CoPMRE held its bi-annual Visiting Faculty Day at Royal London House on the 5th December 2017 with 27 in attendance. The day was opened by Professor Stephen Tee, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (FHSS) who updated the Faculty on the BU2025 vision. An overview of FHSS Research Priority Areas was presented by the Research leads followed by a discussion on how the Visiting Faculty could best engage in these areas of research.
After coffee, Professor Gary Smith presented his collaborative work with BU on the vital signs and other observations used to detect deterioration in pregnant women. The study concluded that there is an urgent need to agree ‘normal’ vital sign ranges for pregnant women and for a national obstetric early warning system and chart.
This was followed by Jugal Dave, PhD Fellow who spoke about his project with Dr David Coppini entitled ‘A smarter approach to diabetic neuropathy’. The aim of the project is to develop a smart device which can automatically categories the level of neuropathy into normal, mild, moderate and severe.
Kevin Brooks, AHSN, informed the audience about the Funding Support provided by Wessex AHSN and BU. Finally Dr Tim Battcock gave a Physician Associate Programme update and Professor Tamas Hickish brought us up to speed with the work of the Digital Health and Care Interest Group.