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A history of childbirth in the UK

Principal Lecturer in Midwifery, Tania McIntosh, has written an article for The Conversation. The article is titled A history of childbirth in the UK – from home, to hospital, to COVID-19. Tania discuss childbirth from the 1920s to the current day. Read the article on The Conversation website.

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Podcast: Dr Kathy Martyn on healthy eating and Veganuary

Recorded pre-lockdown, Dr Kathy Martyn our nutritionist discusses Veganuary, healthy eating, and how to stick to early year challenges we may have set ourselves. Listen to the podcast on the link below or via Apple or Spotify Or watch our YouTube video of the podcast: Download a pdf transcript of the interview. Interested in finding…

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Nurturing your mental health through nature

Dr Tania Wiseman, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, has written an article for The Conversation. In the article she shares four tips on how you can nurture your mental health through nature. Read the article on The Conversation website.

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Student elected to COP Student Council

Huge congratulations to Eleanor Tanner who has been elected to the College of Paramedics Student Council. Eleanor, a Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) student, had to complete a 500 word supporting statement as part of the application process where she stated one of her reasons for applying was to ‘get involved with everything I can’ in what…

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Academic heading for Number 1?

Principal lecturer Heather Baid is in the race for this year’s number one Christmas single as a member of the ICU Liberty Choir. The 100 strong Zoom choir of intensive care unit (ICU) staff are releasing their re-make of ‘Every Breath You Take’ to express the contribution of healthcare frontline workers and raise funds. The…

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A career in radiography

“Radiography is one of the most innovative aspects of healthcare – you’ll use advanced technology to look inside patients’ bodies and understand the root causes of their illness, and consult with colleagues on diagnosis and treatment plans.” NHS website From September 2021 we are launching our new Diagnostic Radiography BSc(Hons) and applications are now open!…

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The NHS long-term plan

As part of her placement project Physiotherapy BSc(Hons) student, Angie Hulst, created a series of posters and a short film. The posters explain the elements of the NHS Long-Term Plan which aims to provide a health care service that gives the young a good start in life and better supports our ageing population. The plans’…

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Michael Rosen on his recovery from COVID-19

We were privileged to welcome Michael Rosen, children’s author and poet, to a virtual talk with our students. Earlier this year Michael contracted COVID-19 and spent seven weeks in intensive care, six of them on a ventilator. He shared his service-user perspective on what it was like to be critically ill with COVID-19, the role…

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Graduate presents at BACCN conference

Recent graduate and critical care nurse, Kat Evangelista-Lair, was invited to take part in this year’s British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) conference. The two-day annual conference took place last month and was their first virtual one. Kat graduated from our Clinical Practice BSc(Hons) and presented the main findings from her dissertation project at…

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Fresh start for February 2021?

There’s still time to start your masters degree with us this academic year as a selection of our degrees are available to start in February 2021. Our health courses offer a core research-related module as the basis of your degree, with the option to choose an academic route that is best suited to your professional…

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