Your health and life sciences update

Helping you to find the support and skills that will benefit you, now as well as in the future, here’s our round-up of the latest health and life sciences news from across the Liverpool City Region.

But first, a message from our Director of Innovation at Life Sciences, Dr John Dyer: “With summer finally making an appearance and plans beyond the academic year being made, we wanted to share some of the exciting opportunities our students can benefit from across the city and our wider region,” he says. “These latest developments show the strength of the sector locally, and give our students plenty of inspiration for the possibilities ahead of them…”

 

Cutting edge research comes to the city

Research teams from Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT), The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust (CCC) and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LHCH) are collaborating to bring cutting-edge research to the city.

Carrying out important research in areas such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, the NIHR Liverpool Clinical Research Facility (LCRF) now includes the introduction of a Liverpool CRF Biobank. Hosted by CCC, this is a centralised location which stores samples such as tissue, blood, urine as well as other biological samples, from patients across all three sites.

 

New pharmacy education facilities launched

LJMU is marking 175 years of pharmacy education in the city by officially launching its innovative new specialist facilities.

The state-of-the-art simulation suite, which will transform the way students are taught in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, includes a six-bed ward with AI-driven mannequin patients, consultation room, dispensary and the latest prescribing software, providing a realistic clinical setting for students to develop their skills and experiences even further.

 

Research funding boost for children with cancer

The North West Cancer Research Fund has awarded Edge Hill University a major funding boost to help children diagnosed with cancer.

The two year ‘Thrive study’ will work with children and young people with cancer, their families and professionals to develop a better understanding of what support interventions are available and which work best for families during and after treatment, and bereavement. It will also work on family priorities to improve support interventions and make recommendations for childhood cancer services, policies, and future research.

 

Check out Be More

Whatever your future career plans, the Liverpool City Region Be More portal is an award-winning UCAS-style apprenticeship and careers service helping young people locally get into work.

Bringing together opportunities in every sector and across every area, on its website you’ll find more about the latest vacancies, events and support on offer across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral, as well as their growing number of high street hubs you can visit in person.

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