News

Department welcomes new intake of nursing students

Posted on Monday 14 October 2019

New intake start course designed around new Nursing & Midwifery Council standards of proficiency

PhD student wins award at Conference

Posted on Friday 11 October 2019

PhD student wins prestigious award

Antidepressants may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

Posted on Monday 23 September 2019

Researchers have discovered that a commonly used antidepressant also leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms.

Majority of people recognise urgency of climate change, research suggests

Posted on Thursday 19 September 2019

More than 60% of people recognise that addressing climate change requires a ‘high’ or ‘extremely high’ level of urgency, new research involving scientists at the University of York suggests.

Patients diagnosed with cancer after skipping appointment more likely to die within a year

Posted on Friday 13 September 2019

Cancer patients who miss an urgent referral appointment for their symptoms are 12% more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis, a major new study has found.

Study reveals links between extreme weather events and poor mental health

Posted on Thursday 5 September 2019

People whose homes are damaged by storms or flooding are significantly more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, according to new research.

Majority of social media users are happy for their data to be used for research, study reveals

Posted on Tuesday 3 September 2019

Social media users are generally positive about their personal data being used for research purposes, a study by the Department of Health Sciences has revealed.

Enabling smoke-free interventions

Posted on Thursday 25 July 2019

Research led by York’s Department of Health Sciences will explore how school-based ‘Smoke-free Intervention’ classes could improve the lives of children in Bangladesh and Pakistan at risk of breathing in second-hand cigarette and biri smoke.

Researchers to tackle worsening North-South health divide

Posted on Thursday 18 July 2019

Researchers from the Department of Health Sciences have joined forces with other leading experts to tackle worsening health inequalities between the North and the rest of England.

Department’s success at Graduation Student’s Association (GSA) 2019 awards

Posted on Tuesday 16 July 2019

Staff and students pick up awards at 2019 GSA awards

York’s research to play a major role in the NHS's long-term plan with two new strategic partnerships

Posted on Thursday 11 July 2019

The University of York is at the heart of two strategic partnerships to tackle the greatest health challenges in Yorkshire and the Humber, and the North East and North Cumbria.

National Student Survey 2019

Posted on Friday 5 July 2019

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest nursing students in the UK.

Potential harm from medical instruments not made clear in studies

Posted on Thursday 4 July 2019

The potential harm from medical instruments is not made clear in academic studies, according to research by the University of York

Nursing student becomes Ambassador for Cancer Research

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019

First year undergraduate nursing student Rebecca Reffold has become an Ambassador for Cancer Research.

Female cannabis users underrepresented in health research, study reveals

Posted on Wednesday 5 June 2019

Research at the University of York has shown that women are underrepresented in research into the links between cannabis and psychosis, which could limit understanding of the impact of the drug.

New intervention doubles quit rate among smokers with severe mental illness

Posted on Tuesday 16 April 2019

A dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care, research by the University of York has revealed.

Researchers call for rethink of external NHS inspections amid questions of effectiveness

Posted on Monday 15 April 2019

Researchers at the University of York have shown that costly external NHS hospital inspections are not associated with improvements in quality of care.

Home rehabilitation to help people with heart failure achieve better quality of life

Posted on Thursday 4 April 2019

A new rehabilitation programme which significantly improves the quality of life of patients with heart failure from the comfort of their own homes will be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK.

More policy work needed to reduce use of smokeless tobacco, say researchers

Posted on Thursday 4 April 2019

Researchers from the Department have shown that regulations on smokeless tobacco are still lacking, despite 181 countries agreeing to a common approach to controlling the demand and supply.

Researcher co-authors new book on The Foot and Ankle in Rheumatology

Posted on Friday 29 March 2019

New unique and comprehensive guide to the management of foot and ankle pathologies now available

UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2019

A new £5 million centre, involving researchers from the University of York, will explore how we can live differently in order to tackle climate change.

Students secure places on York Leaders programme

Posted on Wednesday 20 March 2019

Three second year nursing students; Susan Birkitt, Noalala Ndlovu and Esther Meza have successfully secured a place on the York Leaders programme.

Third year mental health student nominated for national award

Posted on Tuesday 12 March 2019

Carina Mayne, a third year mental health student, has been nominated for Student Nurse of the Year award by the Student Nursing Times magazine.

Nursing student gains place on Council of Deans Student Leadership Programme

Posted on Monday 4 March 2019

Second year adult MNursing student, Morgan Hopkins has recently been offered a place on the Council of Dean’s Student Leadership Programme.

