3 Jun 2015

Consultants critical of NHS managerialism and bureaucracy in new report

The commitment of senior doctors working in NHS Scotland enables a healthcare system under severe strain to fulfil its necessary obligations to patients, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow. The BMA Scottish Consultants Committee commissioned this research to determine the extent to which consultants felt their traditional authority and leadership role in clinical matters had been eroded, otherwise known as de-professionalisation. They also wanted to understand the implications of this process for patient care. The research team found that many consultants experi...

Consultants critical of NHS managerialism and bureaucracy in new report

26 May 2015

Medical and healthcare students report high levels of abuse and breaches of patient safety and dignity

A survey of almost 4000 medical and healthcare students from across the United Kingdom has found that more than half of those questioned indicated that they had witnessed clinicians breaching patient dignity or safety during the past year. Similar numbers also reported witnessing the abuse of workplace colleagues - with over 75 per cent reporting being victims of abuse themselves. The survey, carried out by researchers from the University of Dundee and Cardiff University, also found that medical and healthcare students experience distress during and after these events, with women reporting greater distress...

22 May 2015

‘Facing the Future’ of the world at Dundee

Postgraduate students and early-career researchers from across the UK will next week descend upon the University of Dundee for an annual conference looking for solutions to environmental change. The ‘Facing the Future 2015’ symposium, taking place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May, is organised by postgraduate students at the University’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). This symposium aims to equip new researchers from the sciences, social sciences and humanities with the knowledge to meet the problems of massive environmental change using interdisciplin...

‘Facing the Future’ of the world at Dundee

21 May 2015

Dundee closes in on world's top 50 universities in Leiden rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 54th in the world – and 10th in the UK – in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015. The ranking measures the scientific performance of 750 major universities worldwide using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators. The ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. The newly published 2015 rankings place Dundee at 54th in the overall rankings, up 11 places from 2014. “I am delighted that Dundee has not only recorded a good result but that...

Dundee closes in on world's top 50 universities in Leiden rankings

18 May 2015

Dundee researchers win Parkinson’s UK funding

Researchers at the University of Dundee were today awarded over £90,000 from Parkinson’s UK to fund research which could shed light on the genetics behind Parkinson’s. Dr Miratul Muqit and his colleagues will use state-of-the-art technology to study how a gene linked to Parkinson’s affects the cells in the brain. One in 500 people in Dundee have Parkinson's, a condition which can leave people struggling to walk, speak and sleep. Across Scotland it affects about 10,000 people, yet there is no cure. Parkinson’s occurs when nerve cells in the brain start to die. Even though it is...