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Health Sciences news roundup on 4th November 2014

Published: 4 November 2014

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

A new study, led by Dr Debbie Fenlon and covered by the Nursing Times, has shown that hot flushes experienced by women treated for breast cancer are not being adequately addressed by healthcare professionals.Worryingly, the study also reveals that some women consider giving up their post cancer medication to try and stop them.


Associate Professor of Continence Technology & Skin Health Group, Dr David Voegeli, is co-applicant on a successful bid to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The £678,000 award is to develop a microdroplet based continuous chemical sensor that has applications for clinical monitoring and life sciences research.

The bid was led by Dr Xize Niu (FEE), with co-applicants Dr David Voegeli, Professor Geraldine Clough (FOM) and Prof Martyn Boutelle (Imperial).


Anne Kennedy and Anne Rogers of the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex programme of work on Patient Engagement for Self Directed Support have an article in The Conversation entitled ‘If people are to manage their own conditions they’ll need wider support beyond their GP’.


Congratulations to Emma Murphy, clinical lecturer and advanced nurse practitioner, who defended her PhD entitled ‘Death on or after dialysis withdrawal: a retrospective cohort study of mortality rates and associated factors’ at viva at King’s College London last week and has been awarded with minor corrections.


Well done also to former second year child branch nursing student, Emily Webb, who has been selected to train in British canoeing's Girls4Gold campaign with the ambition of competing, and hopefully winning a team medal, at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.


Finally…Professor Alan Glasper has jointly edited a new book titled ‘Children and Young People’s Nursing at a glance.Published by Wiley Blackwell, the book also contains contributions from Health Sciences’ midwifery lecturer, Maggie Duckett; lecturer and practitioner PICU, Angela Ledsham; and lecturer in children’s and young people’s nursing, Sarah Reed.

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