Five Plymouth projects shortlisted for national awards
Five projects from the University of Plymouth have been named finalists in a national awards scheme that recognises best practice in patient experience - the Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNAs)
Standing frame intervention improves life for people with MS, research shows
Study participant John Kendrick was able to walk his daughter down the aisle thanks to using the standing frame. Full results of the research are now available to view in The Lancet Neurology.
Professor receives national award for excellence in transplantation
Professor Matthew Cramp has won the Excellence in Transplantation Award as part of the 2021 UK Awards for Excellence in Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation.
Mantle cell lymphoma patients living longer thanks to specialist clinic
Plymouth patients are shown to be living, on average, twice as long as the general population in new work by University researchers Professor Simon Rule and Dr Rory McCulloch - clinicians in the Haematology team at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Research aims to identify why some people become severely ill as a result of COVID-19
A joint study between the University and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) is analysing the differing immune responses of COVID-19 patients and working to develop a simple test that could help predict who is likely to develop serious illness.
National launch for ‘revolutionary’ Parkinson’s project
University of Plymouth news: 'Developing Home-based Parkinson's Care' will focus on co-designing a new service to help Parkinson’s patients, carers and healthcare staff monitor a person’s condition remotely
World-first study aims to improve survival rates after major surgery
The Coronary Anatomy and Dynamic Exercise Test (CADET) study is investigating the effectiveness of different types of tests carried out prior to major surgery, to assess patient fitness, and therefore the likelihood of a good post-surgery recovery.