Becky Ward joined the Cambridge Primary Care Unit in August 2017 as an ST1 Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF). This means that she’s in her first year as a GP Registrar with dedicated time to pursue research interests. Becky’s ACF programme is four years in total including the year she will spend studying for the MPhil […]
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As life expectancy increases, more and more people are dying at increasingly older ages. They are often affected by multiple conditions such as dementia, heart disease and cancer, which complicates their end-of-life care. In the UK, in just a quarter of a century, the proportion of deaths occurring in people at the age of 85 or older has risen steeply. It was around 1 in 5 in 1990 and almost 1 out of 2 currently.
Our colleague Dr Jane Fleming and her team have recently published a paper in BMC Geriatrics on dying comfortably in this age group.
Primary care consultations last less than five minutes for half the world’s population, but range from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden, reveals the largest international study of its kind, carried out by researchers Dr Greg Irving and Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller at the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge and published today […]
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 from 17:00 to 19:30 (GMT) The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Hills Road CB2 0SP Cambridge United Kingdom All welcome to this free event but please register here Programme 17:00 Career Forum: drop in for one-to-one advice Snacks and drinks 18:00 Lecture 19:00 Reception for all Drinks and nibbles […]