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News roundup on 1st May 2014

Published: 1 May 2014

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

Congratulations to the team from the UHS led by Senior Research Fellow Jacqui Prieto who has been awarded £5K from the Foundation of Nursing Studies Practice Based Development and Research Programme to support a two-year project to improve the patient experience of toileting and bladder management following elective hip and knee replacement surgery.


The University's Occupational Therapy Programme has put together a stunning art exhibition on occupational therapy, identity and transformation entitled "Turning the Page". First year OT students, under the guidance of Teresa Job, have developed some truly inspirational, thought provoking and beautiful books. Their work is on display on level 4 of the Hartley Library until 2nd May.  


This Saturday, colleagues from University of Southampton Voices, Mary-Jane Baker, Jackie Bridges, Catherine Pope, Bronagh Walsh and Chrys Baczynski, are taking part in The Year of Jubilee concert marking the 140th anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, formed to raise funds for the first educational establishment for emancipated slaves in the USA. 

After a successful US tour, the choir came to Britain and performed in front of Queen Victoria, as well as at Hartley Hall!  For more information and tickets see here.


Health Sciences is hosting a free seminar with Wendy Nicholson, Professional Officer for Community Nursing from the Department of Health, and Crystal Oldman, CEO of the Queens Nursing Institute. The seminar entitled ‘Community Nursing at the Heart of Integrated Care - Delivering the Vision!' will take place on the 25th of June from 5.30pm to 9.00 pm.


Professor Alan Glasper has published an article on ‘World Health Day: the growing threat of vector-borne disease' in issue 23 of the British Journal of Nursing. Within it Alan discusses the role of the World Health Organisation in preventing global ill health and World Health Day.

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