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The lives of millions of Africans at risk from fatal diseases like malaria, TB and AIDS have been made safer thanks to the efforts of a scientist from Leicester's De Montfort University. Peter Chimkupete, senior lecturer in Biomedical Science, was chosen to take part in developing a three-year initiative to drive up quality and safety standards at hospital laboratories in five African countries. The initiative, called LabSkills Africa, was set up by the Royal College of Pathologists and Mr Chimkupete was chosen to improve quality standards in the ambitious project.
9 October 2015
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has announced funding of £5.4 million for research into new healthcare materials. The grant – awarded to Professor Morgan Alexander at the University of Nottingham – will support a programme called Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery that aims to accelerate the discovery and application of advanced healthcare materials.
8 October 2015
7 October 2015
Cancer Research UK has invested £15m to inspire collaborative cancer research between scientists across the UK through a new awards scheme. The CRUK Centres Network Accelerator Award is a new initiative which provides infrastructure support to research centres in order to encourage collaboration between different organisations and boost ‘bench to bedside’ science. Four centres have received a 5 year grant including the University of Leicester which received £1.7m to set up facilities to study structural biology among centres to improve drug development. The award will focus on research to translate the understanding of structural biology into drugs that could treat patients. University of Leicester will combine expertise with the Institute of Cancer Research, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Glasgow, Queens University Belfast, University of Leeds.
2 October 2015
Chemical Pathology (Metabolic Medicine) - Round 2 interviews. Health Education East Midlands leads on the recruitment for this specialty. The following posts were advertised: East Midlands 2; East of England 1; Mersey 1; London 2; North West 1; Thames Valley 1; Scotland 3; West Midlands 3. Total = 14.
29 September 2015
Article in The Pathologist by Matthew Diggle, clinical lead for molecular diagnostics in East Midlands Pathology and consultant clinical scientist in clinical microbiology at Nottingham University Hospitals, The Future Is Here! But How Do We Deal With It?
28 September 2015
Health and genetic data from the UK Biobank has revealed new genetic associations between smoking and lung cancer, including five areas of DNA for the first time associated with heavy smoking. The study, led by Professor Ian Hall from the University of Nottingham and Professor Martin Tobin from the University of Leicester, looked at the lung health of around 500,000 participants in the UK Biobank. From this group, the researchers analysed the genetic data from around 50,000 who MRC which funded the research, believes these findings could lead to the development of treatments to improve lung function.
23 September 2015
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Jan Sobieraj has been appointed chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust. Mr Sobieraj, who is currently managing director of the NHS Leadership Academy, will take over from interim chief executive Kevin Turner.
14 September 2015
Largest GP practice in the country set to cover 100,000 patients. Four GP surgeries in the East Midlands are merging with an existing super-practice to create a 62-partner practice described as ‘the largest in the NHS’. The giant East Midlands practice is expected to go live in the New Year, when St Mary’s Medical Centre, Sheepmarket Surgery and Little Surgery in Stamford and Oundle Medical Practice formally combines with 30-partner Lakeside Healthcare, which operates surgeries in Corby, Kettering and Brigstock already. Their combined list will span over 100,000 patients but may not be last merger for Lakeside Healthcare, which wants to expand to cover 300,000 patients eventually.
8 September 2015
Patients in Nottingham to see 7 day NHS in action. Health leaders have agreed to fund £500k to meet government demands to make the local NHS more of a seven-day service by improving community services and access to nurses.
Health Education East Midlands advertised Educator Fellowships for 2015. These fellowships are an award of £3000 to be spent on an education qualification, PG Cert, Diploma or Masters in education, to support your development. Closing Date was 31/10/15.