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Health Sciences news roundup on the 18th September 2014

Published: 18 September 2014

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


A study by University of Southampton and King’s College Hospital researchers, published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology, suggests a wild berry extract may strengthen the effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drugs.


Health Sciences’ Bashir Lwaleed, who carried out the study, is quoted in the media today including the Telegraph and BBC News.



Congratulations to Monica Unsworth, a SCPHN school nurse student from the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, who has been awarded winner of 'Outstanding Learner of the Year' in the Health Education Wessex Education Shine Awards 2014.



The Faculty’s new pre-registration midwifery MSc course is due to start in February 2015. A comprehensive programme of academic study and practical training will enable successful students to register as a midwife and achieve a masters qualification.



The Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences is calling for contributions for participation in a one-day conference on ‘Challenging questions and ethical obligations – the ethics of everyday practice’. The conference will be held in central London on 21st January 2015.

Service users, practitioners, students, policy makers and academics are invited to contribute in a variety of ways, from a variety of perspectives. The deadline for submission is midday on Friday 17th October.



Finally…in the latest two issues of the British Journal of Nursing, Professor Alan Glasper discusses the impact on nurses and the role of government in controlling the spread of the Ebola virus (issue no. 16), and also presents aspects from a new initiative by the Care Quality Commission to optimise the delivery of end-of-life care (issue no. 17).



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