Fifth Sense launches survey to capture patients experiences of navigating the healthcare system

Fifth Sense is launching a survey to capture patients’ experiences of navigating the healthcare system.   We know that so many of you face real challenges in getting support, advice or treatment from your doctors, although there are success stories too.  The survey has been designed to capture data that will highlight both these challenges and successes as part […]

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Vital call for volunteers: Can you help support our major funding application?

Dear Fifth Sense members In recent months Fifth Sense has been busy pitching an ambitious three-year development plan to a major funding organisation. If we succeed with our application it will secure significant new monies. It will up our game as never before. We are on the brink, having made it through to the last […]

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Research published by Anna Seecharan, MA Anthropology of Food student at SOAS, University of London

In 2018 we worked with Anna Seecharan, MA Anthropology of Food student at SOAS, University of London, who decided to tackle the impact of olfactory impairment on the enjoyment of food and drink for her dissertation.  Anna  has completed her work and was awarded the School Prize for Best Dissertation!  Fantastic news, we’re sure you’ll agree. […]

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Censes Seminar series: Exploring the science and philosophy of olfaction

Interested in learning more about the science and philosophy of the sense of the smell?   The Centre for the Study of the Senses (Censes) at the Institute of Philosophy are running a series of seminars in 2019, each one given by an expert guest speaker. Each seminar will be held in Senate House at […]

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Registration now open for SmellTaste2019

Registration is now open for SmellTaste2019, the bi-annual event at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, for people affected by smell and taste disorders.  The event is being delivered by the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste (UFCST) and Fifth Sense, the UK-based charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders. The […]

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The Smell Podcast with Fifth Sense founder Duncan Boak

Duncan Boak, founder of Fifth Sense and Chair of our board of trustees, has been interviewed for Episode 18 of the Smell Podcast.  In the interview Duncan talks about his own experience of losing his sense of smell and how this led him to establish Fifth Sense after being introduced to ENT Consultant Prof Carl […]

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Fifth Sense Activities in 2019

A very Happy New Year from all of us at Fifth Sense!  We’ve got a lot planned for 2019, here are some of the highlights. If you’d like to be kept informed then please join our community to receive regular news updates.  All the very best for the year ahead. Launching a survey to capture […]

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Christmas Food Tips from Fifth Sense

It’s that time of year again, and here are a few suggestions to add some bite and flavour to your Christmas holiday eating and drinking! Let’s be honest, it’s easy to feel a little downhearted as we approach this most festive time and I’m sure many of us can experience a moment or two of […]

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Sharing experiences of navigating the healthcare system with a smell or taste disorder

On Saturday 24th November Fifth Sense members came together with clinicians from Newcastle Hospitals/Newcastle University, olfactory mapmaker Kate Mclean, her colleague Rachel Hancock and Voice North members at the Great North Museum in Newcastle to discuss the challenges that many patients with smell and taste disorders face in getting medical advice and treatment. The day […]

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