Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine

This recently created group has come together as a result of the development of the medical school at UCLan over the last three years. The numbers joining the group are increasing as the medical school grows. The group currently contains members with interests in a range of clinically related research areas and also work with groups in other Faculties and other Universities.

Specific areas of research interests currently bring supported include Head Injury Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Infectious Diseases, gastroenterology and cancer.

The group has already established strong collaborative links across academic and health care settings to develop and deliver both research and education.

Key Achievements

Professor Umesh Chauhan : Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management NICE guideline [NG54] https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng54

The development of step by step toolkit for Annual Health checks for people with learning disability: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/toolkits/health-check-toolkit.aspx

The development of NIHR recognised GP Academic Clinical Fellow post supported by East Lancashire CCG and Health Education England North West: http://eastlancsccg.nhs.uk/news/456-east-lancashire-gp-hopes-research-role-will-help-patients-with-post-stroke-depression

Collaborative work with Innovation Agency, NHS partners and School of Health around Stroke Prevention and Management:

http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/18146/

http://www.innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk/news-events/news-article?id=228

Professor Cathy Jackson : Work with ARIA has helped to change asthma guidelines

Dr Morris Gordon, Reader in Evidence Synthesis and Systematic Review at UCLan’s School of Medicine, joined the editorial board of BMJ Paediatrics Open journal as associate editor in August 2017.

Activities of the Team

Professor Cathy Jackson –  Research area inflammatory airways disease, COPD and lung disease, chronic disease management in community settings.

Meet The Team

Senior members of the Group include