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Encouraging Fifth Sense engagement at the British Rhinological Society Conference 

Julie Wilson and James Martin from Fifth Sense, Scotland, attended the British Rhinological Society Conference on the 17th May, at Glasgow’s Science Centre. The conference revealed encouraging signs regarding Fifth Sense’s growing influence within the healthcare community. The Fifth Sense stand was in the general exhibition area, and a well-attended conference meant that they were […]

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Newcastle Hub enjoy May meet-up

The Newcastle Hub held their latest ‘meet up’ on Saturday 11th May at the Town Wall pub in Newcastle.  A big thank you to Helen and Tom who kindly volunteered to host the get together and welcomed two new members to the group. The group of six enjoyed talking to each other about their experiences […]

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SmellTaste2019: A successful event in Florida for people affected by smell and taste disorders

SmellTaste2019, the event for patients affected by smell and taste disorders hosted by the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste (UFCST) and Fifth Sense, was a huge success.  Held at the University of Florida in Gainesville on 17-19 May, the conference provided people with smell and taste disorders an opportunity to share experiences, […]

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Fifth Sense working together with NIHR to promote patient-led research

On February 28thFifth Sense partnered with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at an event hosted by the research team at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth. The event, called On the Nose and You, was linked to Anosmia Awareness Day (Feb 27th) and confirmed the commitment of all parties to patient involvement in […]

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Thanks for supporting our Development Plan application

I would like to update you all on the funding application we submitted on March 15th. Given the game-changing significance of this bid, a lot of effort was contributed by a number of people. Myself and the rest of our board of trustees are hugely proud of our comprehensive application, at the heart of which […]

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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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Announcing SmellTaste2019, May 17-19, Gainesville, Florida

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, are excited to announce SmellTaste2019. This bi-annual event will be held Friday May 17 to Sunday May 19 on the UF campus in Gainesville, Florida. The goal of SmellTaste2019 is to empower […]

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Raising awareness of smell and taste disorders among junior doctors

Many of the people Fifth Sense represents know only too well about the lack of knowledge, or interest, in smell and taste disorders amongst much of the medical profession.  Educating doctors about the impact of these conditions is therefore a very important part of our work, so when we were given the opportunity to speak […]

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