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University of Warwick joins major programme to help develop Covid-19 antibody tests to track level of infection in the community

WMS students are helping to develop antibody tests for Covid-19 by conducting tests for key workers recruited from the police and fire service in the West Midlands.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 13:15 | Tags: news

‘Morning sickness’ is misleading and inaccurate, new study argues

The term ‘morning sickness’ is misleading and should instead be described as nausea and sickness in pregnancy, argue researchers from WMS who have demonstrated that these symptoms can occur at any time of the day – not just the morning.

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 13:11 | Tags: news HS_APC

Warwick Primary Care Researcher wins Yvonne Carter Award

The Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher has been awarded to Dr Sarah Mitchell. Sarah recently gained her PhD here at WMS, supervised by Prof Jeremy Dale. It is especially exciting that Sarah should receive this award, as Yvonne Carter was Dean of Warwick Medical School from 2004 to 2009.

Mon 29 Jun 2020, 12:14 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

Gibson Group’s work featured on BBC News

The GibsonGroup's work, in collaboration with Iceni Diagnostics, developing a new approach to rapid coronavirus diagnostics has been featured on the BBC. On Thursday 25 June, BBC Midlands interviewed Professor Gibson and members of his team - a feature on this can be read on the BBC News web pages. 

Fri 26 Jun 2020, 10:08 | Tags: news BMS

In Memoriam: Joshua Burke

We are very sad to have to tell you that 2019 MB ChB graduate, Joshua Burke died suddenly on Sunday 14 June.

Wed 24 Jun 2020, 08:40 | Tags: news

The early pandemic paradox: fewer deaths in the first 4 months from December 2019 to March 2020 compared to the previous 5 years

An analysis by WMS and WMG researchers of national weekly mortality rates between December 2019 – March 2020, compared to the same period for the previous five years has shown that there have been fewer deaths registered this year during the lead up to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon 22 Jun 2020, 11:05 | Tags: news

Including patients in hospital discharge communication would improve outcomes of care

A new study by WMS researchers shows that sending discharge letters to patients as well as their GPs when they leave hospital could make a substantial difference to patient outcomes.

Mon 22 Jun 2020, 11:01 | Tags: news HS_APC

New diagnostic tool for rapid detection of Coronavirus

A new diagnostic tool for rapid detection of Coronavirus is being developed by Warwick researchers, led by the Gibson Lab. Learn more about the tool, its development and how it could help in the battle against the virus.

Mon 15 Jun 2020, 12:06 | Tags: news BMS

Care Companion demonstrates vital role of online resources in carers’ wellbeing during lockdown

The role that online resources have played in supporting the wellbeing of unpaid carers and keeping them connected during the COVID-19 lockdown is being highlighted this week by the WMS team behind Care Companion.

Wed 10 Jun 2020, 08:29 | Tags: news HealthSciences HS_APC

GP practices keen to improve patient and staff health by linking with local parkrun events, survey by WMS shows

Building connections between GP practices and local parkrun events could help to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and staff, finds a new study by Warwick Medical School.

Wed 03 Jun 2020, 11:46 | Tags: news HS_APC

Women’s health services adapting well to COVID-19, but concerns remain for long-term: new survey

Survey by WMS researchers shows most women’s healthcare units have adopted national guidance on COVID-19 but there are concerns that without greater planning there could be problems that may adversely affect women’s health in the future.

Thu 28 May 2020, 13:51 | Tags: news BMS

Second survey of UK nurses and midwives highlights ongoing concerns about their health, training and strain on mental health during COVID-19

The second round of results from a three-survey study by a collaboration involving WMS highlights the ongoing concerns nurses and midwives in the UK have about Covid-19 and the risks it poses to their health.

Wed 27 May 2020, 10:38 | Tags: news

DIY solution to reagent bottleneck in COVID-19 testing could also enhance future tests

WMS researchers have developed a way to create more crucial reagents for use in COVID-19 tests that could also provide enhancements to the use of, and production of, future tests.

Tue 19 May 2020, 15:10 | Tags: news BMS

Increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type two diabetes later in life for child abuse survivors, new study finds

A study led by WMS and the University of Birmingham has found people who have experienced maltreatment during childhood are significantly more likely to develop conditions such as heart disease in adulthood.

Mon 18 May 2020, 17:30 | Tags: news

New app is doctors’ guide to most reliable COVID-19 information

A new app designed to act as a bedside tool for junior doctors, GPs, nurses and other health professionals who are looking after patients with COVID-19 has been created by Clinical Lecturers from WMS.

Mon 18 May 2020, 17:28 | Tags: news

Communities with limited healthcare could receive boon from COVID-19 mobile consulting boom

WMS and KCL researchers have developed and implemented a training course with researchers at St Francis University College in Tanzania designed to equip healthcare leaders with the knowledge and skills to integrate remote consulting into their local service.

Fri 15 May 2020, 15:22 | Tags: news

Survey of UK nurses and midwives’ highlights their concerns about health, training and workload during COVID-19

Results of a survey published on 21 April by a collaboration involving WMS have highlighted concerns nurses and midwives in the UK have about COVID-19.

Wed 22 Apr 2020, 12:56 | Tags: news

National clinical trial to treat hospitalised patients with COVID-19

New clinical trial co-led by Professor Gavin Perkins seeks to find alternatives to ventilators to treat patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.

Wed 15 Apr 2020, 15:28 | Tags: news

More than a dozen more ways Warwick staff and students are helping respond to the pandemic

Staff and students from WMS and across the University are helping to respond to the pandemic in many ways including with ventilators, visors, volunteering and testing.

Fri 03 Apr 2020, 13:07 | Tags: news

Medical students volunteer to join the NHS fight against COVID-19 across Coventry and Warwickshire

WMS final year students are from today (1 April) supporting health services across Coventry and Warwickshire to help fight COVID-19. Our students will be helping to deliver vital support to existing medical and other clinical staff to help with the response to Coronavirus.

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 10:16 | Tags: news

Five ways in which Warwick staff & students are assisting in the response to the pandemic

Many of our WMS research staff are now focusing entirely on their clinical roles to help tackle COVID-19. WMS have also made laboratories facilities available to support COVID-19 work and are helping to distribute sanitiser to Midlands NHS organisations.

Wed 01 Apr 2020, 09:06 | Tags: news

Researchers recommend early walking in a brace for Achilles tendon rupture

A new study from Warwick Medical School and the University of Oxford reveals a breakthrough for sportsmen and women in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture.

Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:15 | Tags: news

Student quiz team retain title for third year running

A team of four third year MB ChB students, the 'Titanic Swim Team', have been crowned winners of this year's WMS Game Show Jamboree - for the third year in a row!

Fri 07 Feb 2020, 09:50 | Tags: news

Online tool for carers demonstrated for Minister of State for Care

A new tool developed by Warwick Medical School to help carers manage the daily challenges of life when caring for a friend or loved one has been presented to the Minister of State for Care at Westminster.

Tue 04 Feb 2020, 12:08 | Tags: news HS_APC

MB ChB Prizegiving celebrates student and staff success

The 2020 MB ChB Prizegiving Evening took place on 30 January, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of our medical students over the last year and recognising teaching and personal tutoring excellence amongst our staff.

Fri 31 Jan 2020, 15:36 | Tags: news

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