The team presented their poster ‘Preparedness to care in advanced COPD. How prepared are informal carers of patients with advanced COPD and what are their support needs? Baseline data from an ongoing longitudinal study’ at Cambridge Institute of Public Health and won a runner up poster prize.
Archives for July 2014
Professor Simon Griffin on BBC World Service, 25th July 2014
Professor Simon Griffin was talking on the BBC World radio “Newshour” programme this week about the ‘risk of Type II Diabetes’ for shift workers, a conclusion from a large study recently published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Listen to him discussing the paper here, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0232760, starting from around 38m:43s The paper, entitled “Shift work and diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of […]
Dr Felix Naughton secures Fellowship from The Society for the Study of Addiction
Congratulations to Dr Felix Naughton who has been awarded a Fellowship, funded by the Society for the Study of Addiction. The title of the 3-year fellowship is “Promoting smoking cessation using mobile phone technologies” and focuses on the continued development and evaluation of a smartphone ‘sensing’ cessation app (Q Sense) and a tailored text message support system for pregnant […]
“Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives” – Extended Submission Deadline
Please note that the deadline for abstracts for the “Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives” symposium has been extended from Monday 14th July to Thursday 31st July Online registration for the is now open and can be accessed here: http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=246&catid=744&prodid=1075
National SAPC 2014 (Edinburgh) – Conference Report
CCHSR’s Jenni Burt (amongst others) attended the 43rd annual conference of the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC) earlier this month, 9th – 11th July, and has blogged a summary on the CCHSR Website.
Dan Holman ‘Talking Treatments’ on Radio 4
The PCU’s Dan Holman has appeared on the Radio 4 programme, ‘Thinking Allowed’ with Laurie Taylor, as part of a debate on why talking treatments so underused by working class people in the NHS. The full Radio 4 programme can be found here for a limited time : Thinking Allowed, Wednesday 9th July 2014. Dan is talking on the […]