Side-effects not fully reported in more than 30% of healthcare reviews

Posted on Wednesday 6 February 2019

The potential side-effects of health interventions were not fully reported in more than a third of published health study reviews, research has shown

Delays in blood cancer diagnosis could be avoided, study finds

Posted on Tuesday 29 January 2019

Many patients with lymphoma take longer to be diagnosed than expected, with some thinking these delays could have been avoided, a new report from the University of York has found.

Mental health claimants more than twice as likely to lose their benefits as non-psychiatric claimants

Posted on Tuesday 22 January 2019

People who are mentally ill are 2.4 times more likely than claimants with non-psychiatric conditions to lose their existing benefits following a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) eligibility assessment, research has found.

Majority of people with severe mental ill health would like to be more physically active, new research suggests

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2018

Taking part in regular physical activity is linked to a more positive outlook on general health in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new report.

Could yoga benefit older people with long-term health conditions?

Posted on Monday 3 December 2018

Researchers are investigating the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older people with multiple long-term health conditions.

Early warnings of the health impacts of climate change are becoming louder and stronger

Posted on Thursday 29 November 2018

More people worldwide are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to a major new report involving researchers at the University of York.

Research priorities for children and young people with life-limiting conditions: MHRC researchers publish review of papers

Posted on Friday 9 November 2018

There is limited high-quality research in many aspects of care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Comment: Inequality of education in the UK among highest of rich nations

Posted on Friday 2 November 2018

Many people, across the political spectrum, see education as the key to solving all inequalities.

Widening North-South gap blamed on poverty related deaths in younger adults

Posted on Thursday 1 November 2018

A major study involving the University of York has identified socioeconomic deprivation as a major factor in a sharp rise in deaths among 25 to 44-year-olds living in the North of England.

Expert reaction: Home Office reschedules cannabis-based products for medicinal use

Posted on Thursday 18 October 2018

An expert in addiction and mental health reacts to the Home Office announcement that cannabis-based products can be used to treat some medical conditions from 1 November 2018.

Student has surprising finish to her nurse training

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Final year nursing student Emma Bower wins award

Student to take part in Nursing Times Careers event

Posted on Tuesday 11 September 2018

Third year mental health student to take part in national Nursing Times event

York awarded funding for mental health network

Posted on Thursday 6 September 2018

The University of York has secured £1.2m funding to form an innovative mental health network which will focus on improving physical health and reducing health inequalities for people with severe mental illness.

More support needed to give overseas doctors confidence in interpersonal skills

Posted on Monday 3 September 2018

More emphasis should be put on improving the interpersonal skills of overseas doctors wanting to work in the NHS as GPs, a new study has suggested.

Secondhand smoke causing thousands of still births in developing countries

Posted on Friday 27 July 2018

Exposure to secondhand smoke is causing thousands of still births in developing countries

Students complete Council of Deans student leadership programme

Posted on Tuesday 24 July 2018

Three nursing students and one midwifery student have just completed a four month Student Leadership programme run by the Council of Deans.

NHS at 70

Posted on Tuesday 10 July 2018

In the 70th year of the NHS, we look at the University's role in the rise of evidence-based healthcare

Department welcomes student on internship from University of Pennsylvania

Posted on Tuesday 3 July 2018

Jordan Lindekens, a fourth year nursing student from the University of Pennsylvania, is doing an eight-week internship with us

Department visited by former student

Posted on Wednesday 27 June 2018

Charlotte Campbell recently visited the Department to catch up with Child branch lead Claire Metcalfe about her nursing career since she qualified in 2015.

Social media use in research

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

Researchers face complex ethical considerations when using social media data

Taking the inequality debate to the next level

Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018

How do you follow up one of the most successful books "The Spirit Level?"

University researchers secure £2.4m for five-year programme.

Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2018

A team led by the University of York and Hull-York Medical School has secured a £2.4m grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

How much should we spend on the NHS?

Posted on Friday 15 June 2018

As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, consensus is growing that it needs more money.

Rising number of older and female cannabis users developing health problems

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

Researchers at the University of York have shown that there has been a 118% rise in those aged over 40 presenting to specialist drug treatment services citing cannabis as their primary health concern.

Baby Friendly successful re-accreditation

Posted on Thursday 10 May 2018

The Department of Health Sciences is delighted that its undergraduate BA (Hons) Midwifery Practice has been successfully re-accredited as ‘Baby Friendly’ by UNICEF.

NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH) secured funding

Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Five-year contract awarded to the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH)