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Mental health nursing at York ranks 7th in Guardian University Guide 2024

Posted on Wednesday 13 September 2023

The Department of Health Sciences has placed 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2024 for the subject of mental health nursing.

Report highlights link between child poverty and poor educational attainment

Posted on Monday 11 September 2023

University of York academics have contributed to a major report which highlights how a failure to address childhood inequality is creating a “conveyor belt of disadvantage.”

National Student Survey reveals the strengths of Health Sciences at York

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2023

The results of a nationwide survey have revealed that the Department of Health Sciences is home to some of the happiest nursing and midwifery students in the UK.

Student takes on Council of Deans Student Leadership programme

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2023

Congratulations to adult nursing student Becky Nisbet who has successfully gained a place on the Council of Deans Student Leadership programme.

Student shortlisted for national award

Posted on Thursday 27 July 2023

Second year nursing student Amy Mann has been shortlisted for an RCN (Royal College of Nursing) award in the category of Student of the Year.

Groundbreaking research finds Basic Income scheme could save NHS tens of billions of pounds

Posted on Monday 24 July 2023

A basic income scheme has the potential to save the NHS tens of billions of pounds by reducing poverty and improving the nation's mental and physical health, according to new research involving academics at the University of York.

Owning a pet does not reduce symptoms of severe mental illness, study shows

Posted on Monday 17 July 2023

Living with and having a close bond with a companion animal does not necessarily lead to significant mental health improvements in people with a serious mental illness, say researchers.

Early years programme boosts young children's maths skills by three months

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2023

Researchers have shown that a maths programme can add three months of additional progress to the learning and skills ability of young children.

Student midwife wins Student Nightingale Award

Posted on Thursday 6 July 2023

Second year midwifery student Jo Hewson was recently nominated for, and won, a Student Nightingale Award from South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.

University of York researchers to lead new hub to support clinical and applied health and care research

Posted on Monday 3 July 2023

Researchers at the University of York, together with partners at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, have been awarded funding to provide integrated research advice and collaboration to health and social care practitioners and researchers across England.

GPs report working practices that still favour men

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2023

Women GPs are reluctant to take on senior partnership roles due to fears over maternity leave, sickness pay and work life balance, a new study has concluded.

Demand for children's palliative care expected to rise

Posted on Tuesday 27 June 2023

Researchers from the University of York have found that the number of children with life-limiting conditions rose by almost a quarter over 10 years in Wales.

8th in the UK: Complete University Guide 2024

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2023

Nursing and Midwifery courses at York ranked 8th in the UK according to the latest release of the Complete University Guide league tables (2024).

Staff clock up 100 years between them

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2023

Four members of staff from the Department will receive their long service awards tonight for 25 years service.

Research highlights global impact of smokeless tobacco use

Posted on Thursday 1 June 2023

A review of government control policies has shown a reduction in global smokeless tobacco use, although there are still gaps in research in some countries.

Researchers call for action to end mental health related deaths

Posted on Tuesday 16 May 2023

Researchers have called for radical changes on a global scale to prevent the growing mortality rates of people with mental health problems.

Universal Credit harmful to mental health of lone parents, study shows

Posted on Tuesday 16 May 2023

A new study has shown that Universal Credit is harmful to the mental health of claimants, particularly lone parents.

New book on Palliative and End of Life care published

Posted on Tuesday 2 May 2023

Academics complete new pre-registration nursing text book exploring palliative and end of life care

National Appointment for Associate Professor

Posted on Thursday 27 April 2023

Congratulations to Dr Mike Parker, Associate Professor, who takes up a place on the Advanced Life Support (ALS) National Subcommittee for Resuscitation Council UK.

Growing divide in regional health inequalities exposed

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2023

A new report has found a worrying pattern of lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and worse health and wellbeing in the North of England.

‘Safety concerns’ key to Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy in pregnancy

Posted on Friday 21 April 2023

Pregnant women were hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine as a result of mixed public messaging and concerns over safety, according to the results of a study which analysed social media posts.

Associate Professor receives prestigious award

Posted on Thursday 20 April 2023

Dr Helen Bedford, Associate Professor of Midwifery in the Department has been awarded the prestigious national honour from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Fellowship for her contributions to midwifery education.

Department hosts visit from Leader of the Labour party

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2023

The Department played host to the Leader of the Labour party, Sir Keir Starmer and Wes Streeting, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on a visit to York this week.

Personalised care needed for mental illness and physical health conditions

Posted on Tuesday 11 April 2023

People with severe mental illness can struggle to self-manage long-term physical conditions and need personalised support, a new study suggests.

Student shortlisted for two awards

Posted on Wednesday 8 March 2023

Third year adult nursing student Claudia Collins has been shortlisted for two awards recognising student contribution.

