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  • 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.

  • UWE Shiatsu practitioner helps trauma victims in Bosnia

    31/03/2011

    A lecturer and Shiatsu practitioner from the University of the West of England is travelling to Sarajevo in April to work with people traumatised by the impact of the siege of Sarajevo. Patricia Homewood combines a role as an Associate Lecturer in Education with working in UWE’s Wellbeing Centre as a Shiatsu practitioner.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE

    23/03/2011

    David Flory CBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England, will share his expertise on change management at the next talk in the Spring Distinguished Executive Address Series on Thursday 24 March 2011, 18:00 –20:30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • Scanner helps Bristol team lead the way in Cancer research

    23/03/2011

    The delivery of a Veridex Circulating Tumour Cell (CTC) Scanner at the School of Clinical Sciences at Southmead Hospital is providing an exciting opportunity for a team of Bristol scientists and clinicians, to undertake potentially groundbreaking research into what controls cancer tumour cells and causes them to spread around the body.

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol?

    22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • New web resource shows diversity in health sector jobs

    22/03/2011

    The huge diversity of work opportunities connected to the health sector existing beyond traditionally recognised jobs like nursing or physiotherapy is not widely known. In order to broaden awareness about the huge range of possible career paths, two experts from the University of the West of England have worked in partnership with a range of South West organisations to develop a web resource that highlights the diversity of roles needed to keep the health sector working. The project was commissioned by South West Strategic Health Authority to help people understand that the NHS workforce is changing and new roles are emerging so it is essential that people are aware of new opportunitites and different ways of accessing work.

  • Koestler Highly Commended Award for Music in Time Project

    17/03/2011

    Music in Time, a creative music programme developed by Superact, in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP), recently won a Koestler Highly Commended Award for their work with Dartmoor Prison. The music programme won a Singer-Songwriter category commendation for the production of a music CD with prisoners entitled 'No Rhyme or Reason'.

  • Organ donation: the cost of not giving

    02/03/2011

    A public debate Thursday 17 March 2011, 18:30-20:00 @ Watershed, Bristol. BS1 5TX This public event will bring together people involved in organ donation and transplantation to discuss the current situation in the UK. Should we 'nudge' people into making a choice? What is the cost of having such long waiting times for organs? You will have a chance to hear about the complexity of transplant coordination, the harrowing experience of waiting for and going through a transplant, as well as philosophical and moral issues surrounding organ donation. Speakers include an organ recipient and family members, as well as health professionals working on organ donation.

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