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The Daily Echo and Times Higher Education, among others, were the first to cover the news that Professor Jessica Corner has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The Daily Echo and Bio News Texas have covered the research on lung disease being led by Dr Tom Wilkinson and run by the new National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Wessex group which held its launch event last week.

Solent Radio’s Katie Martin interviewed research fellow Carolyn Fitton about her team’s study looking at Ballroom dancing for people with Parkinson's disease.  The presenter also attended a study dance lesson and interviewed participants. The piece aired on 17th March. A video about the study can be seen here.

Research led by Associate Professor Dr Anne Kennedy showing that cartoons could be a beneficial way of educating and empowering patients, was  widely covered by the media including BBC South Today, BBC Radio Solent and the DailyMail.co.uk.

Diane Gow contributed an article to The Conversation in which she deliberates the implications of Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that the government will consider extending the legal duty of health professionals to be open and honest with patients or their families when mistakes cause harm.

The RN4Cast observational study on staffing, education and hospital mortality levels, published in the Lancet earlier this year, has achieved huge coverage worldwide and is currently showing as one of the most ‘talked about’ papers that has have ever been tracked by the journal.  Professor Peter Griffiths was lead-investigator of the study.

Professor Dan Bader is part of a multidisciplinary team that’s developed a new type of pressure sensor for amputees which could prevent dangerous sores. There was some fantastic widespread coverage in the media– check out this piece on the BBC.

Professor Jessica Corner features in EONS (European Oncology Nursing Society) magazine where she reflects on her twenty years of cancer nursing research.

Undergraduate Adult Nursing student Katy Elliott appeared on the Guardian Careers’ website. Katy was featured as part of a snapshot of different nurse's jobs which were published on Nurses' Day.

Nursing student Alex Collyer was interviewed by the Nursing Times at the Cavell Awards ceremony earlier this year. His interview is now available to view on YouTube.

Claire Foster can be spotted in a conference video short of ‘The Changing Prospects for Cancer: New models of aftercare for those living with and beyond cancer’.  Claire was invited onto the ‘panel of experts’ in a discussion about changing cancer follow-up. 

Third year nursing student Bethany Walker featured in the Nursing Standard at the Edith Cavell launch appeal which took place in May.  As part of the appeal Bethany will be climbing Mount Edith Cavell in Canada next year to help raise £3million for the Cavell Nurses' Trust.

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