Maternal Child and Family Health
Dr Maria Pollard, the Assistant Dean for Education in our School has recently published an updated second edition of her book ‘Evidence-Based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals’
Maria based the book on the revised UNICEF Baby Friendly learning outcomes. The textbook guides students and healthcare professionals who support breastfeeding mothers with the essential knowledge, evidence and skills to effectively promote, support and protect breastfeeding mothers.
Maria’s main areas of interest are breastfeeding, education, supervision of midwives and normal childbirth. She completed a doctorate in education, exploring how student midwives learn about breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding continues to be a major public health issue and UWS remains the only university in the UK to have both its Midwifery and Health Visiting education fully accredited by UNICEF UK Baby Friendly.
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
Developmentally Supportive Care – a Learning Opportunity for Neonatal Health Professionals (Free Event)
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.
Wednesday 13th September. West of Scotland University, Hamilton Campus
To register click here.
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:
or contact the programme leader directly at email@example.com
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