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News 2015

Congratulations to Professor Karl Atkin

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2015

Congratulations to Professor Karl Atkin who has been given an Award of Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FAcSS).

24,000 female patients missing out on vital cardiac rehabilitation services

Posted on Tuesday 15 December 2015

New research conducted by the Department of Health Sciences and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) indicates that more than 24,000 female heart patients are missing out on crucial rehabilitation, putting them at risk of further heart attacks.

Cannabis matters?

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

Research suggests there is a gap between the demand and supply of evidence-based treatment for cannabis-related problems.

Innovative diabetes course gets underway

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

Exciting course teaches students about advances in glucose monitoring and improving diabetes care through technology

Poorer areas need better access to mental healthcare

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

People who live in poorer areas in England are more likely to need mental healthcare but are less likely to access support and to recover from their symptoms following treatment, according to researchers in the Department of Health Sciences.

Lecturer awarded Queen's Nursing award

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2015

A Department of Health Sciences' lecturer has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute

Let's talk about sex

Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2015

Research shows reluctance to talk about sexual dysfunction with people who have mental health and substance use problems.

New study supports localised services for cardiac rehab

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

New research in the Department of Health Sciences has found that smaller, more localised cardiac rehabilitation (CR) centres are equally as effective as their larger counterparts.

Computer assisted CBT provides little or no benefits for depression

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

Researchers in the Department of Health Sciences have revealed that computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) is likely to be ineffective in the treatment of depression.

York report recommends enhanced care for under 25s with life-limiting conditions

Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2015

The number of babies, children and young people in Scotland with life-limiting conditions is rising and an increase in palliative care services is required to meet their needs, according to a new study by University of York researchers.

Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain

Posted on Tuesday 3 November 2015

A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain.

Student midwives attend opening of refurbished maternity unit at Harrogate District Hospital

Posted on Friday 30 October 2015

First year student midwives were among guests who attended the opening of the refurbished maternity unit at Harrogate District Hosptial

Annual diabetes conference to take place in York

Posted on Friday 23 October 2015

An annual diabetes conference, organised by Diabetes UK and a team led by Anne Philips from the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences, will take place in York on 25 November.

New research into TB and tobacco

Posted on Monday 19 October 2015

Innovative research will assess how the stress placed on healthcare systems around the world, by tobacco and TB, can be reduced. In a new, four-year project funded by the European Commission, researchers from the Department of Health Sciences will look at ways in which interventions to stop smoking can be integrated into TB control programmes.

Medical trial multimedia

Posted on Friday 16 October 2015

Scientists at the Department of Health Sciences and the Hull York Medical School will investigate how multimedia presentations affect recruitment and understanding for children and adolescents taking part in medical trials.

Professor receives the Alexander Morison medal

Posted on Tuesday 13 October 2015

Research Champion receives the Alexander Morison medal from Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Can quitting smoking for 'Stoptober' really help you kick the habit?

Posted on Friday 2 October 2015

Does making short-term lifestyle changes carry any real health benefits?

Best Practice in Acute Mental Healthcare

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

The second meeting of the Best Practice in Acute Mental Health network took place at the University of York.

Lancet study reveals England’s improving health performance compared to other wealthy countries but exposes persistent inequalities within regions

Posted on Wednesday 16 September 2015

Health gap between most and least deprived areas of England has hardly changed over past 23 years

Something to chew on – millions of lives blighted by smokeless tobacco

Posted on Thursday 27 August 2015

More than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco, researchers at the University of York have concluded. Millions more have their lives shortened by ill health due to the effects of chewing tobacco-based products, the study reveals.

Senior Lecturer in Diabetes appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Posted on Tuesday 18 August 2015

Anne Phillips, senior lecturer in diabetes, commented on the news articles surrounding the increase in diabetes cases over the last decade

Students take part in simulation exercise

Posted on Monday 10 August 2015

Students were faced with blood, bones and bodies at the University of York but thankfully only as part of a major trauma simulation.

PCMIS finalist of EHI awards 2015

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2015

PCMIS has made it to the finals of the EHI awards 2015 - rewarding excellence in healthcare IT - the UK's only dedicated healthcare IT award scheme.

York joins forces with North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Monday 3 August 2015

Academics from the Department of Health Sciences are part of a £1 million project to collaborate with North Yorkshire Police on new approaches to dealing with mental health problems.

Detox or lose your benefits

Posted on Monday 3 August 2015

Detox or lose your benefits: new welfare proposals are based on bad evidence and worse ethics.

