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Health Sciences news round up

Published: 8 November 2012

A summary of the latest news and intelligence from around the Faculty:


Dean of Health Sciences, Jessica Corner, was quoted in Monday's Times Higher commenting on the final report of The Willis Commission. The report revealed that the move to degree-level nursing registration had no detrimental effect on the quality of care provided by the nursing profession. Jessica commented that "To meet the changing needs of healthcare we need well-trained, high-calibre nurses who are supported and well prepared..."

The full report can be viewed here:


Professor Alan Glasper is interviewed for '60 seconds with' in this week's Nursing Times on his 43 years in the profession. Read the full article in this week's printed issue or register with Nursing and read it here.


Congratulations to Health Sciences' programme leads who have successfully been awarded Commonwealth 2013/2014 shared scholarship awards for three programmes:  the Centre for Innovation & Leadership in Health Sciences' MSc Clinical Leadership; and Health Sciences' MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, and MSc Public Health.


Student nurses had the opportunity to hear about first-hand service user experiences at an incredibly successful event this week. The mental health focussed ‘Inspiring a Generation through Lived Experiences Conference' was organised by the Lived Experience Reference Group (LERG) and gave students the chance to meet with service users and take part in a series of workshops.

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