Tuesday, 20 March 2018

ODP showcase seminar

For the second year running, our students have produced a collection of amazing and innovative service improvement projects which were showcased at a student conference.  We already have students that have been approached about continuing their projects after qualifying and we can’t wait to see our soon-to-be-practitioners out making a difference to perioperative care.  Well done 3rd years! 

Monday, 19 March 2018


Thanks to a recent visit to Hull by a delegation from Singapore we received the following message:

We are delighted to inform you that the extension of prescribing rights to Advanced Practice Nurses (“APN”) and Pharmacists was announced by our Senior Minister of State (Health) Dr Amy Khor at the annual Committee of Supply debate on 7 Mar 2018 in Singapore. It is a great milestone for our nurses and pharmacists in Singapore, and we are very glad to share this news with you, especially since we have learnt so much from our interaction with all of you in the UK!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Goodbye to our recent Thai visitor

Nun, centre with Dr Moira Graham
and Professor Mark Hayter
Maneeratsami (Nun) Pattanasombutsook, a visiting International PhD Scholar from the Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand  has spent the last 6 months in the School of Nursing and Social Work. The purpose of Nun's visit, funded by a scholarship from the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, was to fulfil a requirement for international PhD experiences before submitting and defending her PhD thesis.  Nun has spent time with colleagues in the Faculty and the local area and returns home shortly.  Nun has collaborated with colleagues to co-author a paper during her time here and also has undertaken modules/study events on research methods.  We will maintain contact with Nun and build on our links with Prince of Songkla University.

"It was my great opportunity to be a research visiting student at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Hull, from September 2017 to March 2018. The university personnel, the study system, the Skills team, the facilities, the Library, the academic activities, the academic colleagues and everything here at Hull all developed my learning.  My supervisors, Dr.Moira and Dr.Mark, and the rest of the Faculty were very supportive and I would like to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone for your teaching and kind support. I have loved being with you all and the University of Hull. Thank you very much indeed."

A Web-Based Platform for People With Memory Problems and Their Caregivers

Dr Emma Wolverson, Clincal Psychology, was recently interviewd on BCC Look North about the development of this platform and has also co-authored, the following publication with others from the University of Hull: Rosie Dunn, Jonathan Thorpe and Caroline White and Kevin Paulson:

Zafeiridi P, Paulson K, Dunn R, Wolverson E, White C, Thorpe JA, Antomarini M, Cesaroni F, Scocchera F, Landrin-Dutot I, Malherbe L, Lingiah H, Bérard M, Gironès X, Quintana M, Cortés U, Barrué C, Cortés A, Paliokas I, Votis K, Tzovaras D (2018) A Web-Based Platform for People With Memory Problems and Their Caregivers (CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD): Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Usability JMIR Formativ Res 2018;2(1):e4 doi: 10.2196/formative.9083

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Meeting the Physical Health Needs of Mental Health Service Users

Associate Dean Dr Jacquie White has co-authored:

White, J. O’Brien, S. Beadle, M. Ackroyd, A. (2018) Meeting the Physical Health Needs of Mental Health Service Users Ch.3 In Wright, K. & McKeown, M. Eds. Essentials of Mental Health Nursing Sage Publications Ltd. London. Pp. 493-506.

Nurse-Facilitated Health Checks for Persons With Severe Mental Illness

Associate Dean Dr Jacquie White has co-authored:

White, J. Lucas, J. Swift, L. Barton, G.R. Johnson, H. Irvine, L. Abotsie, G. Jones, M. Gray, R.J. (2018) Nurse-Facilitated Health Checks for Persons With Severe Mental Illness: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial Psychiatric Services

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

SPARC Research Seminar

SPARC Research Seminar

The Cluster headache: Impact and Perception Study (CHIPS): a qualitative enquiry into a 'Cinderella' chronic condition

Presented by: Dr Lisa Dikomitis, University Of Keele

Friday May 11th, 1-2pm, Nidd Seminar Room 2, University of Hull

To reserve a place, please contact Caroline White or Liz Walker

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