VC visits Health Sciences

Posted on Friday 24 July 2015

Nursing and midwifery students spent time chatting about their courses to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, Professor Koen Lamberts, during his annual visit to the Department of Health Sciences.

Self-harm and suicidal distress

Posted on Wednesday 22 July 2015

A new module exploring the myths and management of self-harm and suicidal distress has been developed as part of Health Sciences' Specialist Skills Post Registration Development programme.

Cannabis psychosis, gender matters

Posted on Wednesday 22 July 2015

New research by health scientists at the University of York has revealed that a greater proportion of men than women suffer from cannabis psychoses.

PhD student wins Young Investigators' award

Posted on Tuesday 21 July 2015

Health Sciences' PhD student Jess Morgan has won a prestigious Young Investigators' award from the Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).

Health Sciences' students graduate

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

This week a number of our Health Sciences' students graduated.

No smoke without fire

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

Could tobacco smoking increase the risk of schizophrenia? Mental Health lecturer Ian Hamilton talks about the link between smoking and mental health in The Conversation.

The death of death rates?

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015

Comparing mortality rates may not be the best way of assessing the quality and safety of our hospitals, leading researchers from the Department of Health Sciences argue.

New Return to Practice cohort

Posted on Monday 13 July 2015

A new Return to Practice cohort enjoyed an induction day at the Department of Health Sciences today.

Vacancies for nursing starting 2015

Posted on Friday 10 July 2015

A few places remain for our adult and learning disability nursing programmes starting Autumn 2015

New approach 'has positive impact' on mental health care

Posted on Monday 29 June 2015

A novel way of delivering mental health care imported from the USA has reduced the need for hospital admissions for people with psychosis, according to Department of Health Sciences' researchers.

York Trials Unit joins Royal College of Surgeons' Surgical Trials Initiative

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

York Trials Unit (YTU), at the Department of Health Sciences, has joined the Royal College of Surgeons' (RCS) Surgical Trials Initiative.

Professor Kate Pickett comments on One Nation Speech

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

Professor Kate Pickett, of the Department of Health Sciences, discusses Prime Minister David Cameron’s One Nation speech, given recently at a school in Runcorn, in a recent piece for The Conversation website.

Cochrane reviews into interventions for drug-using offenders

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

Two reviews by Health Sciences’ Senior Research Fellow Amanda Perry into interventions for drug-using offenders have been published in a feature on Cochrane’s main website.

The Lancet: Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2015

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission, published in The Lancet.

Height-adjustable desk research

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015

Research led by Dr Garry Tew, a Research Fellow in the York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences, has shown there is still no hard evidence that height-adjustable desks, which are growing in popularity in office settings, improve the health of office workers.

Three Minute Thesis winners

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Health Science PhD students Jess Morgan and Jenny Fell took second and third prize respectively at the University of York's recent Three Minute Thesis competition.

Health Sciences' staff scoop two teaching awards

Posted on Monday 15 June 2015

Congratulations to Kate Rudd and Professor Martin Bland who both received awards at the annual University of York students' union (YUSU) Excellence in Teaching and Supervision awards.

Department wins silver green impact award

Posted on Friday 12 June 2015

Green award for Health Sciences

Kate and Karen named University Research Champions

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

Two Department of Health Sciences' researchers have been named University of York Research Champions

Department celebrates the work of mentors

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

The Department of Health Sciences celebrated the outstanding contribution of mentors to student nursing and midwifery education with the presentation of its annual mentor awards

Key healthcare figures speak at Professional Education Conference

Posted on Wednesday 3 June 2015

Two high-profile speakers addressed some 100 staff, students and healthcare professionals at an annual Professional Education Conference, hosted by the Department of Health Sciences, on Monday.

Senior Lecturer Dr Peter Knapp to work with Yorkshire Cancer Research

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Yorkshire Cancer Research is launching an investigation into why patients with suspected cancer do not turn up for urgent appointments as part of the charity’s new strategy to end cancer inequalities in the county.

Cathryn visits Cambodia

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Senior Lecturer Cathryn Britton was invited to visit the Cambodian Midwives Council to work for four weeks on a project organised by the Royal College of Midwives to help strengthen Midwifery in Cambodia.

International research award

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2015

Two academics have been named co-recipients of the prestigious William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research 2015.

Kate's Bangladesh lecture

Posted on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Health Science's Senior Lecturer Dr Kate Flemming was invited to Bangladesh to teach at the James P Grant School of Public Health, Brac University.

Kate named among female Global Health leaders

Posted on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Professor Kate Pickett from the Department of Health Sciences has been nominated as one of 300 women leaders in Global Health.

