Sands Cox Charity 2016

The Thirty-Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Sands Cox Charity was held at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 75 Harborne Road opposite the old BMI building. The President, Professor Deborah White opened the proceedings for the day.  Both the President and Mr Rob Grieve chaired the morning and afternoon sessions. There were 7 Student Bursary Recipients Presentations and these included

  • Mr Raj Shah – Recipient of The John Rippin Dental Elective Bursary, ‘A comparison of oral hygiene in disabled women in Shanzu, Kenya before and after tailored preventative intervention’
  • Miss Abbey Cahill-Kearns – Recipient of The Sands Cox Medical Elective Bursary, ‘End of life decision making in the intensive care unit auditing and improving current practice at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’
  • Miss Meg Barker – Recipient of The Stuart Green Trust Bursary, ‘How might a Doctor be alerted to the presence of child abuse? New York Centre for Children’
  • Mr Simon Morris – Recipient of The Sands Cox Medical Elective Bursary , ‘The safety of Day-Case Tonsillectomy: A study of Post-Operative Intervention and discharge at the University Hospital Geelong’
  • Mr Matthew Goldring – Recipient of The Sands Cox Medical Elective Bursary, ‘To what extent does the negative media portrayal of NHS 111 reflect current practice?’
  • Miss Rebecca Linney – Recipient of Sands Cox John Rippin Best Elective Report, ‘A study to determine the public’s perception of Water Fluoridation based on social media posts’
  • Miss Catrin Wigley – Recipient of The Sands Cox Medical Elective Bursary, ‘From Birmingham to Buenos Aires; a collaborative project in Orthopaedic Oncology’


There was the Dental Sands Cox Lecture given by Dr John Hamburger, Consultant in Oral Medicine entitled ‘Fasincomas from the oral Medicine Archives – some unusual clinical cases. The Medical Sands Cox Lecture was given by Professor Robin Ferrer, Consultant Physician & Clinical Pharmacologist, and his talk was on ‘Murder with Medicine”. The talk included some famous murders which involved the use of drugs as poisons. The successful day concluded with the Prize Giving and Miss Abbey Cahill-Keans won the award for Best Student Presentation on the day.