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Research finds that antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

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New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researchers find new law fails to deliver on unpaid carers

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham and a leading care charity say that one year on since its introduction, the Care Act has made little or no difference to the 5.4 million carers in England.
Date:
05/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients

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Researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment.
Date:
30/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New Provost appointed at the University of Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Tim Jones as its new Provost and Vice-Principal. Professor Jones, who is currently Interim Provost at the University of Warwick, will take up his new role at the University of Birmingham on 1 September 2016.
Date:
29/06/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Research, Vice Chancellor

Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed Chair of England Athletics

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England Athletics has today announced Professor Myra Nimmo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, as its next Chair.
Date:
27/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport
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