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Congratulations to Healthcare Sciences’ Professor Lesley Lowes for winning a NOTY 2014 award

20 November 2014

Professor Lesley Lowes won the Research in Nursing Award at last night’s RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year awards

Prof Molly Courtenay

Welcome to Healthcare Sciences’ new professor, Molly Courtenay

20 November 2014

Professor Molly Courtenay joined the School this month, bringing with her a wealth of expertise in prescribing, medicines management and the development of advanced practice.

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Healthcare's Dr Ben Hannigan presents at the Third European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing

18 November 2014

Dr Ben Hannigan, Reader in Mental Health Nursing, presented two papers at the recent European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing.

School of Healthcare Sciences staff, students and associates presented papers at at the first Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice research and innovation conference, which took place at the Vale Resort on the 14th of October 2014.   Around 50 people attended Tŷ Hafan’s inaugural research and innovation conference, which focused on research into the care of children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions.   Professor Daniel  Kelly, the School's Director of Research and lead for the Innovation, Improvement and Engagement theme, presented findings from an ethnographic study in a paediatric oncology ward and highlighted coping mechanisms and emotional control among children and their parents.   Jane Davies, PhD student and Senior Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences, also discussed her doctoral research on decision making in teenagers and young adults.  Dr Mia Nelson, Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, presented an associated study on transition from active to palliative care in paediatric oncology.  Mandy Brimble, Lead Practitioner for Education and Research at Ty Hafan and Professional Doctoral Student at the School of Healthcare Sciences presented an evaluation of the Ty Hafan fathers’ support group.  Other presentations included the ethics of researching and ‘experimenting’ on children in scientific research RCTs by Richard Hein, Consultant and Lead Clinician in Paediatric Palliative Medicine; and transition to adult palliative care by Aaron Wyn Pritchard, Research Support Officer at Bangor University.  Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers the only children’s hospice service in south Wales.For further information please visit their website. http://www.tyhafan.org/

School of Healthcare Sciences supports inaugural Ty Hafan conference

30 October 2014

School of Healthcare Sciences staff, students and associates presented papers at at the first Tŷ Hafan Children's Hospice research and innovation conference, which took place at the Vale Resort on the 14th of October 2014.

A new study by members of the Innovation, Improvement and Engagement research theme has been funded by Welsh Government. The study will provide an appraisal of published nurse staffing research, and will investigate the historical and current measures used to set and monitor nurse staffing levels in adult acute services in Local Health Boards in NHS Wales. The study is led by Professor Daniel Kelly & Dr Aled Jones, with other members of the research team Dr Tom Powell, Dr Sonia Vougioukalou and Mary Lynch.  The study will report in 2015.

Cardiff University awarded grant to undertake research into nurse staffing levels

27 October 2014

The Welsh Government is funding new research into nurse staffing levels, to be undertaken by researchers from the School of Healthcare Sciences. 

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Healthcare Sciences hosts its first annual Undergraduate Conference

22 October 2014

On Wednesday 22nd October over 250 students and staff from the School of Healthcare Sciences gathered in Cardiff Museum for the first annual conference for undergraduate students.

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Celebrating Cardiff’s success at the Institute of Medical Illustrators’ awards

12 October 2014

Congratulations to Amy Lake, Programme Manager for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Photography, who has won the Norman K. Harrison Medal at this year's Institute of Medical Illustration awards.

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Healthcare Sciences at the European Huntington's Disease Network Conference 2014

7 October 2014

Professor Monica Busse-Morris presented physiotherapy guidance for sufferers of Huntington's Disease

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Healthcare Sciences lecturer is Wales' first physiotherapist independent prescriber

24 September 2014

A Healthcare Sciences lecturer is the first practicing physiotherapist in Walesto be given the green light to prescribe medicines to patients without the need for a doctors countersignature.

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Physiotherapy at Cardiff best in the UK

23 September 2014

The School of Healthcare Sciences has been ranked best in the UK for physiotherapy, according to The Sunday Times University Guide 2015.