Maternal Child and Family Health

Developmentally Supportive Care – a Learning Opportunity for Neonatal Health Professionals (Free Event)

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The Scottish Neonatal Nurses’ Group proudly present the following CPD opportunity for all neonatal health professionals. The event being held in Scotland on the 12th & 13th September 2017 (You should attend one day only); is funded by SNNG supported by Scottish Government, University of the West of Scotland and NHS Tayside. The programme and associated workshops are free. In the event of them being over subscribed, preference will be given to SNNG members and numbers per unit restricted.

Touch a life, impact a lifetime: Implications of Developmentally Supportive Care .

WHAT IS ON OFFER?

1. An internationally renowned speaker

2. Pre attendance anonymous online questionnaire

3. A full day study where you will learn effective, clinically relevant, evidence-based care strategies that can be immediately applied in the clinical setting

4. Support on how to be a change agent in the clinical setting

5. A unit practice audit tool to support implementation

6. Details of the Trauma Informed Critical Care (TICC) certification requirements

7. Access to a private Facebook page for additional support

8. Access to an online course which expands on the information delivered on the workshop and helps prepare you for accreditation, should you wish to pursue this

9. Free entry to sit exam to become accredited in Trauma Informed Critical Caring

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All staff who are involved in the delivery of neonatal services

· Neonatal medical staff

· Neonatal nursing staff

· Neonatal managers

· Allied Health Professionals

· Neonatal educators

Candidates may attend only one of the following full day learning events:

Tuesday 12th September 2017. Steele Seminar Room, Perth Royal Infirmary

To register click here.

or

Wednesday 13th September. West of Scotland University, Hamilton Campus

To register click here.

 

MSc in Gerontology New Pathway Approved

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Within the School the NES/SSSC National Dementia Champions teaching team have been working towards setting up a Masters Programme that will extend the work they do by creating a new pathway through our MSc in Gerontology and Later Life Programme.

Last month saw the approval of this new pathway which has also involved an alteration to the name of the original MSc Programme. So the School now hosts:

An MSc in Gerontology and the new pathway the MSc in Gerontology (with Dementia Care). Details of both courses can be found at:

https://pg2017.uws.ac.uk/courses/gerontology/

or contact the programme leader directly at raymond.duffy@uws.ac.uk

MSc Global Primary Care Management

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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!

 

Next Learning Conversation Event at Hamilton Campus 26th July

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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.

BSc Dental Nursing Programme Recently Approved

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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

Something Old…Something New….

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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.

For more details see our About US page

They also met with someone ‘old’ (as in…from our recent past….)… Professor John Rae former Head of School.

Jack @SECC

 

…And someone ‘new’ (…well by comparison new….)… Our new Honorary Professor Anne Hendry.

Ann and Team SECC

Overall, a very worthwhile event.

 

Winners of the #IDM2017 Event for Scotland

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 The Royal College of Midwives announced yesterday that the WINNER of the best #IDM2017 event for Scotland was the  University of the West of Scotland.

The University of the West of Scotland held a celebratory conference on International Day of the Midwife. All students were invited to attend this event, providing an excellent opportunity to bring the two campuses where Midwifery is taught together and to provide networking opportunities for the different cohorts to get together.

Dr Mary Ross Davies, RCM Director (Scotland) hosted and kicked off the event which included sessions with world café workshops introducing different topics to all of the students. Honorary Professor Ann Holmes from the Scottish Government delivered a talk about the new Government policy, The Best Start. We also had representatives from the Scottish Government who were showcasing the baby boxes that all new parents will be gifted following birth. There is great excitement around this activity.

Linda Wylie, a former UWS midwifery lecturer, hosted the Virtual International Day of the Midwife from one of the classrooms on site, so attendees at the conference can link in with VIDM and learn more about the power of social media during the event.

Inspired by the RCM conference drive for knitted midwives. UWS students voted for and selected the charity Kicks Count. who also provided advertising for donations of knitted/crocheted or crafted midwives. The Midwifery Society raised more than £600 from running a number of stalls including the Knitted Midwives stall, the bottle stall, the SANDS stall and the RCM stall and a delicious sweetie cart.

One of the 1st year student midwives, Sarah Scarlett, has been awarded an Iolanthe grant to assist her in training in British Sign Language. Sarah provided an interactive session for all attendees to introduce them to a couple of signs that may be helpful when caring for women and families with hearing loss.

Sheona Brown, a Midwifery Lecturer at UWS who was key to organising the event, says,

” We had an amazing event, the sun even shone. The day was packed full of activities to learn and network, the University of the West of Scotland event also included a flashmob of an especially written IDM song. If you want to get in the mood we sang it was sang to the tune of I’d Like to Teach the World to sing. It appeared to be a rousing success.”

 

The RCM Regional Officer for University of the West of Scotland is Emma Currer. The team will receive a prize of £500. Congratulations!