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  • UWE alumnus grows successful healthcare company


    A healthcare firm set up by a former University of the West of England student is set to see the company's turnover increase 16-fold this year - after getting outside help to manage cash-flow.

  • Nursing student to attend Global Village for Future Leaders


    Julie Pei, a nursing student at UWE Bristol, has recently won a place on the prestigious 'Global Village for Future Leaders' programme, held each year at Lehigh University in the United States.

    The acclaimed course, which runs for five weeks, sees over 100 students from over 45 countries gather on the University's campus to develop their leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills, as part of a multi-cultural and multi-national cohort.

  • FGM Summer Campaign launched at UWE Bristol


    Bristol Community Health Advocates will hold an awareness raising event on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at UWE Bristol on Friday 15 May 2015.

  • Future GPs could benefit from longer training


    Newly-qualified GPs could be better prepared for practice by increasing the variety and duration of their training programme, according to research being published in the April 2015 issue of the British Journal of General Practice.

    The study, by Abigail Sabey from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Holly Hardy from Severn | Postgraduate Medical Education, explored the views of newly-qualified GPs about their training and preparedness for specific aspects of the GP's role. It found that they lack confidence in a range of skills and experience, such as the financial and business aspects of practice and clinical commissioning. In addition, they would benefit from exposure to a greater variety of patient populations during training.

  • UWE Glenside Clock Tower lit up green to celebrate Green Capital 2015


    The Clock Tower at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is being lit up green to celebrate the European Green Capital for the duration of 2015. The switch on will take place at 7:00pm on Monday 16 March 2015.

  • Understanding experiences of breastfeeding in the UK


    Most mothers in the UK report that they stopped breastfeeding sooner than they wanted to. Why is this the case? What are women's experiences of breastfeeding in the contemporary UK, and how are these experiences shaping decisions about how long to continue?

    These are the questions behind a new seminar series being organised by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Cardiff University and the University of South Wales.

  • Children and young people to get more say in their health care


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been chosen as one of seven new sites to develop Patient Centred Outcome Measures (POCMs) by NHS England. The new centres will mean that children and young people will play a more active role in deciding which outcomes are important to them.

  • UWE Bristol Professor appointed to first Florence Nightingale Foundation chair in the South West


    University of the West of England Professor Candy McCabe, has been appointed to the newly created Florence | Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research, a post created in collaboration with the FNF and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) and the NHS Foundation Trust in Bath. Candy is currently Professor of Nursing and Pain Sciences at UWE Bristol and a Consultant Nurse at the RNHRD, where she leads on the Trust's Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Service (CRPS).

  • UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%


    The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.

  • UWE mental health expert helps produce new dementia guidelines


    A UWE Bristol professor in mental health is one of the key experts behind a new care pathway and Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia launched recently by the British Psychological Society.

    Professor Richard Cheston is a clinical psychologist who worked with colleagues from five NHS Trusts to produce the documents which bring together current research and best practice in psychosocial care.

  • Mayor gains insight into UWE's health teaching and research at question time


    Bristol's mayor, George Ferguson, will host his next public question time at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus in Stapleton on 10 December from 19.00.

    The event is independently chaired by Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership at UWE.

    Glenside is UWE Bristol's Campus for Health studies, and before the question time event, George Ferguson will have a private tour to gain insight into some of the latest technology used in training the next generation of health care professionals.

  • Calling the brightest and most dedicated nursing and midwifery students of today


    Nursing charity Cavell Nurses' Trust is inviting applications for its annual student scholarship awards, which have now opened for 2014-15.

    Dr Rachel Sales, Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery and Learning and Teaching Fellow at the University of the West of England is joining the eminent judging panel for the first time.

  • Prostate Cancer UK and UWE team up to offer online prostate cancer care advice for health professionals


    UWE Bristol and Prostate Cancer UK have launched a new online, interactive learning resource for healthcare professionals working with prostate cancer patients, to help them support men living with and after the disease.

    Through the resource healthcare professionals will be able to access virtual patient scenarios on a range of key subjects, from supporting men through erectile dysfunction and sex after prostate cancer, to end of life care. These scenarios have been developed within UChoose, a platform for interactive case-based learning created by UWE.

  • UWE partnership hospital named best for student nurse placements


    The Royal United Hospital Bath (RUH) has been named as the best hospital for student nursing placements at the annual Student Nursing Times awards. The awards, held on 1st May at the London Hilton on Park Lane, recognise those hospital wards and environments that manage the anxieties attached to going on placement by providing a structured learning environment that helps the student to flourish.

  • UWE Bristol evaluates Government led health visitor initiative


    Health visiting has been at the forefront of public health policy for the Coalition Government since its election in 2010. This has resulted in the regeneration of the health visiting service supported by national policy that called for an additional 4,200 health visitors to be trained by 2015.

    UWE Bristol successfully secured the contract to deliver health visitor education across the South West. Providing the Health Visitor Programme to 11 Health Care Organisations across the region, means UWE Bristol is the biggest provider of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) education in the UK.

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