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Department welcomes first intake on new Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship programme

Posted on Monday 18 March 2024

The Department has welcomed 22 learners on to their newly approved Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA) course.

Diagnosing endometriosis takes an average of almost 7 years, study shows

Posted on Friday 23 February 2024

Endometriosis takes an average of 6.6 years to be diagnosed worldwide, with delays of up to 27 years reported in the UK, researchers at the University of York have found.

Social media adverts impact vaping behaviours among young people, study shows

Posted on Friday 9 February 2024

Viewing e-cigarette adverts and content on social media - often endorsed by celebrities and social media influencers - is fueling the popularity of vaping among young users, according to a study from researchers at the University of York.

Psychological care delivered over the phone is an effective way to combat loneliness and depression, according to a major new study

Posted on Friday 2 February 2024

Depression and loneliness can be prevented using structured, telephone-based psychological care, delivered over eight weeks, according to new research.

Nurses need a 'voice' in decision-making to improve rentention, research shows

Posted on Thursday 1 February 2024

Nurses working in general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic felt largely ‘forgotten’ and undervalued, with many considering future career changes, according to the findings of a new study.

Health Sciences student wins PhD Spotlight competition

Posted on Friday 19 January 2024

Congratulations to first year PhD student Sarah Veale who won the University’s PhD Spotlight Competition at the 2024 YorkTalks.

Applications now open for PhD in Safe AI

Posted on Wednesday 13 December 2023

The University’s UKRI-funded AI centre for doctoral training in Lifelong Safety Assurance of AI-enabled Autonomous Systems (SAINTS CDT) has opened applications for its first cohort of PhD students.

Blood Cancer Open Day for Patients and Families

Posted on Tuesday 5 December 2023

On the Saturday 28 October 2023, the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) at the University of York had the pleasure of welcoming around 200 patients and their families and friends, as well as NHS staff, to an Open Day to share findings and hear about patient experiences.

Team win Inclusive Impact Award for Social Inclusion

Posted on Tuesday 28 November 2023

Congratulations to the FixOurFood team which includes staff from Health Sciences, the Hull York Medical School and School for Business and Society who won an award at the University of York’s Inclusive Impact Awards last week.

New Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) planned

Posted on Thursday 9 November 2023

The Department has recently won a bid from the RCN Foundation to produce a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC).

Long Covid in women may be linked to inflammation levels at peak of infection, new research suggests

Posted on Tuesday 7 November 2023

Women who have mild inflammation in the acute stages of Covid-19 infection may be more likely to experience a particular set of Long Covid symptoms, according to new research.

Workplace health and wellbeing project recognised for its significant cultural contribution

Posted on Friday 3 November 2023

EMPOWER, an international research project on which Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis is the UK lead, has been awarded the 2023 Malaspina Award for organisations by the Spanish Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

Students attend Future Mental Health Conference

Posted on Friday 3 November 2023

Eight mental health students are attending the 5th annual conference

Nurses need a ‘voice’ in decision-making to improve retention, research shows

Posted on Thursday 2 November 2023

Nurses working in general practice during the Covid-19 pandemic felt largely ‘forgotten’ and undervalued, with many considering future career changes, according to the findings of a new study.

New report lays bare the realities of the cost of living crisis for families on low income

Posted on Thursday 5 October 2023

A new report lays bare the realities of the cost of living crisis for families on low income and offers an insight into local councillors’ fears of a “sense of crisis” in the communities they serve.

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.