Cleanliness at ARI

In November 2015 and January 2016 I wrote about the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate Report that criticised the standards of cleaning at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  A follow up inspection was carried out on the 17th of February 2016 and a report of their findings has been published today (the 29th March 2016).  The follow up [...]

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Foresterhill - Cancer Talk 12th March 2016

I have some more details about events going on in and around Aberdeen for National Science and Engineering Week (12th to 21st March 2016). All are open to anyone (though you may have to register in advance for some events).

For a list of all the events in Aberdeen and a downloadable program, visit [...]

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How clean is Aberdeen Royal Infirmary?

This is a follow up to a post I wrote in November 2015 (called How to complain about the NHS), in October 2015 several wards at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary were inspected and found to be dirty, with poor procedures for infection control, hand washing, waste disposal etc (you can read the details in my [...]

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Local Event and National Competitions – Biology and Health

This post is more a collection of various bits and pieces I have discovered on the internet over the last week, each link could warrant a whole blog post of it’s own but I don’t have time, so I’ll simply draw your attention to the links and if you want to follow them up [...]

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2016 - A New Year

Happy New Year!  2016 is here, and I will be updating my News blog again on a daily (or almost daily basis).

I’ve had a quick scan of my favourite websites and there is lots to write about, several new bits of research have caught my eye including the effect of blood sugar levels [...]

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Upcoming Events

This post lists some of the upcoming events happening in Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire in 2016, including talks and lectures, fundraisers and professional classes and courses.

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This events list is loosely based on a scientific/medical theme.  If you would like to add an event to this list, please use the contact form to get in [...]

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Dates for your Diary - 2016

If you are in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire and you are interested in Science/Medical topics here are a few dates for your diary.  In 2016 there will be THREE cafe scientifique’s running, in Union Street, Foresterhill and Banchory (Woodend Barn).

These events are free (or by donation) and are open to anyone, the speaker will give a [...]

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How to complain about the NHS

In light of todays news story about the poor standards of cleanliness at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, now seems as good a time as any to write a post on how to complain about NHS services.

On the 13th of October 2015, the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) visited Foresterhill and examined A&E and wards 11, [...]

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Techfest 2015 – Opening of the Suttie Centre at Foresterhill Hospital

You may know that Aberdeen runs a major festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics called “TechFest”, it takes place from the 11th to the 28th of September 2015.

There are loads of different events on every aspect of science and technology (not just biology) you can find out more on the TechFest website [...]

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