WELLBEING OF WOMEN RESEARCH GRANT ROUND 2016 IS NOW OPEN
Closing Date for all awards: Monday 8th February at 3pm
This year we are pleased to announce a special call with the Scottish Government Chief Scientist office, where funding will be made available for eligible projects from a lead applicant with a tenured post at recognised Scottish Universities, NHS hospitals or research institutes.
This does not impact on our usual grant round, which is open to applicants from around the UK and Eire as normal.
City Christmas Fair 2015
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Monday 7th December 2015 from - 10AM-7PM
Venue: Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2DQ Find out more about historic Drapers' Hall here
Stalls: The List of stalls for this year's fair are availble here
The City Christmas Fair is held every year in aid of Wellbeing of Women. At the fair you can browse stalls filled with original luxury goods, fabulous foods and stocking fillers. Unwind with a glass of bubbly at our Champagne bar and then place a bid in the very popular Silent Auction.
World Prematurity Day
Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, that’s 29 babies every minute. Sadly, around one million of these babies will not survive and, globally, the rate of preterm birth is rising.
This year we have invested £1m to open the Harris-Wellbeing Centre for Premature birth at Liverpool Women's Hospital. The centre hopes to advance knowledge, develop personalised treatment, gain further knowledge on preterm labour drugs and act as an international hub for research.
Our researcher Dr Angharad Care spoke to blogger My Baba about the urgent need for answers
FIRST NICE GUIDELINES FOR MENOPAUSE
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released its first ever guideline for the diagnosis and management of menopause. The guideline makes several recommendations, including the adoption of individualised care, improved diagnosis and better information and advice for women.
The guidelines are based on the best available research evidence and underline the importance of high-quality research into the menopause. As with many other underfunded areas of women’s health, Wellbeing of Women is one of the few sources of funding for menopause research and the Guideline Development Group was chaired by Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, one of the charity’s Trustees, who received funding for an innovative project which could lead to new treatments for hot flushes.