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Churchill Fellowship Awarded

22 May 2018

Launceston GP and Associate Professor in General Practice at the Launceston Clinical School, Dr Jan Radford, has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to support her research into General Practice electronic data. Currently undertaking a Clifford Craig funded study into kidney disease, Associate Professor Radford described receiving the prestigious award as a welcome boost to

Research Projects Attract Funding Boosts

24 Apr 2018

The value of a local research organisation such as the Clifford Craig Foundation has been highlighted in recent months with the research undertakings of two LGH researchers being awarded external funding boosts to broaden their research activity. LGH Emergency Department nurse Maria Unwin undertook a study into Emergency Department patient access as part of a

Flu Season: When to Vaccinate

26 Mar 2018

With the upcoming flu season approaching, it is vitally important that Australians understand the importance of immunisation. More than 1100 people across the country died from the flu last year, with most of them over the age of 65 years. Don’t vaccinate too early The timing of your annual flu shot is critical to ensuring

Launceston physiotherapist Ianthe Boden talks about research published in BMJ

22 Mar 2018

Reduced time at work over the years can impact gender equality in the workplace, according to Launceston physiotherapist Ianthe Boden. She said the only gender-based impact on her career came from fewer overall working hours, due to maternity leave and school pick-ups and drop-offs. “Other than that, I don’t think I’ve had any gender-based discrimination at

Report into clinical research potential at LGH under consideration

31 Jan 2018

The Launceston General Hospital can overcome its training accreditation and specialist retention issues if it becomes a “champion of research”, according to a report being considered by the state government. The report, which was commissioned by the Clifford Craig Foundation, highlights a “lack of strategic direction” in clinical research at the LGH. Foundation chief executive Peter