Skip to main content

Latest News

Video GP surgeries could curb need for face-to-face visits

Patients consulting their doctor by video link could reduce the need for GP visits but it is not suitable for everyone, a pilot study involving Warwick Medical School has found.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:15 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Mortality rate ‘weekend effect’ not a reliable measure of care quality in hospitals

The higher mortality rate for weekend hospital admissions should not be used as an indicator of quality of care due to the lack of data preceding patient admission and on the severity of their illness, a new study conducted at Warwick Medical School has concluded.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:10 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Only one in five doctors aware of patient feedback about their care online, survey reveals

Around one in five doctors are aware of patient feedback about themselves on review and ratings websites, according to a new survey of health professionals.

Mon 03 Jun 2019, 12:23 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Prof Franco Cappuccio awarded Recognition of Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction

The 2019 Awards Committee of the World Hypertension League has awarded the 2019 WHL Recognition of Excellence Award in Dietary Salt Reduction to Professor Francesco Cappuccio in recognition of his role as a global leader who has contributed much to better the global population.

Wed 22 May 2019, 14:43 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Dr Gregory Moorlock on the motivations behind organ donations

Le Temps featured an article about the record numbers of kidney donations in Israel which includes comments from Dr Gregory Moorlock on the motivations behind organ donations.

Wed 27 Mar 2019, 12:09 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Congratulations to Tamas Revesz, who has been awarded his PhD

 Tamas Revesz

Congratulations to Tamas Revesz, who has been awarded the degree of PhD by Published Work in Health Sciences for his work on ‘The Many Faces of Two Closely Related Tauopathies: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration’. Tamas was supervised by Diane Playford in the Division of Health Sciences.

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 10:35 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Dr Felicity Boardman Associate Professor interview on BBC Cov and Warwickshire

Dr Felicity Boardman, Associate Professor was interviewed on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire this morning about predictive genetic testing.

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11:27 | Tags: news HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Ethics

Low-cost changes in hospital canteens could ‘nudge’ customers to healthier diets

Making healthy food easier to access in hospital canteens and food outlets, as well as increasing healthy options and reducing portion sizes, are the most effective ways of encouraging healthcare staff to improve their diets according to a new study from WMS.

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 13:40 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Hannah Andrews, awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing for her PhD

Hannah Andrews, who has been awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing for her PhD on ‘The Experience of Self-Care and Self-Compassion in Nursing’. Hannah was supervised by Kate Seers and Stephanie Tierney in the Division of Health Sciences.

Thu 17 Jan 2019, 08:38 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Research by Professor Franco Cappuccio featured in Nature

Nature featured research by Professor Franco Cappuccio which shows that day-to-day variations in sleep quality affect standing balance in healthy adults. Read the Warwick press release to find out more about this work.

Wed 05 Dec 2018, 12:01 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS

Noel McCarthy awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Noel McCarthy awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Noel McCarthy who has been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, mentored by Kate Seers. WMS staff seeking this teaching accreditation, in particular those without formal teaching qualifications, are supported in preparation by the Learning and Development Centre. Find out more.

Tue 04 Dec 2018, 11:38 | Tags: HealthSciences HS_PET HS_MHWB HS_STATS HS_Ethics

Falls are more likely when you’ve had a bad night's sleep

Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from Warwick Medical School and the University of Warwick's Department of Engineering.

Mon 03 Dec 2018, 08:51 | Tags: news HealthSciences

This week's press coverage

The BBC featured an article in which Professor Franco Cappuccio discusses salt’s effect on the body.

WKZO, Channel NewsAsia and others featured comments by Dr Joanna Garstang on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in an article discussing the safest bedding for infants.

Eurofresh Distribution reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to WMS research. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.

Education Executive featured an article about mental wellbeing at work which includes comments from Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown.

WIRED UK included comments by Dr Michelle Miller on the link between sleep quality and physical health.


This week's press coverage

 
Market Business News (and others) reported that simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, according to research by WMS. The article includes comments by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode.


World Leisure Jobs reported that the FHT Award for Complementary Therapy Research was awarded to Nicola Brough, clinic director at Torus Wellbeing Clinic and Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown for their initiative: 'Development and validation of the Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (WHHQ): assessing changes in health and wellbeing of Craniosacral Therapy/CAM users'.

Yahoo included comments by Professor Roger Gadsby on the lack of specialist support for NHS staff.

Practice Business included comments by Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown on mental health and wellbeing.

  

Thu 01 Nov 2018, 11:12 | Tags: HealthSciences

Inadequate evidence to guide caffeine intake for breastfeeding mothers, review finds

There is no robust evidence for positive or negative effects of maternal caffeine consumption during breastfeeding on a breastfed child, according to research by Warwick Medical School.

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:14 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15% sales increase

Simply moving where fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a shop can increase their sales, new research by Warwick Medical School has found.

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:12 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing human organ trade

image

The Conversation featured an article by Dr Gregory Moorlock discussing how an ex-Barcelona player’s legal liver transplant is focusing attention on the human organ trade.




Wed 01 Aug 2018, 12:23 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences HS_Ethics

Frances Griffiths named Turing Fellow

 

Congratulation to Professor Frances Griffiths, who is being named a Turing Fellow with the Alan Turing Institute, commencing 1 October 2018 for a duration of two years. During this time she will be undertaking case studies on social and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. She is already a member of the Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group.

Thu 26 Jul 2018, 08:52 | Tags: HS_SSSH HealthSciences

Care Companion - Launch of unique personalised online resource for carers of older people

A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.

It has been developed by primary care specialists and researchers at Warwick Medical School, GPs, the NHS and local authority managers, with very close involvement from Age UK Warwickshire and carers group, and funded by the NHS, Warwickshire County Council and Global Initiative's 100k Social Digital Fund.

Called Care Companion www.carecompanion.org.uk, it is being launched during national Carers Week 11-17 June 2018.

Tue 26 Jun 2018, 12:49 | Tags: WPC 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

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

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

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 Apr 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 Apr 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 Apr 2018, 09:26 | Tags: news HealthSciences

Older news