Monthly Archives: June 2009

Online discussions with young people

‘Engaging young people: views on online storytelling’ is a pilot project funded by the Beacan for Wales, testing the feasibility of using an online method to collect young people’s views on sharing health related stories in the Internet. A project … Continue reading

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Genetics stand under siege in Durban!

This blog comes to you live from the International Council of Nurses Congress in Durban. Maggie and I have a joint exhibition stand for the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre and the University of Glamorgan. One hour into … Continue reading

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Heart to Heart report launched: more specialist pleading?

NHS Improvement hosted the launch of the PHG Foundation’s report on Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions Services. Held on Monday 15th June in London, this attracted a large audience of cardiac network stakeholders and members of the cardiac genetics communities. The report … Continue reading

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Empathy paper: international dissemination

Following their first paper ‘Measurement of empathy in nursing research: systematic review’ published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing last year, Juping and Maggie’s second empathy paper focusing on measurement tools has been accepted for publication and has been recently … Continue reading

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‘Designer proteins’ – new hope for future heart and cancer treatments

New hope for future heart and cancer treatments is being provided by groundbreaking UK research that aims to create ‘designer molecules’. Scientists at the University of Leicester have developed a new way to make protein-based drugs that could have applications … Continue reading

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Diabetes warning signs detected

BBC news ‘Body chemistry changes that lead to type 2 diabetes begin several years before symptoms become apparent’ according to a study led by University College London. This could help efforts to develop more accurate models to identify people at … Continue reading

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GPU at HeSAS Research Units Fayre

The Faculty of Health, Sport and Science had a successful Research Units Fayre day on the 8th of June. GPU members enjoyed the opportunity to ‘show off’ their work. Dr Rachel Iredale gave an interesting talk on the National DNA … Continue reading

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Telling Stories – simply the best!

Since the last blog, I am very pleased to say that Telling Stories went on to win the Association of Healthcare Communicators Communicating Healthcare Award 2009, for ‘Best use of New Media’. Myself, Emma (Tonkin) and Rhian (Morgan) attended the … Continue reading

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