Congratulations to Dr Robbie Duschinsky, who has been appointed as a member of Wellcome’s new Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group. The Group, which met for the first time earlier this month, has responsibility to support the new Diversity and Inclusion team at Wellcome in their work to improve equality and inclusion in their grant-giving, in the science […]
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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 […]
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 […]
The Images of Care and Dying series consisted of 5 seminars on the difficult feelings and dilemmas which clinicians experience when caring for their dying patients. Each seminar examined issues of end of life care through the lens of film. It featured guest speakers from both policy and academia.