of implementing alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations, such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, mean that hoped-for reductions in GP workload and increases in available appointments for patients might not be realised according to a study led by Helen Atherton of Warwick Medical School.


New study to help improve life for headache sufferers

A study led by researchers at Warwick Medical School could help thousands of headache sufferers by investigating whether a new education and self-management programme will help improve their quality of life.

Mon 29 January 2018, 10:21 | Tags: news WCTU

New trial to improve lives of long-term painkiller users

Warwick Medical School is starting a trial to improve the lives of long-term strong painkiller users.

Thu 25 January 2018, 10:18 | Tags: news WCTU

Professor Richard Lilford awarded CBE

Congratulations to Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health at WMS, who has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours in recognition of his services to health research.

Wed 03 January 2018, 15:41 | Tags: news

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