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  • Presentation of research findings on the way paramedics should manage a patient's airway during cardiac arrest

    25/11/2013

    Friday 29 November 13:30 to 16:45

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol

    Up to 60,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) every year. Unfortunately only 10% of these people survive, so improvements in treatment are needed urgently.

    Effective airway management and rescue breathing are essential for survival from OHCA, but the best way for paramedics to provide this is currently unknown. Now, high quality research in this area has been successfully completed for the first time.

  • State of the art 'ward' gives UWE Bristol healthcare students a head start

    25/09/2013

    Launch of Skills and Simulation Centre at Glenside Campus, UWE Bristol, 3 October 2013

    See flickr gallery of images here

    A fantastic new Skills and Simulation Centre has opened for business at the University of the West of England Glenside Campus.

  • Pioneering public forum on Alzheimer's disease at UWE Bristol chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

    25/09/2013

    BRACE Dementia debate UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre 3 October 2013 at 19:00

    Local Alzheimer's disease charity BRACE has convened a panel of experts who will lead a discussion about issues relating to Alzheimer's Disease (AD) chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of the West of England on 3 October 2013.

  • UWE takes part in £9 million boost to healthcare and research in the West

    12/08/2013

    Health researchers in the West of England have been given a share of £124 million from the Government to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems.

    The money has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over five years to 13 pioneering research teams across the country. Researchers from UWE Bristol are part of the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in the West. The team will work on innovative projects designed to address long term conditions and public health challenges.

  • New research in Bristol to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis

    30/07/2013

    A researcher from UWE Bristol has been awarded new funding from medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis.

    Men with the inflammatory joint condition, which can have a severe impact on their lives, are outnumbered by women by three to one, and as a result much current educational support is designed for the needs of female patients.

  • New self-help app for anxiety launched with students in mind

    17/07/2013

    Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed an app for smartphones designed to help students and other users manage their anxiety.

    SAM is believed to be one of the first apps of its kind developed by a university for use by students. It is a psycho-educational tool that runs on smartphones and tablets to help users understand and manage their anxiety. It incorporates a range of self-help activities that are available 24/7 on the users' device.

  • Shifting the gears in favour of a workable cycling infrastructure

    27/06/2013

    Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol 2 July 2013

    'Shifting Gears', a major conference on health and cycling will take place at UWE Bristol on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre.

  • Award for revolutionary cholesterol testing device

    25/06/2013

    A team of European scientists led by UWE Bristol has won a prestigious international award for their research.

    The SIMS project – led by Professor Tony Killard at the Department of Applied Sciences in UWE Bristol - was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C, in Munich, which is organised by the Organic Electronics Association (OEA).

  • UWE links with new Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research

    10/06/2013

    A £1.5 million research centre to find new advances in the prevention and treatment of children's burns has just been launched at Frenchay Hospital.

    The Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research will develop new techniques and approaches to prevent burns and scalds and improve the clinical care and recovery of children who have suffered burns. One of the research strands will be into psychological healing and rehabilitation, led by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol.

  • Double success as UWE nurse and midwife win Student Nursing Times Awards 2013

    14/05/2013

    UWE Bristol-trained nurses have won two out of seventeen categories at the recent Student Nursing Times Awards 2013.

    Rachel Pass, who is studying for a BSc honours degree in midwifery at UWE, has won the Nursing Times Student Midwife of the Year award. Alice Bevan, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has won the accolade of Student Nurse of the Year: Post-registration.

  • Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls?

    18/04/2013

    Researchers led by principal investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. Professor Jane Powell from UWE Bristol is collaborating on the research.

  • TEDMEDLive comes to Bristol

    16/04/2013

    Could the quantum computing revolution transform drug development? Are there new approaches for improving sleep? Do people benefit from being diagnosed with early-stage dementia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the UK's first TEDMEDLive event to be held in Bristol at the MShed on Thursday 18 April.

    TEDMEDLive Bristol will bring together some of Bristol and the UK's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators and will be the official launch of Bristol Health Partners. The event aims to inspire and provoke, to share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and approach to, key health problems in Bristol and beyond.

  • UWE graduate wins BJN cancer nurse of the year award

    05/04/2013

    Radiology nursing sister Alice Bevan, who gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has just been named oncology and haematology Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013. Alice won the top award for setting up a unique service to improve the treatment of cancer patients.

    Alice, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and works at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, completed her work based learning project at UWE.

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability

    07/03/2013

    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy'

    01/03/2013

    More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.

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