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  • How nurses were trained in the 1950's - UWE donates archive to Bristol Record Office

    10/05/2012

    UWE Bristol is marking International Nurse's Day by donating its collection of unique records of the training undergone by nurses sixty years ago to Bristol Record Office.

  • Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels

    28/02/2012

    Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturisation and printing could revolutionise the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications and developments of the technology.

  • Cardiac arrest treatment study exceeds paramedic recruitment targets

    20/02/2012

    A pilot study by emergency care experts at UWE Bristol to test the best method of airway management to resuscitate out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients has exceeded target recruitment of paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS). The research team had hoped to recruit 150 paramedics but over 180 have signed up to be involved.

  • Health research showcased at UWE Bristol conference

    30/01/2012

    Wednesday 1 February 2012 09:30-13:00 Exhibition and Conference Centre

    UWE Bristol is hosting a conference that will showcase current health research in a range of specialist areas on Wednesday 1 February at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference is the first of its kind to he hosted by UWE Bristol's Centre for Health and Clinical Research.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UWE Bristol opens pain management research centre in Bath

    24/10/2011

    Launch event Friday 28 October 2011 17:00 at RNHRD

    UWE Bristol and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust are joining forces to open a new Pain Management Research Centre that will be based in Bath at the RNHRD. The Centre will be launched at the RNHRD on Friday 28 October at 17:00.

  • Lancet study shows how general practice can substantially improve care for women experiencing domestic violence

    13/10/2011

    A programme of training and support for GPs, practice nurses and GP receptionists can substantially increase the identification of women experiencing domestic violence and their referral to specialist advocacy services, according to new research published in the Lancet today. The study is the result of a collaboration between UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Next Link and the Nia project.

  • UWE offers special training in Women's Health issues

    19/09/2011

    The University of the West of England will be offering specialist training and support to help people who work in professions concerned with women's health. The course has been developed to help professionals gain a better understanding of specialist issues so that clients and patients are better supported.

  • Experts investigate best way to treat cardiac arrest

    01/08/2011

    The University of the West of England, the Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (GWAS) and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, will conduct an investigation to ensure paramedics employ the best possible techniques when treating a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

  • 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 Liz Redfern CBE

    19/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Liz Redfern CBE in recognition of her significant contribution to service to nursing education, leadership and influence in the South West in supporting nursing practice and policy.

  • 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.

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