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1 MVS Faculty Support Staff Conference 26th September 2007 Len Hall Dean of Medical & Veterinary Sciences

2 Background to the Faculty Teaching & Learning Research Capital Investment Financial Status Background to the Faculty Teaching & Learning Research Capital Investment Financial Status

3 University Income /07 Total:£272.6M 3,195 1,227 2,153 2,025 3,522 3,473

4 University Expenditure /07 Total:£272.6M

5 MVS Departmental Budget Data /07

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7 School of Medical Sciences

8 Langford House View from the Tower School of Clinical Veterinary Science

9 Teaching & Learning

10 In the 2006 National Student Survey, Bristol was voted as having the best Medical Sciences Teaching in the UK.In the 2006 National Student Survey, Bristol was voted as having the best Medical Sciences Teaching in the UK. In the 2005 National Student Survey, Bristol was voted as having the best Veterinary School in the UK.In the 2005 National Student Survey, Bristol was voted as having the best Veterinary School in the UK.

11 Priorities for Teaching and Learning Increasing integration of the facilities provided by the Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences CETL into our BSc Honours and professional programmesIncreasing integration of the facilities provided by the Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences CETL into our BSc Honours and professional programmes Increase in number and funding level of Postgraduate Research (PhD) studentsIncrease in number and funding level of Postgraduate Research (PhD) students Redevelopment of Medical Sciences Library spaceRedevelopment of Medical Sciences Library space - LifeZone - a Life Sciences Learning Zone

12 A purpose-built Clinical Anatomy Suite housing integrated work- stations and a large pathology display area for clinical anatomy teaching. A purpose-built Clinical Anatomy Suite housing integrated work- stations and a large pathology display area for clinical anatomy teaching. Two life-sized, computer-controlled, Human Patient Simulators (manikins) for physiology & pharmacology teaching. Two life-sized, computer-controlled, Human Patient Simulators (manikins) for physiology & pharmacology teaching. A web-based Virtual Microscope that will enable students to access hundreds of digital images of our existing tissue sections both on- and off-campus for histology teaching. A web-based Virtual Microscope that will enable students to access hundreds of digital images of our existing tissue sections both on- and off-campus for histology teaching. A Mobile Laboratory to facilitate outreach activities. A Mobile Laboratory to facilitate outreach activities. AIMS CETL (Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning)

13 AIMS CETL (Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning) Will provide teaching facilities for: 1,500 Bristol undergraduates per year; including medical students, dental students, veterinary students and medical science students 1,500 Bristol undergraduates per year; including medical students, dental students, veterinary students and medical science students Outreach activities with local schools Outreach activities with local schools Postgraduate health professionals Postgraduate health professionals Students from other HEIs (e.g. medical and nursing students) Students from other HEIs (e.g. medical and nursing students)

14 Clinical Anatomy Suite Twelve custom-designed, integrated work- stations giving students access to: Models of anatomical structures Donated human tissue Pathological specimens X-rays, CT scans, MRI images accessed via a touch-screen monitor

15 Clinical Anatomy Suite - an integrated palette of resources

16 Audible heart beat; breathing Pupil reflexes Palpable pulses Waveform traces (ECG; Blood pressure; O2 and CO2 content of blood) Human Patient Simulator

17 Student Feedback Prefer Lectures Prefer Simulator Prefer Practicals Prefer Simulator Prefer Private Study Prefer Simulator Data from 475 first year undergraduates (medical students, dental students, vet students and medical science students)

18 Students can access the web-based image archive at any time and from anywhere in the worldStudents can access the web-based image archive at any time and from anywhere in the world Gives all students and staff access to exactly the same imageGives all students and staff access to exactly the same image Split-screen facility enables comparison between imagesSplit-screen facility enables comparison between images Rare and fragile tissue can be digitally archivedRare and fragile tissue can be digitally archived Virtual Microscope Second year dental students using the virtual microscope

