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The Lyonesse Project: a study of the coastal and marine environment of the Isles of Scilly (OASIS ID cornwall2-58903)

blog post image This project was commissioned by English Heritage and carried out between 2009 and 2013 by Historic Environment Projects, Cornwall Council with a team of specialists from Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth Universities, English Heritage's Scientific Dating Team, volunteers and local experts and...

New WHO toolkit promotes inclusion of people with dementia in society

blog post image “Towards a dementia-inclusive society: WHO toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives”, launched today, is WHO’s latest response for establishing and scaling-up dementia-friendly initiatives globally. The toolkit helps countries raise public awareness and understanding of dementia to support people...

Bank of England predicts rebound in the economy

blog post image "The Bank of England said Britain's economy would grow by the most since World War Two this year and slowed the pace of its trillion dollar bond-purchasing programme, but stressed it was not reversing its stimulus." Strong indications finally of a bounce back in the economy highlight the devastating...

5 failures of political leaders during a public health crisis

blog post image “There are five traps political leaders can fall into when it comes to a public health emergency: 1. delay and downplay; 2. fudge the science; 3. isolation from the international community; 4. absence; and 5. double standards.” Sophie Harman Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University...

Data-driven humanitarianism

blog post image An article from MIT Technology Review showing how the World Food Programme uses geospatial data that is developed and made 'open' to all by people within the areas being served. "It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but its people are among the most vulnerable. Afghanistan’s snowy...

Current themes and challenges facing HPE accreditation in the 21st century

blog post image A supplement in BMC Medical Education on Health Professional Education accreditation from the community of practice The International Health Professions Accreditation Outcomes Consortium (IFPAOC) - which was founded in 2012. This supplement focuses on graduate and residency programmes but it also addresses...

Comparison of E-Learning, M-Learning and Game-based Learning in Programming Education – A Gendered Analysis: Learning

blog post image Comparison of E-Learning, M-Learning and Game-based Learning in Programming Education – A Gendered Analysis: Learning to code is considered as a difficult and challenging task for a significant number of novice programmers in programming education. Novice programmers have to acquire different skills...

A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19.

blog post image UNSDG | A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19. The five streams of work that constitute this package include: 1. ensuring that essential health services are still available and protecting health systems; 2. helping people cope with adversity, through social protection...

COVID-19 data from first 775 cases in ICU in UK

blog post image “This report contains data on all confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to ICNARC up to midnight on 26 March 2020 from critical care units participating in the Case Mix Programme (all NHS adult, general intensive care and combined intensive care/high dependency units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,...

Coronavirus COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 information

blog post image A collection of information sources for COVID-19. The NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. The first point of call for someone in the UK who thinks they have symptoms or have been exposed whilst travelling. The NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 information webpage. UK Government's Coronavirus action plan. Public...

UCL cancer policy update

blog post image “Because of the complexity of delivering better cancer care and the dynamics of NHS funding and introducing better practices in the health service there is a strong case for developing new cancer strategies for all the UK nations for the 2020s. Britain could also benefit from leading an independent...

Autonomy, Belonging, Competence. GMC reports on the ABC of wellbeing.

blog post image Caring for doctors Caring for patients: An independent report into the wellbeing of UK medical students and doctors. "In 2018 we commissioned Professor Michael West and Dame Denise Coia, to carry out a UK-wide review to help tackle the causes of poor wellbeing faced by medical students and doctors. ...

Factors associated with successful dementia education for practitioners in primary care: an in-depth case study.

blog post image Factors associated with successful dementia education for practitioners in primary care: an in-depth case study. Designing learning for person-centred care is challenging and needs to involve an approach that works with HCPs and interdisciplinary teams. “With increasing numbers of people in the UK...

Benefits and harms of exercise programmes for people with ankylosing spondylitis. Cochrane review. "We found moderate- to

blog post image Benefits and harms of exercise programmes for people with ankylosing spondylitis. Cochrane review. "We found moderate- to low-quality evidence that exercise programmes probably slightly improve function, may reduce pain, and probably slightly reduce global patient assessment of disease activity, when...

This book is outstanding - brief, proudly retro, humorous, and genius. A great introduction to the last 60 years of AI.

blog post image This book is outstanding - brief, proudly retro, humorous, and genius. A great introduction to the last 60 years of AI. To know a subject so well that you can reduce it to a Ladybird-style book readable by all is a gift. We could all learn from this level of presentation. It is available online...

Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins: Optimized algorithms plus cloud-based quantum computers actually

blog post image Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins: Optimized algorithms plus cloud-based quantum computers actually work. Classical computers can solve these problems but this shows that quabtum computers can be programmed to do them as well ... but the progress is slow.

Complexity in the evaluation of medical education - how would you evaluate this one? I am really enjoying putting together

blog post image Complexity in the evaluation of medical education - how would you evaluate this one? I am really enjoying putting together the 'current topics and controversies' week at the end of our module on 'evaluation' in the MSc/PgDip Medical Education programme at University of South Wales - though I am now...

Innovating Pedagogy 2017 - The Ed Techie "The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out." I enjoy these

blog post image Innovating Pedagogy 2017 - The Ed Techie "The Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report is out." I enjoy these summaries of emerging technologies in education from the Open University. Look out for some of these on a learning programme near you sometime soon. What is really interesting...

A qualitative exploration of student perceptions of the impact of progress tests on learning and emotional wellbeing: Progress

blog post image A qualitative exploration of student perceptions of the impact of progress tests on learning and emotional wellbeing: Progress testing was introduced to the MBChB programme at the University of Auckland in 2013. As there has been a focus in published literature on aspects relating to the format or function...

Head of stroke programme condemns HSE inertia "Widespread inertia in the health service is leaving Ireland unprepared

blog post image Head of stroke programme condemns HSE inertia "Widespread inertia in the health service is leaving Ireland unprepared to cope with a huge increase in the number of stroke patients over the next decade, the outgoing head of the national stroke programme has warned. ...