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Addressing the Polypharmacy Challenge in Older People

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Medication errors: Latest figures show most likely in older people and those experiencing comorbidity and polypharmacy

Najia Sultan, Academic Clinical Fellow reflects on a recently published report which has caught the attention of the media.

Latest research released last week has highlighted worrying levels of medication errors made in the NHS every year. The findings have been widely reported in the popular media and were highlighted by the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt at the Global Patient Safety Summit in London last week.

PhD Studentship Opportunity: Medicines as Emotional Objects

This 3-year PhD project "Medicines as Emotional Objects: Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy in Socio-Historical Perspective" is funded through the Life Sciences Initiative at Queen Mary University of London and is a collaboration between the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and the Centre for the History of Emotions. It arises from the shared interests of two existing research programmes: a NIHR-funded project, Addressing the Polypharmacy Challenge in Older People with Multimorbidity (APOLLO-MM) and a Wellcome-funded project,Living with Feeling and the successful student will benefit from existing networks and events associated with these projects. The PhD will be jointly supervised by Dr Deborah Swinglehurst and Professor Thomas Dixon.

We are looking for a highly motivated graduate with a background (including a relevant Master’s degree) in a relevant social science or history. The project is interdisciplinary and an explicit aim of the project is the integration of knowledge gleaned from both social science and history disciplines.
The studentship includes PhD fees, a stipend (RCUK recommended rate: £16,553 p/a for 2017/18) and a £5K per year budget for consumables/conferences/travel.
For full details please take a look at the advertisement on FindaPhD.

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