The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global impact of Cambridge’s research in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit of assessment. The vast majority – 97% – of Cambridge’s submitted work has been rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (see https://results2021.ref.ac.uk/). These assessments were based on the work […]
Congratulations to Dr Anne Swift and Dr Elizabeth Fistein on being awarded the 2021 Pilkington Prize! The Pilkington Prize awards were endowed and inaugurated in 1994 by Sir Alastair Pilkington to acknowledge excellence in teaching. The prizes are awarded to individuals who make a substantial contribution to the teaching programme of a Department, Faculty or […]
The Professional Responsibilities Course for students at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine encompasses Patient Safety, Clinical Leadership & Teamworking, Teaching Skills, Reflective Practice, and Ethics & Law. The course is led by the Medical Professionalism Education Group, which sits in the University Department of Public Health and Primary Care.
In Testing times, getting the COVID-19 swab testing programme for NHS workers right is crucial to support staff and patient safety and broader public health. The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute’s new report offers an ethical framework for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers. It includes practical recommendations to help guide good practice nationally and locally.
Doctors, nurses, and family caregivers worldwide are facing tough decisions concerning the supply and administration of medications to manage symptoms when patients are dying from COVID-19 or other conditions at home and in care homes. In many countries around the world, family caregivers are increasingly being asked to administer medications to relieve distressing symptoms for […]