19 Mobile Laboratory

20 Severn Postgraduate School for Surgery Dillington House, Somerset Crypt School, Gloucester

21 ResearchResearch

22 Cardiovascular ScienceCardiovascular Science Professor Julian Paton (Physiology & Pharmacology)Professor Julian Paton (Physiology & Pharmacology) NeuroscienceNeuroscience Professor David Nutt (Community-Based Medicine)Professor David Nutt (Community-Based Medicine) Cell BiologyCell Biology Professor Pete Cullen (Biochemistry) & Professor Alastair Poole (Phys & Pharm)Professor Pete Cullen (Biochemistry) & Professor Alastair Poole (Phys & Pharm) Animal Welfare & BehaviourAnimal Welfare & Behaviour Professor Christine Nicol (Clinical Veterinary Sciences)Professor Christine Nicol (Clinical Veterinary Sciences) Infection & ImmunologyInfection & Immunology Professor Stuart Siddell (Cellular & Molecular Medicine)Professor Stuart Siddell (Cellular & Molecular Medicine) Mechanistic & Structural BiochemistryMechanistic & Structural Biochemistry Professor Paula Booth (Biochemistry)Professor Paula Booth (Biochemistry) In each of these major thematic areas of research, grant income to this Faculty is currently about £2.5M to £3M p.a. Major research themes within the Faculty include:

23 Since its establishment in 1997, this Facility has established a reputation for being at the forefront of cutting-edge imaging technologies.Since its establishment in 1997, this Facility has established a reputation for being at the forefront of cutting-edge imaging technologies. It is used by about 140 research groups from across the Faculties of Medical & Veterinary Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry, and Science.It is used by about 140 research groups from across the Faculties of Medical & Veterinary Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry, and Science. Cell Imaging Facility It has just been awarded £1 million from the Wolfson Foundation and a further £350K from the MRC.It has just been awarded £1 million from the Wolfson Foundation and a further £350K from the MRC. This, together with a £1 million investment from the University, will allow it to purchase state-of-the-art microscopes and imaging equipment, fundamental to much of the biomedical research carried out in Bristol.This, together with a £1 million investment from the University, will allow it to purchase state-of-the-art microscopes and imaging equipment, fundamental to much of the biomedical research carried out in Bristol.

24 Images taken by the Cell Imaging Facility are often published on the covers of prestigious journals:

25 Priorities for Research Increase research volume and fundingIncrease research volume and funding Acquire more space for an expansion of some of our major research themes in Medical SciencesAcquire more space for an expansion of some of our major research themes in Medical Sciences

26 Capital Investment

27 Capital Projects Recently Completed Capital Projects Facilities for Proteomics and Transgenics (SRIF-1)Facilities for Proteomics and Transgenics (SRIF-1) Refurbishment of Labs for Functional Genomics (SRIF-2)Refurbishment of Labs for Functional Genomics (SRIF-2) Small Animal Practice BuildingSmall Animal Practice Building Pearson Building & several Langford refurbishmentsPearson Building & several Langford refurbishments Refurbishment of Animal Facilities - H-floor (SRIF-2)Refurbishment of Animal Facilities - H-floor (SRIF-2) Medical Sciences FoyerMedical Sciences Foyer Ongoing Capital Projects Animal Welfare BuildingAnimal Welfare Building Redevelopment of Wyndhurst FarmRedevelopment of Wyndhurst Farm Enhancement of Cell Imaging FacilityEnhancement of Cell Imaging Facility Future, Approved Capital Projects Equine Surgery BuildingEquine Surgery Building LifeZone - redevelopment of Medical School LibraryLifeZone - redevelopment of Medical School Library Future, Planned Capital Projects Langford Clinical Veterinary Services (LCVS)Langford Clinical Veterinary Services (LCVS) Additional Laboratories for Medical SciencesAdditional Laboratories for Medical Sciences

