Katy Chan, one of our Third Year Adult students recently completed a Management Placement with Barbara McFadzean, District Nursing Sister in Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, and was asked to contribute to the Blog of the Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS)
The QINS are one of the lead organisations promoting excellence in community nursing whose goal is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. Katy writes about the need for District Nursing services to promote person-focused care that enables people to take an active role in their own health. She also discusses her role within the team during her placement. If you would like to read more Click Here
Our school offers a variety of innovative programmes with hands-on experience working in state-of-the-art virtual ward situations to help you achieve your ambitions. Our graduates and staff are making an immense contribution to improving the health of the nation and are also making their mark across the world to improve health and well-being internationally.
Our MSc in Global Primary Care Management is focussed on improving population health status by integrating elements of traditional ‘health’ and business thinking. It aims to encourage creativity and innovation, to develop wider systems thinking and to generate sustainable and measurable changes in primary care systems and/or services in target populations. The programme benefits greatly from the unique blending of expertise in two Schools (Health & Business) in creating a new type of graduate. You can click here for more details and to apply!
The next Learning Conversations Event is scheduled to take place on the 26th of July – 12:45 pm with lunch available on the 3rd Floor Open Area of the Caird Building at Hamilton Campus. Finishing time will be around 3:30 pm. It will be hosted by Professor Paul Martin CBE
Practice Placement hours will be credited for your attendance at this event and uniform is not required. If you have any special dietary requirements or disability requirements please let us know in advance.
If you would like to secure a place for this and receive a confirmation e-mail to show to your clinical area please e-mail at LearningConversations@uws.ac.uk
The topic for the next session is the proposed Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, which you can access at this link MHS_17-27
Please read over the strategy if you are going to attend as it will be the focus of the Learning Conversation, and will allow you to think about questions or points you’d like to discuss at the event. We look forward to seeing you.
Please note that if you are coming along photographs will be taken on the day.
The School was delighted last month to announce the approval of the BSc Dental Nursing programme. This is a collaborative validated programme undertaken in partnership with New College Lanarkshire (NCL) and will commence in September 2017, delivered at the Coatbridge Campus of NCL.
This is an exciting development for the school as the new programme is the first degree programme in dental nursing in the UK and the first such collaborative delivery model with a local college undertaken within the school.
Our thanks go to Mhairi Kidd, Jennifer Lowe (NCL), Julie Orr, Fiona Everett and Hazel Shepherd and to Gordon Hunt for acting as chair for this event.
More details about this exciting programme development can be found at this NCL Link
Staff from the Undergraduate Programme Board attended the ‘Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care’ NHS Scotland Event 2017 at the SECC in Glasgow, held between 20-21ST June 2017. The School hosted a stand, to promote the School’s portfolio of programmes at the event.
Elaine Gifford, Helen Rainey and Claire Chalmers met and spoke with a number of people interested in study at UWS, and it is hoped the contacts made will come back and speak to us any apply to join our new programmes in the forthcoming academic year.
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They also met with someone ‘old’ (as in…from our recent past….)… Professor John Rae former Head of School.
…And someone ‘new’ (…well by comparison new….)… Our new Honorary Professor Anne Hendry.
Overall, a very worthwhile event.
UWS is a sponsor of the British Transplant Games – everybody who participates has had a transplant and the Games are both a celebration of life (donor families are also invited to attend) and a vehicle to raise awareness of the Organ Donor Register. Information about the Register can be found here
The 2017 Games will be held in North Lanarkshire 27th July – 30th July and we would love as many of our staff and students to volunteer as is possible. Students, in particular, benefit from volunteering because it develops their employability skills, enhances their CV’s and demonstrates passion and effort, devoted to a particular cause, all of which are of interest to employers.
So far, over 100 students have signed-up.
If you’d be interested in hearing more about this, please leave your contact details on this link and you’ll be contacted about a short training session being held in Paisley on 22ndMay, from 12-2pm and at Hamilton on 25th May, from 10am – 12pm.
The team involved with the Games, at North Lanarkshire Council, have been working very hard on this and UWS hopes that the involvement of our staff and students will contribute to the overall success of this worthwhile event. If you would like to know more about activities and events in the run-up to the games, all information is here.
On Friday 5th May 2017, four of our soon to be qualified pre-registration adult and mental health nursing students presented at one of our local partner trusts Health & Social Care Partnership Nursing Event conference.
John Davidson, Nichola Duffy, Suzanne Hainey and Clare Sutherland (pictured above) were asked to represent the voice of student nurses and provide an insight into the future of nursing from their perspective.
They presented to a room of about 80 qualified nurses including some very experienced managers, including David Thomson, Associate Nurse Director and Professor Hazel Borland, Nurse Director NHS Ayrshire & Arran. They were very enthusiastic about their journey into and through our programmes and to their careers that lie ahead. They were highly professional and represented the University and Ayr Campus exceptionally well. Thanks to you all!