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News Round Up

Published: 31 January 2013

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


On Monday the new Clinical Academic Facility, hosted by the Faculty at Southampton General Hospital, was officially opened by Chief Nursing Officer for England Jane Cummings.  Jane visited wards at Southampton General Hospital and talked to staff and patients.

The opening was covered in the Nursing Times.  Further information about the event can be read here and an album of images can be seen on the Faculty's Facebook page.


Congratulations to Elsa Montgomery, lecturer in midwifery, who passed her PhD viva last week and achieved the rare distinction of being told that she had no corrections to make.

Elsa's thesis explores the maternity care experiences of survivors of childhood sexual abuse - a topic inspired by a teaching session in the Faculty which revealed the prevalence of such abuse and suggested that midwifery care might not be addressing the needs of this group.


An interview with our Dean, Professor Jessica Corner, has been published in the February edition of Hampshire County Magazine.  In it Jessica talks about her career path, her current roles and making a difference.


Nursing student Caroline Edmunds has been shortlisted for a prestigious scholarship award run by national nursing charity the Cavell Nurses' Trust.  Caroline, currently in the second year of a four year dual field adult and mental health nursing degree, has been shortlisted for interview for the Trust's 2012/13 Scholarship Awards and is in line to win the Community Award which carries with it a travel scholarship worth £1500.

Caroline will be interviewed by a judging panel made up of prestigious and experienced nursing and midwifery individuals in London and, if successful, presented with her prize during an awards ceremony in London on March 21.


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