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Watch our Faculty Video. Visit our Website. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Our Journal Publications in 2015. Harrison, R., Lawton, R., Perlo, J., Gardner, P., Armitage, G. and Shapiro, J. (2015) Emotion and Coping in the Aftermath of Medical Error: A Cross-Country Exploration. Journal of Patient Safety, 11(1), pp.28-35, doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e3182979b6f Capstick, A. and Chatwin, J. (2015 - in press) The carnival is not yet over: cultural resistance in dementia care environments. Pragmatics and Society, Capstick, A. and Ludwin, K. (2015 - in press) Place memory and dementia: findings from participatory film-making in long-term care.

Health and Place, Gove, D., Vernoijj Dassen, M., Downs, M. and Small, N. (2015) GPs perceptions of dementia as a stigma. Ageing and Mental Health, Haith-Cooper, M., Stacey, T., Edwards, E., Clements, G., Mohammed, M.A. (2015) Pregnancy related telephone consultations to an out-of-hours provider: a retrospective database study. *Invited editorial Horne M (2015) Editorial: Providing enhanced care in communities. School of Dementia Studies receives million pound funding to help lower hospital admissions. « Back to News listings Published: Wed 4 Feb 2015 The School of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford has received £1million to develop and test an intervention that will reduce avoidable hospital admissions from care homes. The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is led by Professor Murna Downs, Head of the School of Dementia Studies with the University’s Faculty of Health Studies, and will begin in March 2015 to be completed by June 2018.

Professor Murna Downs, said: “Reducing rates of hospitalisation for Ambulatory Care Sensitive (ACS) conditions is a government priority. “Nursing home residents are amongst the frailest and most vulnerable members of society. Research carried out in 2012 from a Programme Development Grant (PDG) identified multi-component interventions which, when tested in US nursing homes, showed promise in reducing avoidable admissions. Professor Downs and her team will build on these findings and test the outcomes in a UK setting. Sport Rehabilitation students get opportunity for practice placements with Bradford City Football Club in new partnership. « Back to News listings Published: Thu 5 Feb 2015 Students from the University of Bradford have the opportunity to go on work placements at Bradford City Football Club thanks to a partnership with the Faculty of Health Studies. The club's Head Physio Matt Barrass commented: "We are really happy to have established a partnership with the University of Bradford.

"I am looking forward to helping the Sport Rehabilitation students learn while they are on placement here at the football club and I am sure they will find it an enjoyable experience working with myself, Chris (Royston, Club Physio) and Nick (Allamby, Head of Sports Science and Fitness). " This new partnership adds to the exciting range of placements available to Sport Rehabilitation students, which include Bradford Bulls, Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC Rugby League clubs and a number of private clinics, hospitals, leisure facilities and community venues.

University of Bradford Midwifery Society win Royal College of Midwives award. « Back to News listings Published: Fri 6 Mar 2015 The UoB Midwifery Society was extremely proud to attend the Royal College of Midwives annual awards ceremony, as nominees for the Student Midwife of the Year award. The award recognises students who have made an exceptional contribution to the student community.

The judging panel felt that as all the nominees for the award were so strong, the award should be split equally, and the society received a cheque for £500 to enable them to continue and expand their work. When the society formed in September 2014 their goal was to support and unite midwifery students and professionals, and create a learning hub with brave discussion and ideas.

At the centre of this, and part of their award recognition, was their desire to provide high quality key learning opportunities to students, and make events inclusive for all. University of Bradford student wins national scholarship award for Outstanding Student Midwife. « Back to News listings Published: Mon 30 Mar 2015 Nada Abdul-Majid, a third year Midwifery student at the University of Bradford, has won the Cavell Nurses' Trust Outstanding Student Midwife Award, and is set to undertake a placement in Ghana with the scholarship prize. This prestigious national award recognises the enthusiasm and determination of students to improve the birth experience, and sustained commitment to advancing the profession. Nada has achieved excellent 1st class grades throughout her time at the Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, and excelled in practice placements. However, it is her commitment to extra-curricular activities that made her the outstanding candidate for the scholarship award.

Nada is passionate about supporting women from diverse backgrounds, and has been volunteering with the Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary, a Leeds based organisation working with asylum seeking and refugee women who are pregnant or have young children. BBC Breakfast sofa comes to the Faculty of Health Studies. University of Bradford to be hub for digital healthcare.

« Back to News listings Published: Tue 28 July 2015 The University of Bradford will become a hub for the development of healthcare apps and other digital healthcare solutions after becoming the first UK higher education institution to be awarded NHS England Code4Health Community status. The award recognises the University’s central role in creating a community of academics, clinicians, developers, suppliers and patients that will collaborate to develop and test innovative health-related technologies with the aim of these making their way into the healthcare market. It follows a series of pilot courses hosted by the University’s Faculty of Life Sciences that brought together academics, clinicians and software developers to create clinical decision-making apps. The community will have an association with the University’s new Health & Wellbeing Centre (HWC) and Digital Health Enterprise Zone, focussing on three areas: University of Bradford ranked 6th in the UK for Nursing & Midwifery.

Outstanding results in The National Student Survey 2015. « Back to News listings Published: Thu 20 Aug 2015 The results are in, and we are celebrating excellent feedback from students on our undergraduate programmes. Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy achieved a remarkable 100% overall satisfaction from students, receiving outstanding scores on aspects of the programme including teaching, academic support, learning resources and personal development.

Every undergraduate programme scored highly; overall Faculty satisfaction has gone up from 83% to 86%, with a 10% improvement in the overall Faculty score for assessment and feedback. The NSS is an independent research exercise undertaken on behalf of the UK higher education funding bodies. University of Bradford welcomes next generation of dementia research leaders. « Back to News listings Published: Thur 15 Oct 2015 The University of Bradford's new Doctoral Training Centre has welcomed its first PhD students aiming to become the next generation of dementia research leaders. The centre will further enhance the University’s international reputation for person-centred dementia care and services research by funding seven PhD students to develop new ways to support people with dementia and their families and improve the quality of dementia care at times of transition.

The University’s centre is one of eight new specialist doctoral training centres around the country that are being co-ordinated and funded by Alzheimer’s Society. Doctoral studies at Bradford will focus on improving care, health and wellbeing at points of transition for people affected by dementia. The centre aims to build research capacity in dementia, creating the future research leaders that dementia needs. Sport Rehabilitation students get hands-on at the Bradford City Run. « Back to News listings Published: Thur 29 Oct 2015 On Sunday 25th October a group of eleven 2nd and 3rd year BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation students from the University of Bradford provided free post-race sports massage to runners competing in the Bradford Ciy Run. The group worked on over 90 runners throughout the day, treating a wide range of athletes from professional Bradford Bulls rugby players to recreational runners who had never previously attempted the distance.

The students also offered some basic nutritional and post event stretching advice which was well received by all participants. Claire Graham, Programme Lead for Sport Rehabilitation at the University of Bradford said, ‘The students were a credit to the University, receiving consistently good feedback from both athletes and staff. The students and staff used the opportunity to advertise the Sports Rehabilitation clinic based at the University. Dr Pam Bagley gives keynote speech at the 2015 West China International Nursing Conference. New Dementia Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bradford.

« Back to News listings Published: Thu 5 Feb 2015 Alzheimer's Society has announced the launch of a new dementia-focussed Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Bradford. The Centre will further enhance the University’s international reputation for person-centred care and services research by funding seven PhD students to develop new ways to support people with dementia and their families and improve the quality of dementia care at times of transition. There are significantly fewer scientists working in dementia research than other conditions, with six times more people working in cancer than dementia. Alzheimer’s Society aims to attract new people to dementia research from a range of different academic and clinical backgrounds, bringing fresh ideas and talent to help expand the boundaries of dementia science.

The doctoral studies at Bradford will all focus on improving care at points of transition for people affected by dementia. University of Bradford shortlisted in four categories at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015. « Back to News listings Published: Thu 16 Apr 2015 The Student Nursing Times Awards recognise excellence in the nursing profession amongst students, academic staff, mentors and healthcare placement settings. The University of Bradford has been shortlisted in a broad range of categories, reflecting the excellence of our students, our mentors and our academic programmes. Our shortlisted candidates are: Sarah O'Donnell - Care Maker of the Year Dorcas Lambert - Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs Janette Irving - Mentor of the Year Our Return to Practice programme has also been nominated in the Return to Practice Course of the Year category. We would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated (click here to view the full shortlist), and wish them the best of luck at the awards ceremony, which takes place at the Park Lane Hilton, London, on Thursday 7th May.

Pioneering academic and Nurse Consultant named in New Years Honour's list. « Back to News listings Published: Mon 4 Jan 2016 A dedicated Bradford Nurse Consultant has been honoured in the 2016 Queen's New Year's Honours for her pioneering work in wound care. Kathryn Vowden, part-time lecturer at the University of Bradford and Nurse Consultant for Acute and Chronic Wound Care with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the advancement of wound management for patients (regional, national and international) suffering with chronic wounds.

Kathryn has held the post as Nurse Consultant since 2002, and during this time has been instrumental in running the integrated wound care service, which incorporates all aspects of the management of complex wounds and developing and leading the Wound Healing Unit. She is actively involved in practical wound care and is a tireless campaigner for the advancement of high quality patient care. Bradford teams make Nursing Times 2015 Awards Final. « Back to News listings Published: Thu 2 Jul 2015 An innovative new project between Bradford Teaching Hospitals and The University of Bradford which introduces student nurses to the benefits of clinical research has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Foundation Trust’s clinical research nurses and the University’s Faculty of Health Studies secured a place in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards 2015 final after introducing the pioneering educational programme into the BSc undergraduate nursing degree course. The team beat more than 100 other organisations across the country to make it to the final shortlist of 11. Lead clinical research nurse for Haematology and Trust lead on the project, Victoria Drew, explained: “Clinical research exists to improve patient care and develop new treatments. It’s a vital and central part of the NHS, but until last year there was little recognition of this important work within the undergraduate nursing education programme locally.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Christmas Appeal for @centrepointuk- your generosity very much appreciated! .@hee_sirkeith meeting students on yesterday's visit to our faculty & @LifeSci_UoB w/ @LordKPatel and @HazelBlears2. Our fantastic new Post-Graduate Research lounge opened today - a great space for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Happy International Nurses Day to all our student nurses, academics and mentors! #IND2015. Ruth & Andrea are at stand Z1E72 @Arab_Health showcasing our academic programmes & to discuss your development needs. The combined might of our staff & student teams at this weeks #teambradford tournament. Our Physio & Sport Rehab Clinic now offers a student led neurological rehabilitation service- Some lively debate (& tasty cake) at the Death Cafe in the Atrium-be sure to add to the wall 'Before I die I want to' Stop by reception today until 1pm for a Monday treat! We are holding a bake sale in aid of @stgemmashospice.

BBC Breakfast comes to the Faculty of Health Studies (with images, tweets) · bradforduni. Lecturer questions whether rugby scrums are now too dangerous. About Cookies We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. More info about cookies. Register|Sign In @Bradford_TandA All the latest news and views from the T&A @TandABusiness Latest business headlines from the T&A @TandA_Sport All the latest sport from the T&A T&A Reporters Follow T&A journalists on Twitter The Telegraph & Argus Like us on Facebook Bradford 6.8°c Bradford University lecturer questions whether rugby scrums are now too dangerous A scrum at a game between Bradford Salem and North Ribblesdale Jamie Beck, a lecturer at the University of Bradford Chris Young / Saturday 6 February 2016 / News Share 5 comments Want more local news stories like these via email? A LECTURER at the University of Bradford has questioned if competitive scrums in rugby union matches should become a thing of the past due to their potential to cause long term medical problems.

Promoted stories Recommended by. A great post on our Bradford Life blog from second year #Midwifery student Emily Readman - #teambradford. We raised a fantastic £457.66 at todays bake sale for @BBCCiN - a huge thank you to everyone who donated treats, and came along to buy! Blowing the Whistle on Competitive Scrums- new article in @HuffPostUK by Radiography lecturer Jamie Beck focusing on cervical spine injuries. Congratulations to Professor Neil Small on his election to the Academy of Social Sciences as a Fellow - Read Midwifery graduate Nada Abdul-Majid's fascinating report on her placement in Ghana funded by @CavellTrust. Dr Pam Bagley speaks to Bill @BBCBreakfast about the learning provision for our @Health_Bradford students #GE2015.