Midwifery

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.

 

Arrangements for Enrolment – Trimester 1, 2017/18

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Enrollment for Trimester 1, 2017/18 gets underway from today and full details for this are given below. To view the opening times for online enrollment Click Here.

Continuing students

Online Enrolment will open on Wednesday 9 August 2017 for all students who received Proceed decisions from the June Progression and Award Boards (PABs). Eligible School of  HNM students will be able to access the enrollment system from the following time allocated by the School:

 

From 13:00 for School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery students
Students who have results still to be processed from Trimester 3 are going through August PABs from week commencing 14 August 2017 and will be eligible to enrol once they have received an email informing of the August PAB decision and a second email informing them that the system is now open for them to enrol.
Graduate School Students

Continuing students of the Graduate School will be notified separately, by Student Administration, with information about their ongoing enrollment. New students of the Graduate School will be able to enrol from 21 August 2017.

London Campus

Continuing students will be notified separately, by Student Administration, with information about their ongoing enrollment.

New London Students

New students will be allowed access to the enrollment system on the date allocated to their School which for our students is the 24 August 2017.

Please note that enrollment for new students will be a two stage process. The first stage involves the student completing the enrollment process in the online system.  Once completed, these students will appear in School enrollment figures e.g. in the Dashboard and will be available for staff to split into tutorial groups, allocation of personal tutors etc. The second stage is the verification of their enrollment by confirming their identity. Students will be required to provide photographic ID when they collect their student ID card. Once their enrollment has been verified, and their ID card has been activated, confirmations of enrollment will be sent to external bodies such as SAAS and SLC as appropriate.

If a student does not complete this second part of the enrollment process, staff should be in contact with these students to establish if they intend to complete their enrollment and commence their module/programme.

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!

 

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.

 

#IDM2017 @uwshealth Raises £630

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Our big-hearted midwifery students  have raised £630 for the charity Kicks Count, which aims to lower the UK’s stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby’s movements in pregnancy.

Over 170 students participated in an International Day of the Midwife event at the University’s Paisley Campus on 5 May. At this event, which was a celebration of midwifery and saw a number of industry professionals participate in workshops, students sold knitted mini midwives to attendees to raise funds for Kicks Count.

Sheona Brown of the University’s School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, who worked alongside a committee of student midwives to plan the activities for this event, said: “I am so proud of all the students and their hard work in raising these valuable funds for such an important and worthwhile cause.”

The University’s event was named as the best in Scotland by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Sheona added: “We are delighted that our International Day of the Midwife event was named the best in Scotland. This is a great achievement and our event provided an excellent opportunity to bring together all of our current students with midwifery experts and representatives from third party sector to discuss key issues affecting midwifery in Scotland and to explore how new information can be taken forward in practice. The future looks very exciting for our students.”

Outstanding Team STARS Awards Went to Our Dumfries Team!

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The 7th UWS STARS (Staff Appreciation & Recognition Scheme Awards) took place at Lanarkshire Campus on Wednesday 7th June.

The award winners and highly commended staff members were presented with their awards by the Principal, Professor Craig Mahoney and Chief Operating Officer, Susan Mitchell while the event was hosted by Chair of Court Dr Waiyin Hatton.

Top of our achievements this year was the Outstanding Team award which went to Nursing Team at Dumfries Campus

The school also has the Winner of Outstanding Service to Students award who this year was Denise Atkinson one of our Skills Laboratory Facilitators

Highly commended for her Outstanding Service to Colleagues was Moira Bannigan one of the School’s Service Delivery Officers

You can view all the winners and highly commended recipients from the event here.

Eco-friendly Silver Award for Hamilton Campus

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Team eco-midwives aided and abetted by several others in the School’s Hamilton Campus were delighted to be awarded a Silver Award at the recent  NUS Green Impact Awards Ceremony. The team, led by Midwifery Lecturer Sheona Brown, worked hard on ensuring that we met all of the essential categories to receive this award, Categories included:-

  • A department walk-round to identify areas that are being heated unnecessarily. Some areas identified included unoccupied rooms and skills labs that had the heating turned up to full. An action plan was developed, including highlighting to all staff to turn radiators down to the frost setting when rooms are not in use.
  • A travel audit was completed via Survey Monkey, this audit demonstrated that our team travel to work in many ways – cycling, walking, car sharing, trains, buses and cars.
  • We explored the use of paper in meetings and encouraged all staff to consider the use of easily available projector equipment to read agendas, minutes and notes. The midwifery team meetings have fully embraced this approach, we have some teething problems but there has already been a reduction in the volume of paper used by the team.
  • The team even contributed a story to the Green Impact Newsletter which should be pop into staff inboxes any day now.

Moving forward the eco-midwives team are keen to engage in the developments for the new Lanarkshire Campus. This would ensure that all good practices begun within our current building are developed as the standard when we move into our new accommodation. Sheona is already thinking of Bee-friendly gardens, vegetable growing and tree hugging sessions (OK maybe she went too far with the last one).

The photos show Sheona receiving the award and the fantastic recycled bowl, made from an old Neil Diamond record, a great initiative for all of us with unused/ruined LP’s.

Please make sure you have the permission of the owner before you do this to other Vinyl Discs or you will not be very popular