VC teaching award for Peter

Posted on Tuesday 5 May 2015

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Dr Peter Knapp who has been awarded a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award by the University of York.

Adolescent transition highlighted in joint collaboration at conference

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2015

Carole Gelder has joined forces with Dr Fiona Campbell to present a poster at this year’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) conference in Birmingham this week.

The annual Health Sciences’ John Snow lecture was given by Professor Simon Capewell last night

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2015

His talk entitled: “Public Health Prevention Plans: Pills, Policies, Politics or Partnerships?” looked at the burden of death and disability from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Places still available for our learning disability nursing course starting Autumn 2015

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Interested in learning disability nursing? You can still apply for places

Former nurses successfully complete a return to workplace programme

Posted on Thursday 16 April 2015

Ten students successfully completed the Department of Health Sciences Return to Practice programme.

Lecturer contributes to national report on mental health and substance misuse

Posted on Wednesday 15 April 2015

A new report on mental health and substance misuse released this week contains contributions by the department’s Dual Diagnosis specialist, Ian Hamilton.

New study days for practice and community nurses

Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2015

A range of new one-day study days for practice and community nurses are now available

Student Nursing Times finalist 2015

Posted on Wednesday 1 April 2015

The nursing and midwifery post registration programmes offered by the Department of Health Sciences have been shortlisted for an award by the Student Nursing Times magazine.

Former nurses encouraged to return to workplace

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Former nurses who have left the profession are being encouraged, as part of a national initiative, to return to the workplace to meet current workforce demands.

Diabetes education essential

Posted on Monday 23 March 2015

Department of Health Sciences’ lecturer Carole Gelder has been involved in a year-long investigation into the state of diabetes education, learning and support in the UK.

Turning the tide of limb loss in diabetes

Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015

Local health professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes attended an event run by the Department of Health Sciences to turn the tide of limb loss in diabetes and improve care to reduce amputation rates across Yorkshire.

Student careers fair

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Nursing and midwifery students met potential employers at an inaugural careers fair held at the Department of Health Sciences.

New Postgraduate Diploma students welcomed

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Students on the new Postgraduate Diploma with Registration in Nursing programme have been welcomed to the Department of Health Sciences.

Should fractures of the top part of the upper arm bone be treated surgically? Results of the ProFHER Trial

Posted on Tuesday 10 March 2015

York Trials Unit has collaborated on a research project which has been published today in the prestigious international Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Unwarranted variations in health care performance across Europe: Lessons from the ECHO Project

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

Researchers from the University of York (Karen Bloor, Nils Gutacker, Richard Cookson and Alan Maynard) have been involved in an EU funded project, the 'European Collaboration for Healthcare Optimisation' (ECHO).

£170 for Bliss

Posted on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Student midwives at the Department of Health Sciences raised an amazing £170 from the sale of cakes to staff and other students.

Health Sciences student returns from Ebola frontline

Posted on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Health Sciences student Bill Clucas is back at his studies after five weeks working as a volunteer at the frontline of the Ebola crisis in one of the hardest hit areas of Sierra Leone.

Why cannabis studies are needed

Posted on Friday 20 February 2015

Department of Health Sciences Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Ian Hamilton, has written an article in The Independent newspaper on the debate around cannabis and psychosis.

SCIMITAR+: New research to help people who use mental health services to quit smoking

Posted on Monday 16 February 2015

Funding has been secured in Health Sciences for a new study to examine the success of a bespoke smoking cessation project aimed at those who have severe mental ill health (SMI).

Blood cancer DNA project

Posted on Wednesday 11 February 2015

UK researchers have launched an ambitious project to analyse samples from over 20,000 blood cancer patients to identify how differences in their cancer cell's DNA can influence the success of treatment.

Pre-Registration Nursing Conference

Posted on Friday 6 February 2015

Nursing students in their final year of study were invited to an inaugural Pre-Registration Nursing Conference hosted by the Department of Health Sciences.

Judging the risk of medicine

Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015

Research by senior lecturer Dr Peter Knapp has shown that patients could be making decisions on taking medicines that are not based on accurate estimates of risk.

Dissertation award for Health Sciences research fellow

Posted on Monday 2 February 2015

Jan Böhnke, a research fellow in the Mental Health and Addictions Research Group, and member of HYMS, has received a prestigious award from the University of Trier, Germany, for his PhD dissertation.

Successful prize winners at Health Sciences Graduation Ceremony

Posted on Monday 26 January 2015

Following the graduation ceremony on Saturday, graduates and their families joined staff from the department for a reception and presentation of prizes.

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