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Children and young people with profound learning disabilities to benefit from Intensive Interaction research

Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2023

The National Institute for Health and Care Research has awarded £1.8m to examine the effectiveness of a commonly used communication approach with people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

Trailblazing University of York researchers appointed prestigious NIHR Senior Investigators

Posted on Tuesday 28 February 2023

The pioneering work of three leading University of York researchers has been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

Research raises concerns over relationship between major US alcohol research institution and the alcohol industry

Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2023

A new study has uncovered extensive interactions between one of the world’s leading funders of alcohol research and alcohol industry groups, sparking concern about the industry’s influence on science and public health policy.

Professor awarded honorary distinction from the American Psychiatric Association

Posted on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis has been awarded the honorary distinction International Distinguished Fellow by the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Researchers assess value of intervention programme designed to tackle obesity in children

Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2023

The University of York is leading a national project to assess the value of a community-based intervention programme aimed at reducing obesity rates in preschool children.

Trailblazer for mental health research at York receives Higher Doctorate in Science

Posted on Monday 30 January 2023

Professor Simon Gilbody was awarded a Higher Doctorate in Science by the University of York in the recent 2023 winter graduation ceremony.

New research reveals role faith institutions play in promoting good health

Posted on Friday 27 January 2023

Faith institutions, such as churches and mosques, can support people to maintain healthy blood pressure and avoid hypertension through education and awareness, the results of a new study have revealed.

Children in the North most vulnerable to cost of living crisis

Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2023

A new report, co-authored by a University of York academic, has warned that children living in the North of England are among the most vulnerable to rising living costs.

GPs faced pressure of workload, personal risk and public scrutiny during Covid-19, study reveals

Posted on Thursday 19 January 2023

GPs felt under-resourced, under-valued and worried about widening health inequalities during the pandemic, new research shows.

Aged 95 plus, but don’t wrap us in cotton wool

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2023

People aged 95 and over still want to be part of society and enjoy a level of independence, despite having a more limited interaction with the world, a new study shows.

People with Long Covid face barriers in accessing healthcare services, study finds

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2023

People living with Long Covid (LC) say they face significant barriers in accessing healthcare services, leaving many with a feeling of hopelessness and neglect, a new study has revealed.

Department's academic awarded OBE in New Year’s honours

Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2023

Professor Kate Pickett has been awarded an OBE for Services to Societal Equality in the New Year’s Honours list.

Department presented with Athena Swan silver award

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Health Sciences has received an Athena SWAN Silver award.

More work needed to help people access mental health support

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2022

A new study by researchers at the University of York suggests that a substantial number of people with common mental health problems in England may go untreated.

Digital divide poses exclusion risk for people with mental illness

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2022

A stark digital skills deficit among people with severe mental illness means they struggle to access key services which are increasingly online.

Voucher scheme effective at halting smoking in pregnancy

Posted on Monday 24 October 2022

A new study has shown that a high street voucher scheme is an effective way to help women stop smoking during pregnancy.

Universities work together to understand the causes and effects of health inequality

Posted on Friday 21 October 2022

The Universities of York and Bradford are to conduct in-depth research into the causes and consequences of health inequality as part of a major new health research project.

York cancer research to benefit from major NIHR grant

Posted on Friday 14 October 2022

Haematology research at York will receive a huge boost following a multimillion pound funding announcement from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

Institute of Mental Health Research launches at University of York

Posted on Monday 10 October 2022

The University of York has launched a new Institute of Mental Health Research aimed at reducing the number of people affected by mental ill-health and its impact on individuals, families and health services.

Bold new income strategy could help tackle mental health crisis among young people

Posted on Monday 10 October 2022

Researchers at the University of York played a key role in a major new study which suggests that Universal Basic Income could help to reverse the epidemic of mental health problems among young people in the UK.

New biobank to boost research into children and young people’s cancers

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2022

The Universities of York and Newcastle have joined forces with two leading cancer charities to create a new biobank which will provide vital resources for researchers working to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in children and young people.

Midwifery and General Nursing at York placed in UK top ten by Guardian University Guide 2023

Posted on Monday 26 September 2022

York's department of Health Sciences placed in UK top ten by Guardian University Guide 2023

National Student Survey 2022

Posted on Friday 8 July 2022

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest Mental Health Nursing students in the UK.

Award for Martin House research team

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2022

Researchers at the University’s Martin House Research Centre (MHRC) have won an award recognising their commitment to involving children and their families in the design and delivery of research projects.

Department of Health Sciences ranked 6th in the UK for research excellence

Posted on Friday 20 May 2022

York's Department of Health Sciences is the 6th strongest department in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021).