Archive for September, 2010

Academic Medicine in Wales: A Manpower Crisis and Possible Ways Forward

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Doctors working in academic medicine perform vital functions for the NHS and healthcare in general. Their roles include a combination of teaching (medical and other healthcare students), research, and specialist clinical care. Medical academic staff contribute at a local, national and international level and are leaders in health improvement. There is an ongoing crisis in [...]

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BMA 2011 research grants

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

The BMA was among the first of the professional bodies to award grants and prizes to encourage and further medical research. Today, around 12 research grants are administered under the auspices of the Board of Science, all funded by past bequests to the BMA. Grants totalling approximately £500,000 are awarded annually. Applications are invited from [...]

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Trainee link

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Former Welsh junior doctors committee vice chair Dr Sophie Carter-Ingram, blogs on her new role at the Wales Deanery. I have been appointed as the new trainee link at the Welsh Deanery to help improve communications between the deanery and doctors in training. I’ll be ensuring that there is trainee representation at the deanery and [...]

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Welsh Health Survey Published

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The latest survey results have been published and make for depressing reading.   The survey tells us that 34% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 19% obese. Compare this to last year, where the survey reported 33% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 16% obese, and we [...]

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Medical Careers Information Day

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Calling all sixth formers, medical students, foundation and early career doctors……….   The  School of Medicine and School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University are hosting a medical careers event  between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm on Saturday 16th October 2010 at The All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3NY.    [...]

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