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News roundup

Published: 7 February 2013

A summary of the latest news and intelligence from around the Faculty.

The fundraising efforts of the 40 staff and students going to Ghana to refurbish a health clinic with the charity AMECA featured in the Daily Echo earlier in the week.


The Echo also covered the CREW (ColoREctal Wellbeing) study, undertaken by the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group, and the premier of the film about what the study is all about.


Congratulations to Kelly Wakefield who recently passed her PhD viva at University of Loughborough having looked at academic networking for learning and teaching.  Her thesis focussed on a history of academic networking in Geography, the motivations, experiences and outcomes of networking having surveyed and interviewed academics world-wide. 


Julie Wintrup and Kelly Wakefield have been awarded funding from the Transition Project to look at the international postgraduate students' experience of verbal feedback. 

The project aims to produce a resource that will provide audio clips of students and educators providing recommendations for best practice alongside a written guide. The outcome will link to Yvette Cox and Jenny Carl's work also funded by Transition Project.


Claire Foster recently attended a Number 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Samantha Cameron for research charity Breast Cancer Campaign. The event brought Dr Foster together with fellow breast cancer experts, women living with breast cancer and high profile supporters.

Read the full story on our website and see photos from the event on our Facebook page.


Jessica Corner gave evidence last week at the Joint House of Commons and House of Lords Committee on the draft Health and Social Care Bill alongside Sir Keith Pearson Chair of Health Education England, Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England and Sir Peter Rubin, Chair of the General Medical Council. 


The Department of Health (DH) published a report last week summarising text responses from cancer survivors on how they feel about their quality of life following diagnosis and treatment.  The report is co-authored by Jessica Corner and shows how the data from the Cancer Survivorship patient reported outcome measures pilot survey, published in December 2012, can provide rich insights into the patient's needs and suggests implications on service delivery.

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