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  • UWE commits to gold standard for breast-feeding training

    26/07/2011

    More than eight out of ten newborn babies in the UK are now breastfed says a new NHS report and the University of the West of England (UWE) is now supporting new mothers by ensuring its student midwives and health visitors have the highest standard of training available.

  • Pregnant women support routine enquiry by midwives about domestic violence

    20/07/2011

    New research conducted at UWE, Bristol confirms that pregnant women believe that routine enquiry by midwives into domestic violence is a positive move forward. Midwives also report that domestic violence training has increased their confidence in dealing with positive disclosures and working collaboratively with other agencies. The research identified barriers to disclosure remain, often connected to the presence of a partner during consultations or language barriers.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Stephen Golledge

    14/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Golledge in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of UWE's health provision and continuing input to the National Health Service.

  • UWE nursing moves to vibrant Gloucester docks

    11/07/2011

    Nursing students from the University of the West of England will gain from improved facilities and closer ties to NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire from September, when the Department of Nursing and Midwifery within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences relocates from Hartpury College to the newly refurbished Alexandra Warehouse, Gloucester docks.

  • Reading and talking to children at home makes starting school easier

    30/06/2011

    Researchers in Bristol today published a report that shows that children's early communication environment makes an important contribution to their readiness to start school.

    This project was led by Professor Sue Roulstone, Underwood Trust Professor of Language and Communication Impairment at the University of the West of England in collaboration with Professor Tim Peters from the University of Bristol, Professor James Law from Newcastle University, Dr Robert Rush from the Queen Margaret University and Dr Judy Clegg from the University of Sheffield.

  • UWE + Chinese partners hold workshop on innovative technologies for the food industry

    28/06/2011

    Food quality and safety is the global issue that will be addressed at a free two day workshop hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE) on 21-22 July 2011, bringing together academics and business leaders from the UK and China to discuss innovative technologies for the food industry.

  • Men and Cancer - find out more at UWE seminar

    23/06/2011

    Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE

    Saturday 2 July 2011 09:30 to 16:30

    Many people are unaware that men have poorer survival from cancer, not only from those cancers that are specific to men, such as prostate cancer but also from cancers which affect both sexes, such as lung and bowel cancer. To highlight this important health issue, the University of the West of England is hosting a one day conference on 'Men and Cancer' at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on the Frenchay Campus on Saturday 2 July 2011.

  • New study into blood risk to contribute to national policy debate

    13/06/2011

    Risk, safety and consent in contemporary blood services in the United Kingdom: perspectives from sociology and law

    Risks associated with blood transfusions are to be scrutinized in a new national project that will inform public policy on the process.

  • UWE animator makes film for pilot NPH awareness campaign in Bristol

    26/05/2011

    A talented animation student from the University of the West of England has created a short animated film highlighting the symptoms of a little known condition that mainly affects people over 60 called NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus).

  • School meal budget cuts and U-turn on cooking skills in schools could affect childhood obesity

    23/05/2011

    New evidence commissioned by a leading partnership of food charities shows that a whole school approach to food that links practical food education with quality school dinners leads to a better family diet and can improve academic performance and behaviour.

  • Breast cancer research grant for UWE Bristol

    09/05/2011

    Breast Cancer Campaign has awarded a grant worth almost £70,000 to Dr Diana Harcourt at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The three year project will look specifically at finding the best ways to support and help breast cancer patients who experience treatment-related hair loss.

  • Is exercise the key to helping Bristol’s chocoholics?

    19/04/2011

    As chocoholics everywhere tuck into their chocolate eggs this Easter, many may be looking for a way to curb their cravings as part of a healthier lifestyle. For chocolate lovers in Bristol,  researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England may have found the answer in exercise. They are currently looking for participants for a study examining whether exercise can help people give up chocolate.

  • UWE researcher elected fellow of the Royal College of Nursing

    08/04/2011

    Professor Sarah Hewlett from the University of the West of England has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). It is the first time that this prestigious title has been awarded to a nurse at the University of the West of England.

  • 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape

    31/03/2011

    Latest research conducted for new eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), has found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape.

  • Who is responsible for social care development for older people in residential care?

    31/03/2011

    With the number of people aged over 75 projected to nearly double from 4.8 to 8.7 million in England by 2033, experts from leading organisations dealing with the care of older people, are calling for positive change to training and development for managers and carers in residential homes.

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