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SPACE - Space and People, how the Atmosphere is Created by the Environment in paediatric ED

Posted by es213 at Mar 06, 2019 11:55 AM |

There is increasing evidence that the physical environment and feel of a place in healthcare settings have an effect on emotion and behaviour, as well as on well-being and recovery. A recent All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) highlighted significant opportunities for the creative industries to humanise care, enable patients to take a more active role in decision making, enhance the quality of the built environment, and improve staff and patient wellbeing, particularly in areas such as mental health, dementia and elderly care. Less work has focused on the urgent assessment space i.e. the process of arriving in a hospital setting seeking medical review, and how place and space influence the experience of care as well as the process of diagnosis and decision making in acute illness.

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Red flags and symptom checkers for self-diagnosis in maternity

Red flags and symptom checkers for self-diagnosis in maternity

Posted by es213 at Mar 06, 2019 10:25 AM |

Perinatal morbidity and mortality are significant global public health issues. Traditionally, health communication methods to inform women about ‘red flags’ and early warning signs of perinatal complications and appropriate help seeking in pregnancy included face-to-face education, pamphlets, audio-visual training and mass media campaigns. Increasingly, there is recognition of the important role of online pregnancy resources. Websites and pregnancy apps are an integral source of information for many pregnant women, particularly in high-income countries. However, we know little about who uses these resources, and differences in types of resource used and how these digital resources ‘work’ to help women distinguish between normal pregnancy-related changes and what could be a sign of a complication.

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Expert opinions cover pubs, who to believe and symptoms of kidney disease

Expert opinions cover pubs, who to believe and symptoms of kidney disease

Posted by ap507 at Sep 04, 2018 02:29 PM |

The Conversation and Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues recently tackled by academics 1 - 30 September

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Predicting the impact of illness – and its remedies

Predicting the impact of illness – and its remedies

Posted by pt91 at Aug 22, 2018 12:52 PM |

Comprehensive approach to modelling healthcare in populations developed at Leicester could help to plan NHS services

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SAPPHIRE NEWS - May 2018

SAPPHIRE NEWS - May 2018

Posted by es213 at Aug 20, 2018 10:35 AM |

Welcome to SAPPHIRE's round up of updates from the team, including presentations, publications and other activities.

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Professional cyclist to join Ride Leicester Festival biking event to raise diabetes awareness

Professional cyclist to join Ride Leicester Festival biking event to raise diabetes awareness

Posted by ap507 at Aug 07, 2018 02:43 PM |

Sam Brand will be supporting the Leicester Changing Diabetes partnership programme between the Leicester Diabetes Centre and Novo Nordisk

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Leicester academic provides expert comment on Gosport hospital report

Leicester academic provides expert comment on Gosport hospital report

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2018 01:50 PM |

Professor Richard Baker wrote the audit of the deaths of elderly patients at a hospital in Gosport in 2003

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Health Sciences research on inequality and obesity to be presented at prestigious lecture

Health Sciences research on inequality and obesity to be presented at prestigious lecture

Posted by pt91 at Jun 20, 2018 12:05 PM |

Dr Oli Williams among seven top researchers recognised ahead of British Science Festival

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Antimicrobial Resistance as a Social Dilemma - Interdisciplinary workshop

Antimicrobial Resistance as a Social Dilemma - Interdisciplinary workshop

Posted by sad34 at Jun 20, 2018 11:15 AM |

Theory and practice in optimizing antibiotic use in hospitals internationally

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SAPPHIRE News - April 2018

SAPPHIRE News - April 2018

Posted by sad34 at Jun 18, 2018 11:45 AM |

Welcome to SAPPHIRE's round up of updates from the team, including presentations, publications and other activities.

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