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50 at 50: No research about me without me! Welcoming the patient and public voice to research

A lot has happened in healthcare and research over the last 50 years since the University of Nottingham Medical School was born. Not just in breakthrough treatments and diagnostics, blockbuster drug development and in tackling our first pandemic since 1918; but also in opening up medicine and healthcare to include the views and experiences of …

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: Utilising your opportunities

Working with several societies over the past couple years in Medical School has not only given me a bunch of new skills but also helped me get acquainted with some great people in Nottingham and beyond! My main takeaway is irrespective of which stage year you are in, there is always something to get involved with!  As …

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 …

50 at 50: Innovations in Medical Education Conference

Celebrations of 50 years of Medicine and 30 years of Nursing at Nottingham are in full swing and the conference on Innovations in Medical Education held on the 13 January was a fitting part of these events.  The programme included speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and covered ground-breaking research, medical careers, entry into …

50 at 50: Integrating clinical care, research and education in the management of older women with breast cancer

As a breast surgeon who finished training in Hong Kong, I came to Nottingham in 1995 as my sabbatical to learn from the world-famous Professor Roger Blamey, Professor of Surgical Sciences, University of Nottingham.  Roger established the Nottingham Breast Unit in 1970s and developed the Nottingham Prognostic Index (NPI), now being used internationally to provide …

50 at 50: Raising the stakes in medical education

It has been quite a year, not least for healthcare professionals working at the front line of patient care. Counted among that group are scholars registered on one of the postgraduate Medical Education programmes at the University of Nottingham. As a course faculty, we are immensely proud of all of them, working hard to enhance …