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NIHR Public Health Research Programme Director joins the Department

Posted on Wednesday 1 July 2020

Professor Brian Ferguson has been appointed as the new NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme Director and joins the Department of Health Sciences on 1 st July 2020.

Lack of support for people with motor neurone disease leaves some suicidal, study shows

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020

A lack of palliative care provision for people with motor neurone disease (MND) following diagnosis can cause emotional distress and, in extreme cases, lead to people experiencing suicidal thoughts, new research shows.

Senior Lecturer appointed by Royal College of General Practitioners

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2020

Senior Lecturer will look at developing quality improvement modules for potential inclusion in the General Medical Services (GMS) contract (Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)).

7th in the UK

Posted on Tuesday 9 June 2020

Department of Health Sciences moves into the Complete University Guide UK top 10.

£3m funding boost for mental-physical illness research

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020

The University of York has been awarded £3m to develop a treatment for people suffering from diabetes and depression in South Asia.

Researchers to study the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at helping older people isolated during COVID-19

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2020

Researchers are to trial an intervention aimed at preventing and mitigating the onset of depression and loneliness among the most vulnerable in society as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

NHS staff offered free training in scheme to support heart failure patients affected by COVID-19

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020

NHS staff are being offered free training to deliver a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme to patients affected by restricted access to services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers team up with NHS to produce chair-based exercises during lockdown

Posted on Monday 27 April 2020

Academics from the Department are using their research to help people stay fit and healthy during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Final year medics and nurses volunteer to help during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2020

A 22-year-old final year nursing student at the University of York has volunteered to work on a COVID-19 hospital ward.

Covid-19 exposes inequalities in the UK food system, new analysis reveals

Posted on Wednesday 15 April 2020

Food banks will struggle to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic and vulnerable households should be given cash grants to buy food instead, a group of leading academics have suggested.

Nursing student wins Library innovation prize

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2020

Student impresses judges with idea for a family-friendly space in the libary

Two third year mental health students nominated for national award

Posted on Thursday 20 February 2020

Nursing students shortlisted for awards at the forthcoming Student Nursing Times Awards 2020.

One in five patients suffer from anxiety after stroke, study suggests

Posted on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Anxiety affects one in five patients around the world after a stroke, a major new review suggests.

GP care is valuable for young people with life-limiting conditions - reducing the need for emergency healthcare

Posted on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Regular involvement of a GP in the care of children and young people with life-limiting conditions can reduce hospital admissions, a new study has found.

New study hopes to discover the cause of a mystery condition that still baffles the medical world

Posted on Thursday 9 January 2020

A mystery condition that can leave sufferers with unexplained paralysis is being investigated in an innovative new study led by researchers from the Department

New project launched to reduce work stress

Posted on Monday 6 January 2020

A University of York inspirational research leader has launched a new research project EMPOWER: a European platforM to PromOte Wellbeing and HEalth in the workplace together with European collaborators. This is an ambitious project aimed at reducing work stress.

Study explores why patients skip appointments for suspected cancer

Posted on Thursday 21 November 2019

Men, the elderly and people from deprived areas are among the patients most likely to miss an urgent referral appointment for suspected cancer, a study led by the University of York has found.

University launches its first degree apprenticeship programme

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

A new apprenticeship programme to train Nursing Associates has been launched by the Department of Health Sciences, University of York.

Senior Academics win Public Health Journal Award

Posted on Monday 21 October 2019

Professor Hilary Graham from the Department of Health Sciences and Professor Piran White from Environment and Geography win journal award

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 Graduate 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.