28 Small Animal Hospital Small Animal Practice

29 Laboratories Hodgkin Lecture Theatre Computer Suite

30 LifeZoneLifeZone LifeZone will be an exemplar for a new style of library, more focussed on modern student and academic needs and reflecting significant changes in the nature of the information available to biomedical scientists. We intend that it will be a beacon, setting the standard for similar initiatives across all of our libraries. LifeZone will be an exemplar for a new style of library, more focussed on modern student and academic needs and reflecting significant changes in the nature of the information available to biomedical scientists. We intend that it will be a beacon, setting the standard for similar initiatives across all of our libraries. The project has been approved at a cost of £1.75 million, with £350K from the Wolfson Foundation and £1.4 million from the University.The project has been approved at a cost of £1.75 million, with £350K from the Wolfson Foundation and £1.4 million from the University. The project will also provide high quality refreshment facilities for staff and students.The project will also provide high quality refreshment facilities for staff and students. The work is planned to occur over the summer of 2008.The work is planned to occur over the summer of 2008.

31 Langford Clinical Veterinary Services (LCVS) To provide the clinical caseload needed to teach veterinary undergraduatesTo provide the clinical caseload needed to teach veterinary undergraduates To provide the case material for clinical researchTo provide the case material for clinical research To provide additional income for the SchoolTo provide additional income for the School

32 Threats to the sustainability of our clinics Need for investment in facilities and equipmentNeed for investment in facilities and equipment Difficulty in attracting & retaining highly qualified, experienced clinical academic staffDifficulty in attracting & retaining highly qualified, experienced clinical academic staff Falling caseload due to increased competition (especially referral cases)Falling caseload due to increased competition (especially referral cases) Lack of commercial- or customer-focussed approach in running the clinicsLack of commercial- or customer-focussed approach in running the clinics Potential threat to the referral clinics from emerging chains of first opinion practicesPotential threat to the referral clinics from emerging chains of first opinion practices

33 University response to these threats Establish Langford Clinics as a limited company wholly owned by the UniversityEstablish Langford Clinics as a limited company wholly owned by the University Focus on running the clinics as a business within the framework of a robust Service Level Agreement to protect teaching and researchFocus on running the clinics as a business within the framework of a robust Service Level Agreement to protect teaching and research Adopt a more commercial management approach in order to match competitorsAdopt a more commercial management approach in order to match competitors Provide a more client-focussed serviceProvide a more client-focussed service Provide incentives, both vocational and financial, for clinical staff to come to Langford and stayProvide incentives, both vocational and financial, for clinical staff to come to Langford and stay Provide investment in clinical facilities, equipment and systems - thereby ensuring that we have the best facilities and servicesProvide investment in clinical facilities, equipment and systems - thereby ensuring that we have the best facilities and services Create links to local first opinion practices to increase referrals, laboratory business and student placementsCreate links to local first opinion practices to increase referrals, laboratory business and student placements

34 Financial Status

35 04/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 03/0404/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 HEFCE Income £10.2M£11.7M£13.3M£14.1M£14.1M£14.3M£14.7M Fee Income£4.3M£4.5M£5.1M£6.5M£7.3M£8.4M£9.1M Total T income£14.5M£16.2M£18.4M£20.6M£21.4M£22.7M£23.8M % increase %14.4%12.0%3.9%6.1%4.8% MVS Student Income

36 04/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 03/0404/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 HEFCE Research £6.2M£6.5M£7.3M£6.2M£6.3M£6.5M£6.3M Research Indirect £2.3M£2.6M£2.9M£3.5M£3.1M£4.2M£4.5M Charity indirect £1.9M£2.4M£2.4M£3.0M Services Rendered£0.67M£0.97M£1.0M£1.1M£1.3M£1.4M£1.5M Other Indirect£0.05M£0.07M£0.21M£0.08M£0.29M£0.27M£0.33M Total Indirect£9.2M£10.1M£11.4M£12.8M£13.4M£14.8M£15.6M % increase %12.9%12.3%4.7%10.4%5.4% MVS Research QR and Indirect Income

37 04/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 03/0404/0505/0606/0707/0808/0909/10 Total Salaries £13.3M£14.2M£14.6M£14.9M£16.1M£16.6M£17.1M Annual Increase %3.1%2.0%8.1%3.1%3.0% % of Income (-direct)56%54%49%44%46%44%43% MVS Salary Costs (minus costs of Reward implementation)


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