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£600,000 initiative will help save lives across the East Midlands

A ground-breaking project to reduce the risk of patients being prescribed the wrong medication is set to be rolled out across 150 East Midlands GP practices. Thousands of people across the East Midlands – including elderly and vulnerable patients – will benefit from the initiative, called ‘PINCER’. ‘PINCER’ stands for Pharmacist-led INformation technology intervention for reducing Clinically important ERrors …

Coeliac disease rates among young children has almost tripled in the last 20 years

The number of young children being diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has almost tripled in the last 20 years, according to research led by experts at The University of Nottingham. The study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood and jointly funded by the charities Coeliac UK and CORE, also found that …

Planning for The David Ross Sports Village is rejected

The University’s plans  to build a new £40m sports centre have been brought to a halt when a planning application was rejected by Nottingham City Council yesterday. The Registrar, Dr Paul Greatrix responds to the decision: “The decision smacks of hypocrisy. Given the number of mature trees, including 40 on University Boulevard, felled by the City …

Great British Railway Journeys drops in on University

With his trusty Bradshaw’s Railway Companion in hand Michael Portillo dropped in on The University of Nottingham on his way from Derby to Grantham last summer in his quest to learn more about that well-known high street chemist John Boot and his son Jesse. The presenter of the popular BBC Two tavelogue series ‘Great British …

Countryfile appearance for Lakeland research project

A University of Nottingham research project to explore the first ‘mathematically accurate’ 3D relief model of the Lake District was featured on this week’s Countryfile. Shown on BBC 1 on Sunday evening, the programme saw presenter Ellie Harrison travel to Keswick to meet Dr Gary Priestnall from the University’s School of Geography whose work around …

The Grandest views

As inhabitants of our 21st century world it’s almost unthinkable for us to imagine an age when seeing the rolling hills of the British landscape laid out like a patchwork quilt below would have been as alien as the surface of the moon. These days while we need only glance out of the window of …

Nottingham academics are shortlisted twice in national book awards

Dr Matthew Goodwin and Professor Philip Cowley are celebrating after being been shortlisted for national book awards. The political authors from the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, will be battling it out in the PADDYPOWER Political Book Awards 2015. ‘Revolt on the Right’ by Dr Goodwin is up for Political Book of the …

Help for victims of Malaysian floods

Staff and students from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) have just returned from the flood hit towns of Kuala Lipis, Kuala Krau and Kerdau in the state of Pahang where they delivered food, water and supplies. Ilham Mithali, from the IT support office at UNMC, coordinated the collection: “Donations of cash and kind came pouring …

Successful funding bid to improve Highfields Park

For decades students, staff and local residents have messed about in boats on it and in bygone winters have even used it as a skating rink. Now one of the University’s most iconic features is to be restored to its former glory thanks to a successful bid for lottery cash. The  Highfields Park lake will be …

Vets in the Community – new clients welcome

The student run Vets in the Community service opens for business again on the 14 January 2015. The vet clinic, which offers free medical help for pets owned by the vulnerable and homeless in Nottingham, was set up three years ago and has provided care for over 300 pets – cats, dogs, rabbits, even a …