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50 at 50: Reflections on a year of Covid-19 from a clinical academic perspective

A new disease…, a new patient group…, new clinic requirements … and of course new opportunities for clinical research…, there is nothing like a pandemic to jolt a clinical academic who had been focusing primarily on one long-term lung disease and thought she had the next few years worth of research mapped out.  Whilst the onslaught of severely ill patients with Covid-19 admitted to …

50 at 50: Transforming healthcare: High explosive treatment for treatment of stroke

I have been in Nottingham since 1998 having previously been a Clinical Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in South-West then South-East London. My research and clinical interest in nitric oxide, a gas comprising a molecule of just one oxygen and nitrogen atom, started when working for my MD postgraduate research degree at the “University of Beckenham”, …

50 at 50: Tamra’s Notes

Starting Medical School I was nervous about the concept of full body dissection. I had shown preference for it across the board in my application, but without any real understanding of what it would mean to me to be in a room full of cadavers.  In year one I struggled with the sheer volume of work and attention to detail that Anatomy demanded. …

50 at 50: The experience of undertaking CP1 during the Covid-19 pandemic

Clinical placement is a time for us medical students to put into practice all of the skills and academic knowledge we have learnt to date. Additionally, it is a time to realise that when you’re asked a question when you first start on the wards, no matter how simple it is, your mind will go …

The Dragon In My Skin: book, animation, and resource pack for schools to raise awareness about life with eczema and encourage self-care

Stephanie Lax from the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology has been proud to work with Professor Fiona Cowdell and colleagues from the School of Education at Birmingham City University (BCU) and local professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva on an artistic outreach project resulting in a children’s book, film, and resource pack for Key Stage 1 teachers. …

50 at 50: Reflections on my time at Nottingham Medical School: Achieving excellence in primary care and applied health research

My first memory of Nottingham Medical School was attending for interview for a medical school place in 1980. To my mind Nottingham had the most exciting progressive course in the country, and I particularly liked the emphasis on medicine in the community. At interview Professor Richard Madeley asked what I would do if I had …

50 at 50: Women in Medicine – Pain Inequality: A Healthcare Bias  

Although we are fortunate in the UK to be protected by the NHS, we unfortunately still are plagued with implicit biases which can be detrimental to the beneficence of patients. Healthcare inequality is a broad term used to call attention to the way medicine is unjustly researched, practised, taught and highlighted to the public. The term ‘bias’ is used to refer implicit stereotypes, prejudices and raises …

50 at 50: PINCER – transforming healthcare

Medication errors in general practice are an important and expensive preventable cause of patient safety incidents associated with morbidity, hospitalisations and deaths. PINCER is a pharmacist-led, IT-based intervention to reduce clinically important medication errors in primary care and was developed and tested by researchers at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham, led by Prof Tony Avery and Dr …

50 at 50: The life and times of Professor David Walker

Professor David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, began his journey in medicine as part of one of our first few undergraduate medicine cohorts, graduating in 1977. His career has taken him across the globe, but he returned to the University of Nottingham as a senior lecturer in 1990 before becoming a professor in 2005. This …

Respiratory Medicine and Covid-19

Over the past ten months, the Nottingham University Hospital’s clinical response to the Covid-19 pandemic has taken up most of the available time and resources of the Medical School’s Division of Respiratory Medicine, and its associated clinicians.    Professor Dominick Shaw had just started as Head of Respiratory Medicine for Nottingham University Hospitals when the first cases of Covid-19 coronavirus were …