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Meet a Leadership Fellow

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Lucy Stacey

Dr Lucy Stacey graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2007, and is now an Anaesthetic ST5 trainee, living and working in South Wales.

Leona attends REPOD refugee doctor conference in Durham

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On 28 November 2018, Leona attended the 'Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeker Healthcare Professionals into Employment: Best Practice and Future Directions’ conference in Durham.

The event was hosted by the Resettlement Programme for Overseas Doctors (REPOD) and workshops provided an opportunity to discuss the many challenges facing refugee and asylum seeker care professionals returning to practice in the UK. 

Swansea University Medical School excellence in diabetes care is recognised by Royal College of Physicians

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Swansea University Medical School’s work in diabetes is gaining international recognition.

The work by Swansea University’s Professor David Raymond Owens has been rewarded at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Patient Care Awards 2018 in London.

The annual awards promote and reward the work physicians are undertaking to improve patient care.

Professor Owens picked up the International Award for Outstanding Clinical Activity which contributes to excellence in patient care overseas.

A week in the life of Dr Ian Collings

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Today Ian chaired a multidisciplinary team (MDT) on the Gwelfor Unit at Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea. Gwelfor is a high dependency rehabilitation unit which supports people with a range of complex, treatment resistant and enduring mental illnesses. The patients on the unit often have high level rehabilitation needs, higher than in the community rehabilitation unit Ian was at yesterday.

From Syria to Wales: Dr Thaier Alhusain shares experience as a refugee doctor

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Since 2002 the Wales Asylum Seeking and Refugee Doctors group (WARD) has been providing newly arrived asylum seeking and refugee doctors the opportunity to revalidate their qualifications, thus enabling them to develop and apply their skills within the NHS in Wales.The group is part of Displaced People in Action (DPIA), a registered charity that helps displaced people settle into their new lives in Wales.

Swansea University Medical School is addressing the shortage of Diabetes Specialist Nurses in NHS

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Over three and a half million people in the UK are currently living with diabetes, and as that number continues to increase, the role of the diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) is becoming increasingly important. Swansea University Medical School is responding to this training gap with an innovative new distance learning Master’s course.

Swansea University Medical School to Establish a New Health Informatics Education Hub in the Silicon Valley of India

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Swansea University Medical School and St John’s Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly establish an education hub specialising in health informatics at the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore.

Swansea University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with St John’s Research Institute’s Division of Medical Informatics, a part of St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences.

‘Team J.A.C.K.S’: Challenge Complete!

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In the final instalment of Team J.A.C.K.S' Step Count Challenge blog, Jimmy Man, Finance Assistant at the Wales Deanery, reveals whether the team reached their target.

For eight weeks, myself, Angharad Davies, Carolyn Evans, Kaye Walters and Sophie Miller were trying to walk or run as much as we could. It stemmed from an email that came from Cardiff University who were putting teams forward to compete against other organisations in the UK as part of the Step Count Challenge.

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