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Grace Speaks up for Food Security in UKRI final

Posted on Thursday 11 November 2021

Health Sciences post-doctoral researcher Grace Gardner was a finalist in the prestigious ‘Speak up for Food Security’ research storytelling competition in October.

£1.4m study to improve children’s language and communication skills

Posted on Wednesday 10 November 2021

A pioneering study led by University of Bedfordshire to support children with language and communication needs – in collaboration with the Universities of Essex, York and the Open University – has just received £1.4m funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a new strand of the ‘E-PLAYS’ project.

Department nominated for national award

Posted on Monday 1 November 2021

Department shortlisted for Best Student Experience at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2021.

Nature-based activities can improve mood and reduce anxiety, new study shows

Posted on Tuesday 26 October 2021

New study shows outdoor activities in groups are the most beneficial for mental health

Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis wins award for study of diabetes psychology

Posted on Friday 22 October 2021

The PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) presented Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis with the PSAD Mid/Senior Career Researcher Science Award 2021 in the domain of diabetes psychology.

New studentship at York to support FDA regulatory science

Posted on Tuesday 12 October 2021

The University of York is part of a consortium that has won a $2 million research contract from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve Covid-19 models.

James Lind Alliance

Posted on Wednesday 29 September 2021

James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership identifies research priorities for symptoms not yet medically understood.

Top 10 in the Times 2022

Posted on Monday 20 September 2021

Department of Health Sciences maintains its place in the UK top 10.

Guardian University Guide 2022

Posted on Monday 13 September 2021

Department of Health Sciences maintains its place in the UK top 10

Male frontline NHS workers to be offered support from mental health programme designed by York researchers

Posted on Monday 6 September 2021

Male NHS frontline workers - particularly those who have experienced emotional and mental health problems due to Covid - will be offered support in a new project being developed by the University of York.

New research will assess the impact of Universal Basic Income on young people’s health

Posted on Monday 9 August 2021

With current 14 to 24 year old's possibly the most vulnerable to mental health issues since WWII, York researchers will explore new ways to support their wellbeing.

Have cats become more affectionate in lockdown? New research shows the impact of the pandemic on pets

Posted on Tuesday 29 June 2021

Researchers looking at the impact of the pandemic on pets have discovered a higher proportion of cat owners reporting their companion was more affectionate during lockdown.

£1.7m grant funds world-first e-cigarette trial to help homeless quit smoking 

Posted on Monday 14 June 2021

Academics from the University of York are part of a major £1.7m research collaboration looking into whether e-cigarettes can help people experiencing homelessness quit smoking.

Department of Health Sciences maintains its place in the UK top 10

Posted on Wednesday 9 June 2021

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for studying nursing and midwifery. The Department's courses are ranked 7th in the subject of Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2022.

New paper sets out mental health research goals for the next decade

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021

Researchers from the Universities of York, Oxford, Cambridge and King's College London have co-authored a report commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer for England, outlining the future direction for mental health research.

Researchers call for improvements to Universal Credit to better support mental health

Posted on Thursday 13 May 2021

Antidepressant use has gone up in places where more people have moved on to Universal Credit, a new study has shown.

Pandemic deepens health inequalities for mental health patients

Posted on Tuesday 4 May 2021

A study at the University of York suggests that health inequalities have been made worse during the pandemic for people who use mental health services.

Families have high awareness of healthy eating but low income means many struggle to access good food

Posted on Tuesday 2 March 2021

Low-income families have a high awareness of healthy diets but can’t afford good quality and nutritious food, new research shows.

Department appoints two new ground-breaking Nursing Clinical Academic Teaching Fellows

Posted on Saturday 30 January 2021

Alumni join the Department as Clinical Academic Teaching Fellow (Nursing) a innovative joint appointment between the Department of Health Sciences and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Social media study reveals diabetics’ fear of disrupted insulin supplies because of Brexit

Posted on Thursday 28 January 2021

Diabetics living in the UK worry about disruption to insulin supplies as a result of Brexit, new research shows.

NHS advised to recommend ultra-grip shoes to reduce staff injuries

Posted on Friday 22 January 2021

Researchers at the University of York have shown that wearing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) rated ultra-grip shoes could reduce injury to NHS staff if they were to be made a recommended part of the uniform.

Local NHS and University partnership continues to improve the student experience

Posted on Monday 30 November 2020

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the success of being ranked as one of the most highly regarded places in the UK to study to become a Registered Nurse

New research on electronic cigarettes to help smokers with mental health problems quit and reduce harm

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2020

Academics from the University of York and University College London are to lead a major new trial, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, to establish whether integrating the offer of a vaping starter kit to mental health patients who smoke helps increase the number who quit successfully. The cost-effectiveness of this approach will also be analysed.

Mental health partnership helps University to continue to improve the student experience

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2020

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have been instrumental in assisting the University to become one of the most highly regarded places in the UK to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Pandemic report reveals massive hit to the North of England’s health and economy

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the North of England – leading to more deaths and greater social and economic hardship than any other region in England, according to a new report.

DIAMONDS project runner-up in service users and carers award

Posted on Monday 26 October 2020

A mental health research project at the University of York is runner-up in a national competition to highlight the best examples of service user and carer involvement in mental health research studies.

York to lead a national study on the impact of Covid-19 on mental ill-health under £2M funding announcement

Posted on Saturday 10 October 2020

The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on people with severe mental health illnesses is now being studied by researchers at the University of York in partnership with mental health provider, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV).

University of York academic to head up Greater Manchester inequalities task force

Posted on Friday 9 October 2020

A University of York expert in social inequalities is to lead a new independent commission to explore the root causes and drivers of inequality and offer solutions to tackle these issues across Greater Manchester.

Cardiac rehabilitation programme wins BMJ award

Posted on Thursday 8 October 2020

A home-based rehabilitation programme currently rolling out across the NHS for patients with heart failure to achieve a better quality of life has won a prestigious BMJ award.

We’re 4th in the UK

Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2020

Nursing at York is in the top five in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Increase in alcohol-industry funded research is a cause for concern, study suggests

Posted on Friday 18 September 2020

The alcohol industry is increasingly funding academic research into the impacts of alcohol consumption – with some studies making claims about the health benefits of alcohol, new research suggests.

Guardian University Guide 2021

Posted on Monday 7 September 2020

The Department of Health Sciences is in the UK top 10.

Obituary: Professor Hugh MacPherson

Posted on Monday 24 August 2020

The Department is sad to report the death of Professor Hugh MacPherson.

Global deaths due to smokeless tobacco are up by a third, according to new study

Posted on Wednesday 19 August 2020

The number of deaths globally due to smokeless tobacco has gone up by a third in 7 years to an estimated 350,000 people, a new study suggests.

Plaster casts can avoid the need for surgery for common wrist fractures, study concludes

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2020

Plaster casts are just as effective as surgery at healing scaphoid waist fractures in the wrist, according to a study involving researchers at the University of York.

National Student Survey 2020

Posted on Friday 17 July 2020

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

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.