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Podiatrists donate socks to homeless people in Derby
Podiatrists donate socks to homeless people in Derby
A TEAM of NHS foot care experts working across southern Derbyshire, Amber Valley and Erewash donated over 100 pairs of new socks for people attending the Padley Centre in Derby city centre over Christmas. 
The idea came from podiatrist Amanda Scotland and podiatry assistant Amanda Holler, who run a regular clinic session every eight weeks at the Padley Centre to offer foot care to homeless people. 
Their podiatry colleagues at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust quickly adopted the idea as their Christmas charity and bought new socks to add to the bumper selection, with a final tally of 108 pairs donated. 
Pictured with the sock collection are (from left) community podiatrist Karen Eason, podiatry assistant Amanda Holler, community podiatrists Amanda Scotland and Claire Slee.

New consultant Mustafa's career comes full circle
New consultant Mustafa's career comes full circle
A NEW consultant has come full circle in his career after taking on the role of an orthopaedic surgeon at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. 
Mustafa Javed is no stranger to Scunthorpe hospital having walked the wards when he accepted his first ever surgical junior doctor post here. 
Mustafa completed his Certificates of Completion of Training from the Yorkshire Deanery. He has since been all over the world with a Trauma Fellowship in Hungary and back to the UK for Upper Limb Fellowships in Cardiff and Chesterfield. 
He has also completed his fellowships at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester; Johns Hopkins, Baltimore and The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, San Antonio, USA. A week after completing his fellowship in America he joined NLaG. 
Specialising in upper limb surgery, he is working at Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals, providing care for patients with shoulder and elbow problems, including sports injuries and trauma to the upper limbs.

Students testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients
Students testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients
STROKE and brain injury patients are being guided on the best choice of digital help thanks to students in the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, in collaboration with a national network of healthcare professionals. 
Alongside organisations including Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Livewell Southwest, students are clinically testing apps to see if they are suitable to be part of the mytherappy website - a database of clinically recommended health apps developed by the stroke and neuro rehab team at NDHT.  
The mytherappy website is an app review website that helps patients, carers and clinicians find the best apps to help with rehabilitation and recovery following a neurological disorder, such as a stroke or brain injury. 
Pictured are Ruth Siewruk, NDHT; Louise Holmes, Kim Algie, MSc Advanced Professional Practice Neurological Rehabilitation; and Sophie Maynard, BSc Occupational Therapy.

Billy steps up to fulfil a promise
Billy steps up to fulfil a promise
TEENAGE racing driver Billy Monger has fulfilled a remarkable promise to return and walk back on to the hospital ward he left in a wheelchair just months ago. 
The 18-year-old was badly injured in a racing accident and was airlifted to the East Midlands Trauma Centre at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where despite the best efforts of specialist teams he had to have both his legs amputated. 
He left the ward in May saying when he returned he'd be out of his wheelchair. He was good to his word when he came back to see staff and present them with a special thank you gift.

Radical prosthetics project goes on display in New York
Radical prosthetics project goes on display in New York
A UNIVERSITY of Dundee project that incorporates everyday materials in the design of prosthetic hands, to better suit disability, has gone on display at a prestigious New York museum. 
Hands of X, an initiative led by design researchers from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee and University College London, design made-to-order prosthetics that come in a choice of materials including leather, woods, wools and metals. 
Their work will be on display in 'Access+Ability' at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York until September 3. 
The hands are co-created by wearers and challenge the dominant prosthetic material palettes of 'realistic' skin-coloured silicone, cyborg-like carbon-fibre and 3D-printed plastics, offering a greater sense of ownership for users.
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