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- BBC South Today interviewed Ann-Marie Hughes about her work in stroke rehabilitation research using stimulation to help the affected muscles move and work again.


- Our research into cancer patient care experience in hospitals has been published in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. The report, authored by Professor Peter Griffiths, shows that patients of better staffed hospitals are more likely to report being given more emotional support by nurses who work well together on wards.


- Health Sciences has three stories published in the latest issue of New Boundaries: an article on the programme of research being undertaken by researchers from the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG) to understand the needs of cancer survivors (pages 8-9), an interview with Dr Lesley Collier on her research into multi-sensory environments (pages 20-21) and Peter Griffiths' nurse satisfaction survey on page 29 in the ‘In brief ‘ section.


- The Daily Echo has today featured the fundraising efforts of our nursing students and staff for the charity, AMECA. The group is raising over £55,000 for their upcoming trip to Ghana later this summer.


- Professor Jessica Corner is quoted in the Nursing Times reflecting on what makes Southampton a top 10 university for nursing.


- A project, supervised by Dr Cheryl Metcalf, which pioneered the use of Xbox computer technology to develop the world's first process that measures hand joint movement to help stroke patients recover manual agility at home, was featured on the 4Tech show on BBC Arabic News. The piece includes an interview with Dr Sara Demain and had a potential audience of 25million people. The piece starts and six minutes and 45 seconds into the programme.


- Professor Peter Griffiths comments in the Health Service Journal in an article analysing the rising cost of temporary nursing. Peter suggests that "Keeping some slack in the system to meet peaks in demand is sometimes the more cost-effective strategy."


- An RN4cast study led by Professor Peter Griffiths linking higher death rates with increased number of healthcare assistants employed in NHS hospitals has been covered in the Nursing Times. The research was presented recently at the Royal College of Nursing's International Nursing Research Conference in Belfast.


- Julie Wintrup and colleagues took part in a symposium to discuss ‘Student engagement: pedagogy or politics. This event brought together over 50 delegates connected through the HEA, RAISE network and NUS. Our UG student nurse Caroline Avis made a great contribution as did PhD students from other faculties. New perspectives on working in partnership emerged which will form the basis of a collaborative paper. A Twitter chat from the event has been storified here.


- Professor Ann Ashburn's multi-million pound collaborative project, that aims to develop a 24/7 digital home health assistant, has been featured in The Daily Echo. Read more about the project here.


- Professor Peter Griffiths has written an article published on The Conversation. "Finding the golden ratio for hospital nurses" references research from our own University and discusses evidence from around the world.


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