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Prof Siobhan Quenby helps couple to have baby after 13 miscarriages

A woman from Kenilworth who suffered 13 miscarriages gave birth to a girl after pioneering work by Warwick Medical School's Professor Siobhan Quenby.

Wed 19 Jun 2019, 09:07 | Tags: news BMS

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

Congratulations to our Dean of Medicine, Professor Sudhesh Kumar, who has been awarded an OBE for services to medicine and diabetes care in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 08:26 | Tags: news

Warwick medical finalists ranked second in the UK

Warwick Medical School has been ranked second in the UK based on graduating students’ highest average total score for the Foundation Programme.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 14:03 | Tags: news

WMS graduating medic is top performer in the country

We are delighted that one of our graduating medics, James Thornton, has achieved the highest score in the UK in the national Foundation Programme job applications process this year, making him a step closer to achieving his ambition of becoming a surgeon.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:23 | Tags: news

HER2 positive early breast cancer: 6 months treatment with Herceptin is as good as 12 months for preventing cancer return

Clinical trial results published by our Clinical Trials Unit show that women treated with 6 months of Herceptin for HER2 positive early breast cancer did as well in terms of their risk of breast cancer returning as those getting the currently conventional 12 months treatment.

Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:10 | Tags: news WCTU

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

New study sheds light on how blood vessel damage from high glucose concentrations unfolds

A mechanism in the cells that line our blood vessels that helps them to process glucose becomes uncontrolled in diabetes, and could be linked to the formation of blood clots and inflammation according to researchers from WMS.

Thu 06 Jun 2019, 08:13 | Tags: news

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

WMS pregnancy researchers named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Professor Siobhan Quenby and Professor Jan Brosens from WMS have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

Wed 22 May 2019, 08:06 | Tags: news BMS

WMS scientists join prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 of the UK’s leading figures within biomedical and health sciences to their esteemed Fellowship, including Professor Gavin Perkins and Professor Richard Lilford from Warwick Medical School.

Thu 09 May 2019, 09:43 | Tags: news

Online tool for carers in Coventry and Warwickshire unveiled to politicians

A new online tool for carers in Coventry & Warwickshire, Care Companion, has been developed thanks to the work of researchers from WMS and was launched this week with the help of local MPs.

Fri 03 May 2019, 10:32 | Tags: news

Public science evening investigates 'bad cell service'

Around 50 members of the public joined staff and students from the Quantitative Biomedicine Programme and the Division of Biomedical Sciences on 1 May to learn why and how cells communicate.

Thu 02 May 2019, 13:21 | Tags: news

Inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly by country

Access to inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly across Europe, with mental health services providing up to fifty times more beds depending upon the country you live in, according to new research by WMS.

Mon 29 Apr 2019, 10:39 | Tags: news

WMS student wins Best Student Research Project at the BJGP Research Conference

Third year Warwick medical student Stephanie Soyombo has been awarded the prize for Best Student Research Project at the British Journal of General Practice Research Conference, in recognition of her work looking at reducing use of benzodiazepines in primary care.

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 14:59 | Tags: news

WMS student presents research in parliament

Third year medical student Ciara Doyle has presented her mental health research in Parliament.

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 17:08 | Tags: news

WMS signs transfer agreement with American University of Antigua

Warwick Medical School has signed a transfer agreement with the American University of Antigua, meaning that students at AUA's College of Medicine will be able to transfer to WMS to finish their medical degree.

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 08:40 | Tags: news

Student intervention helps save young boy

The quick thinking and intervention from two third year Warwick medical students was vital to a young boy when he came to the Emergency Department at UHCW with worrying symptoms.

Wed 10 Apr 2019, 11:03 | Tags: news

Medical students awarded prize by Academy of Medical Educators

Two Warwick medical students have been awarded the poster presentation prize at the Academy of Medical Educators annual conference in recognition of their work on a new reflective model for thinking through professionalism dilemmas in medicine.

Mon 08 Apr 2019, 15:17 | Tags: news

Medical student awarded JASME prize for non-science support group

A Warwick medical student has been awarded a prestigious prize by the Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) in recognition of his work supporting non-biological science background graduate medical students.

Fri 05 Apr 2019, 10:10 | Tags: news

Patient online consultation requests ‘mirror’ busiest surgery times

Patients are using online consultations in the same way they would arrange a consultation via traditional means, a new study by WMS reveals.

Thu 28 Mar 2019, 08:48 | Tags: news

Over 40% of GPs intend to quit within five years

A new study by our researchers has revealed that over 40% of GPs intend to leave general practice over the next five years - an increase of nearly a third since 2014.

Mon 04 Mar 2019, 09:24 | Tags: news WPC HS_APC

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

Bad cholesterol: ‘Slim down’ fat-carrying particles to reduce its spread

The enzyme that ‘loads up’ fat-carrying particles in the liver before they are transported around the body has been identified for the first time by scientists at Warwick Medical School.

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 13:41 | Tags: news

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