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Dame Sian Phillips wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Sian Phillips, one of RAFT’s patrons, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the BBC Audio drama awards for a career spanning more than 70 years. Her career began in radio in 1944 and she performed in productions such as The Archers and an adaptation of John le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, […]

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Jon-Allan Butterworth wins gold at National Track Championships

Jon-Allan Butterworth, RAFT patron and Rio 2016 gold medal winner,  secured the first gold medal of the National Track Championships when he won the para-cycling C1-5 time trial. There was more success for Rio Paralympic champions in the para-cycling B time trial, as Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott were victorious. Neil Fachie, piloted by Matt […]

Jon-Allan Butterworth wins gold at National Track Championships

Jon-Allan Butterworth set to compete at National Track Championships

Rio 2016 gold medal winner and RAFT patron, Jon-Allan Butterworth will be competing at the HSBC UK National Track Championships, which takes place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester later this month (26-28 January). With the iconic red, white and blue national jerseys at stake, the racing will be spectacular as Britain’s emerging generation […]

Jon-Allan Butterworth set to compete at National Track Championships

RAFT welcomes new research intern

Dr Dipsi Patel, a GMC certified Doctor with 3 years experience practising medicine in India, has come to RAFT to gain invaluable research experience. Dr Patel will be working as a research assistant on several of RAFT’s projects and intends to further pursue scientific research after her time at RAFT. Click here to learn more […]

RAFT welcomes new research intern

How Surgeons Will be Helped by RAFT’s Research

BBC2 programme “Surgeons: At the edge of life” highlights the work of the talented surgeons at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.   Episode 1 will show maxillofacial surgeons, Tim Martin and Sat Parmar operate on a patient that requires a facial reconstruction after the removal of a cancerous tumour.  They will remove a section of bone and […]

How Surgeons Will be Helped by RAFT’s Research

RAFT trustee quoted in The Times for article on new bionic limb technology

Saturdays (11th November 2017) edition of The Times newspaper included an article about a surgical procedure which has been used to provide a patient with a mind controlled bionic arm. The article contained a quote from Mr Norbert Kang, a RAFT trustee and former surgical research fellow, as one of his patients benefited from the […]

RAFT trustee quoted in The Times for article on new bionic limb technology

RAFT researcher interviewed for ‘The Naked Scientists’ BBC Radio show

Dr Stuart Brown, one of RAFT’s Postdoctoral research scientists, featured as a guest during the most recent episode of ‘The Naked Scientists’, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Sunday 22nd October 2017. Dr Brown was interviewed on the subject of wound healing and Smart Matrix®; an advanced wound care product developed by […]

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Dr Niccolo Caderni named Chairman of RAFT

Innovative and award-winning medical research charity RAFT today announces the appointment of its new Chairman: Dr Niccolo Caderni who will take over the role from Francis Gugen. An astrophysicist by training, Niccolo graduated from the University of Florence, his native city and came to the UK as a European Space Agency Fellow at the University […]

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