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·         Dr Ruth Barlett was also interviewed by David Fenton for BBC South Today about using GPS tracking devices to help find people with dementia who have got lost.

·         The Faculty’s £1million joint study with the University of Oxford, funded by the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA), was published in The Lancet. 

·         Professor Alison Richardson made the Irish Medical Times and NewsTalk FM whilst she was in Ireland as part of a three person international panel invited to review the Irish cancer strategy the Minister for Health. 

·         Dr Ann-Marie Hughes was interviewed by Bulgarian television on new technologies in healthcare whilst in the country speaking at the European Academy of Neurology, Regional Teaching Course, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ann-Marie presented on ‘Combining Electrical Stimulation with Movement Practice’ and ‘Neurological Rehabilitation using FES’.

·         Ivan Bristow was quoted in the Daily Mail’s health section in October, commenting in an article looking at recent developments in the treatment of skin infections, and updating readers on fungal foot infections and their treatment.

·         Lesley Collier was interviewed by Rox Carere on BBC Radio Solent’s Louisa Hannan show talking about the University’s multi-disciplinary approach to dementia research.  Lesley’s piece is 1 hour and 33 minutes into the show.

·         The latest RN4CAST study led by Professor Peter Griffiths showed an association between long nursing shifts & overtime with lower quality care.  The study received significant media coverage including Heart FM.

·         Bashir Lwaleed who carried out a joint study with King’s College Hospital suggesting a wild berry extract may strengthen the effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drugs, was quoted in the media including the Telegraph and BBC News.

·         Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Kitson-Reynolds who’s had her thesis project published in the British Journal of Midwifery. Her study highlights the challenge that some newly qualified midwives face.

·         Principle research fellow Tracy Long-Sutehall had a comment piece published in The Conversation about tissue donation and the research work that has been undertaken at Health Sciences.

·         News of the University’s 200,000th graduate, Health Sciences occupational therapy student Roshni Vekaria, was covered by This is

·         Undergraduate nursing student, Bethany Walker, who is joining 100 others in a bid to climb Canada’s 3,363 metre Mount Edith Cavell next August, was featured in the Oxford Mail – the paper from the city where Bethany started her nursing career at the John Radcliffe Hospital in September.

·         NICE recently revealed its guidelines for safe staffing plans for nurses in hospitals. The analysis of research evidence from which these guidelines have been drawn were provided by a report published late in 2012 and led by the Faculty’s Professor Peter Griffiths.  The new guidelines have been widely covered in the media.

·         Liz Cluett wrote a piece for The Conversation answering the question ‘should we be worrying about using birthing pools’ following the recent story about a baby contracting Legionnaire’s from one. 

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