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  • UWE hosts Dignity in Care event to promote better care for the old and vulnerable

    26/01/2012

    Date: 1 February 2012
    Venue: UWE Bristol Glenside Campus
    Time: 13:30-16:30

    To mark Dignity Action Day on 1 February 2012, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting a free workshop event for health and social care professionals and students. The event is part of the health and social care profession's response to public concern about dignity of care for older and vulnerable people.

  • Half of care home patients suffer drug errors

    12/01/2012

    Errors in administration of medication are a serious problem in long-term residential care. A new electronic medication management system specifically developed for use in residential and nursing homes has been shown to significantly reducedrug administration errors, according to research completed by UWE Bristol and the University of Warwick.

  • UWE expert says lessons should be learned from breast implant crisis

    12/01/2012

    The social, and psychological reasons women have breast implant surgery are complex and multi-faceted says Professor Julie Kent a sociologist from the Centre for Health & Clinical Research at UWE Bristol. These considerations, as well as ethical issues, need to be part of the debate on faulty breast implants, in order for lessons to be learned from the current crisis says Professor Kent.

  • Scientists discover new way to target cancer

    12/12/2011

    Scientists at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have discovered a new way to target cancer through manipulating a master switch responsible for cancer cell growth. The findings, published today [12 Dec] in the journal Cancer Cell, reveal how cancer cells grow faster by producing their own blood vessels.

  • UWE Bristol project to empower individual health awareness

    12/12/2011

    A pilot project being carried out by UWE Bristol with At-Bristol uses new technology to empower individuals to monitor their own health and environment to help them better understand their own health issues

  • Worshipful Company of Musicians awards Fellowship to music therapist for the first time

    11/11/2011

    Dr Leslie Bunt, Professor in Music Therapy at UWE Bristol and one of the world's most respected music therapy practitioners, trainers and researchers, is the first music therapist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (WCOM). Dr Bunt will also be invited to become a Freeman of the Company. The Musicians' Company Honorary Fellowship lasts for one year starting in November.

  • Online tool helps people with facial disfigurement

    10/11/2011

    Launch event Thursday 17 November – Paintworks - Bristol

    People who have a noticeable facial disfigurement often report staring, comments and curiosity from others, particularly when meeting them for the first time.

    A support tool called 'Face IT online', designed to help people manage these everyday reactions to their appearance, will be launched in Bristol on Thursday 17 November 2011. 'Face IT online' will encourage people with disfigurement, who find that their appearance makes some social situations difficult, to build social skills and self-confidence.

  • How do lesbians' and gay women experience anorexia and bulimia?

    10/11/2011

    A psychology PhD student at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is researching lesbians' experiences of anorexia and bulimia and how these experiences may be similar to and different from those of heterosexual women.

  • UWE Bristol graduate named Radiotherapy Student of the Year

    08/11/2011

    A graduate from UWE Bristol has won the Radiotherapy Student of the Year award. The award will be presented by the Society and College of Radiographers to Fran Roberts at a special ceremony at the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 November 2011. This is the third time in four years that a radiotherapy student from the University has been awarded this prestigious national prize.

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

    08/11/2011

    Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK (a research partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol) announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Senior Research Fellow, (UWE Bristol) will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Urine-tricity: Electricity from urine”.

  • Universities and UH Bristol join forces to offer new clinical training fellowship

    03/11/2011

    Health professionals have the opportunity of working towards the award of a PhD whilst carrying out high quality clinical research in Bristol. The Clinical Training Fellowships are being offered by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) in partnership with the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol to deliver innovative radiotherapy module

    03/11/2011

    UWE Bristol is working with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a university devised module in Brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy. The new module addresses a growing need for specialised training within this field.

  • UWE Bristol student raises awareness of lymphatic cancer through viral video

    03/11/2011

    UWE Bristol alumna, Kathryn Fish, who studied Media and Cultural studies, has taken part in a video to raise awareness of lymphoma, the most common cancer in the under 30's.

  • UWE Bristol leads UK in professional recognition for Healthcare Science education

    31/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is the first University in the UK to gain professionally recognised accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Medical Education England and the Health Professions Council for its new Healthcare Science degree.

  • Gloucestershire College + UWE Bristol launch new education and business centre in Gloucester

    28/10/2011

    Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol are hosting a lunchtime launch event on Friday 28 October 2011 to mark the opening of a brand new higher education and business centre located at the heart of the Gloucester Docks.

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