6 Sep 2018

Removal of GP incentives associated with decline in quality of care

The removal of financial incentives for doctors working in primary care is associated with a decline in performance on quality measures, according to new findings by researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge, and staff from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Researchers said the decline in performance measures may be partly accounted for by changes to documentation after incentives were removed. But they added that declines in measures involving laboratory testing suggested the removal of incentives had changed the actual care delivered to patients. Professor Bruc...

Removal of GP incentives associated with decline in quality of care

6 Sep 2018

University spin-off projects in Converge Challenge finals

The finalists have been revealed for the 2018 Converge Challenge, Scotland’s premier company creation programme.  The University of Dundee has two innovative projects shortlisted in the Converge and KickStart categories. Representing the University is Professor Angus Lamond who founded a Data Management spinout company, Platinum Informatics. The company looks to maximise the efficiency and productivity of the modern workplace by enabling access to Big Data Technology.  The University  has also secured a place in the Kickstart category, aimed at early stage ideas,&nb...

University spin-off projects in Converge Challenge finals

4 Sep 2018

Discovery aids disease elimination efforts

Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified a new drug target in parasites that cause major neglected tropical diseases, a discovery that contributes towards a global drive to eliminate these diseases by 2030. African trypanosomes, transmitted by tsetse flies, cause lethal diseases in humans and livestock, known as sleeping sickness and nagana respectively. Around 70 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are thought to be at risk of contracting sleeping sickness, which kills thousands of people each year. Nagana causes vast economic harm to these countries and can exacerbate food shortages. New ...

Discovery aids disease elimination efforts

31 Aug 2018

Major European Forensic Science award for Dundee Professor

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the University of Dundee, has been named the recipient of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Distinguished Forensic Scientist Award. Professor NicDaeid, Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) at Dundee, is the first woman to be presented with the honour, and also the first person from a UK academic institution. The award is highly prestigious and is only given once every three years to ‘honour an individual who has performed outstanding scientific work in forensic science’. She was presented with the award a...

Major European Forensic Science award for Dundee Professor

31 Aug 2018

New Chancellor and 3000 students to be welcomed to Dundee

The University of Dundee will next week roll out the red carpet for more than 3000 new students and their new Chancellor. City Square will be abuzz with excitement and anticipation on Monday 3 September when the new crop of undergraduate and postgraduate students congregate ahead of the traditional greeting in the Caird Hall. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes will welcome them to Dundee at the first event to take place as part of a programme organised to ensure that starting life in the city is made as easy as possible for the new arrivals. The ceremony will also see the official inst...

New Chancellor and 3000 students to be welcomed to Dundee