Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – two day intensive course, Oct 2016

ASIST is a two-day intensive and interactive practice focused course designed to develop skills in order to recognise people at risk of suicide, and learn new techniques to intervene and prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  ASIST training has been developed and refined by Livingworks Inc over the past 25 years with over 1 million people trained all around the world. Continue reading

Students can join the Olympic gold rush

The Rio Olympic Games have shown that not only has Great Britain has some of the best athletes in the world but also how students can take up top careers to help achieve more to medal successes.

They include: head of performance, head of sports nutrition performance analysis, physiotherapists, podiatrists, engineers and sports journalists. Continue reading

Staff successes

NIGEL SHERIFF was an invited speaker for a Public Health Wales seminar to discuss the EC Health4LGBTI project on 22nd July. The Seminar aimed to :

  • Raise awareness and understanding of LGBT health
  • Learn more about the present and evolving evidence related to LGBT health
  • Identify priorities for both future research and future practice

As part of this Nigel spoke about ‘Improving Health Within The LGBT Community’. Continue reading

Postgraduate student prize

The postgraduate prize has been awarded for the second consecutive year to a student graduating from the Advanced Nurse Practitioner MSc. WENDY BRAMPTON, a nurse-sonographer working at theAdvanced Nurse Practitioner MSc overcame adversity to achieve a distinction in her dissertation. Wendy’s thesis developed a protocol for care of women with Caesarean Scar Pregnancy; a rare but life-threatening condition that she diagnoses as part of her Advanced Nurse Practitioner role.

Annual Green Week

Next week is the university’s annual Green Week, and there are lots of events and initiatives to get involved with across all campuses.  See the full calendar of events here. There are c-change roadshows in Hasting (Monday), Falmer (Thursday) and Eastbourne (Friday); the c-change team would like to encourage you to go along, say hi, and get yourself a freebie in their ‘Big c-change Pledge-athon’.

Professor Paula Kersten, PhD

Head of School of Health Sciences

Staff spotlight, July 2016

Charlene TantonCharlene Tanton, Campus Timetabling Officer

Work days/hours: Mon-Fri 08:00 -16:00

1. How long have you worked in SHS?

Six weeks…

2. What do you like best about your job?

I enjoy the problem solving aspect of timetabling most of all. It is like trying to solve a giant 3D puzzle without always knowing what the end result is going to look like. Continue reading

General practice nursing star awards

Five of our recent Introduction to General Practice Nursing students were awarded the ‘Living our Values’ award at the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) star awards night in late June. The students are HELEN GRIGOR (Judges Close Surgery), HOLLY VIVIAN (Moatfield Road Surgery), SARAH MCGARRY (Langley Corner Surgery), CHLOE CHAMBERS (Cuckfield Surgery), LISA DAVIS (Southwater Surgery). Continue reading

Starters and Leavers – July 2016

RICHARD LANE, admin assistant is on an extended period of leave from 19th July and will not be back until 19th October. NICKY EDWARDS, programme administrator will be covering Rich’s role during this time. Nicky will only be here one day a week in August but from September will be covering the whole of his hours until his return.

LAURA GWILLIAM  has joined the administrative team in Eastbourne as Programme Administrator for the Eastbourne based Postgraduate courses (replacing YVONNE MCGREAL). Laura will be working on a 0.5 FTE basis and is based in RD131 (sharing with SONIA DUNMALL).

HENRIETTA GRIFFITHS will be taking over JENNY KAM’S maternity cover for the Post Graduate Programme Administrator role for the next 12 months. Henrietta will start on 15th August.

New website for Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group

Thanks to the expertise of senior lecturer SIMON WHIFFIN, an Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group now has a new website to enhance its digital engagement. Continue reading

Japanese Physiotherapy Congress

In May COLIN PATERSON Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, was invited to Japan to provide a Keynote presentation at the Japanese Physiotherapy Congress in Sapporo.  Continue reading