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Supporting World-Class Research 

40% of research produced by City’s academic staff is currently classed as world-leading or internationally renowned. Our aim is to double that amount as part of City’s new Vision and Strategy 2026. We can not do this without your support. Help us to produce some ground-breaking research which can improve lives for every one of us right now and in the future.  PhD Studentships The School of Health Sciences is keen to recruit a number of PhD studentships to fund Applied Healthcare Research. Research areas include Health Policy, Health Management, Health Service Research, Health Economics, Public Health and Health Psychology. The School works closely with NHS partners to help shape the healthcare agenda for the UK. PhD Studentships help to recruit the very best academics early in their career covering issues that will affect most people at some stage in their life.  

 

Dementia Care 

Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK alone. This is forecast to rise to 1 million by 2021 according to the NHS. At the same time, there are currently 1.4 million people providing unpaid care for those with dementia for more than 50 hours per week.   At City, we recognise that finding creative solutions to a growing demand for dementia care will ensure higher standards of living and increased independence for those directly affected by it. They will also provide vital support for families and loved ones who often lack advice and practical tools they need on a daily basis.  At City’s Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice based within the Cass Business School, leading academics are researching practical technical and performing arts’ based methods to provide better care to dementia sufferers in the care home, but also within the person’s own home. These includes development of phone apps for those who have dementia or for their carers and capacity building for staff in care homes to enable improved care and better engagement.  The total cost of this exciting and life-changing research work is just over £150,000. By contributing to these initiatives you support unpaid carers but also help to ensure more dignified and independent lives for thousands of people with dementia.    

 

Facilitating Better Post-Operative Care 

Recognising the huge importance of patient postoperative recovery, an innovative and unique tool has been developed by an international team including researchers at City, University of London’s School of Health Sciences. The easy to use web-based system called PostopQRS. (Postoperative Quality of Recovery Scale) allows doctors and researchers to monitor and evaluate a patient’s recovery from surgery and has the potential to benefit patients, doctors, hospitals and the NHS.  The project is at an exciting stage with over 50 research clinicians having used the technology. With an injection of funding, the project could become a sustainable, social enterprise which will deliver this life-changing technology to NHS and private hospitals, research establishments, private health care facilities and rehabilitation facilities. City, University of London needs to secure £100,000 for key parts of the project which are currently preventing the team from developing a sustainable, social business.

 

 

 

 

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