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Author Archives: Tom Lyscom
The HEFCE report on the impact of the 2012 reforms out today shows a dramatic drop in the numbers of undergraduate part-time students starting their studies this year in English universities. They are down 40% on 2010-11. Does this matter? Absolutely. … Continue reading
‘Of frogs and fellows’ – Nobel Prizes and the role of AHSNs in turning critical acclaim into clinical applications
Nobel season is over and the trumpeting of Sir John Gurdon’s prize as a triumph for Britain may seem like a fleeting memory. But a new season in health research is upon us: the NHS, universities, industry, local government and … Continue reading
There has been a great deal of speculation(£) now about what the new Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, knows and thinks about the NHS and healthcare. One thing is for sure, he must have had … Continue reading
The new Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) represent an exciting new step for the future of the health service. Universities should be centre stage in their development. These new networks, proposed in December 2011, will be the driving force in … Continue reading
Following this week’s coverage of university applications, we could all be forgiven for thinking that the government’s proverbial chickens had come home to roost. The 9 per cent drop in applications compared to this time last year was reported as … Continue reading