Thursday, 30 June 2016

Practice Improvement Award event pictures

The Faculty of Health and Social Care has run Practice Improvement Accreditation with two successful ‘pilots’ - the University’s Occupational Health Department and Dove House Hospice, Hull. The accreditation scheme assesses a health care providers’ performance with quality enhancement to those using their services, and a portfolio of achievement is presented as evidence for scrutiny and decision for an award to be made.

Some more pictures of the Practice Improvement Award event with Dove House Hospice and University of Hull Occupational Health staff 30 June 2016

Masters degree for Kate Heaney

Kate Heaney, Student Hub, has been awarded her Master of Education – with Merit.

Kate drew on her work in the Faculty to conduct research on the student experience for her dissertation.

Kate will have the Med conferred at the ceremony prior to the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s on Thursday 14 July 2016.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

What impact do anxiety, depression, perceived control and technology capability have on whether patients with chronic heart failure take-up or continue to use home tele-monitoring services? Study design of ADaPT-HF

Amanda Crundall Goode has co-authored:

Crundall-Goode A, Goode KM, Clark AL (2016) What impact do anxiety, depression, perceived control and technology capability have on whether patients with chronic heart failure take-up or continue to use home tele-monitoring services? Study design of ADaPT-HF European Journal of Cardiovsacular Nursing (forthcoming publication) 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

'Chronic Illness' (by Liz Price and Liz Walker) shortlisted for prestigious book prize

Liz Price
We are delighted to announce that Dr Liz Price and Professor Liz Walker’s book Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the Contemporary Disease Experience (Routledge, 2015) has been shortlisted for the FSHI BSA 2016 Book Prize. The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize is awarded annually each September to the author(s) of the book making the most significant contribution to medical sociology/sociology of health and illness. I am really pleased that our colleagues have been shortlisted from a, without doubt, long list of nominated books. The winner will be announced in September 2016.
Liz Walker

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Nursing and healthcare research at a glance

This new textbook edited by Alan Glasper and Colin Rees Nursing and healthcare research at a glance and published by Wiley is due out in 2017 and has contributions from Faculty members Fiona Cowdell, Judith Dyson, Jennifer Loke, Salma Rehman and Roger Watson

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Publications by Andrea Hilton

Dr Andrea Hilton has co-authored:
Andrea Hilton

Angela Gardiner and Andrea Hilton (2016) Managing constipation in adults with co-morbidities Independent Nurse (June)

Andrea is also  joint author for a book chapter  in Carolyn Chew- Graham, Mo Ray (editors) (2016) Health and Older People  a Guide for Primary Care Practitioners  Springer  Fox C, Hilton A, Laidlaw K et al Chapter23 -  Role of Specialist Care in Dementia  

Assessment of psychosocial health in the perinatal period

Dean Professor Julie Jomeen gave an invited speech on: 'Assessment of psychosocial health in the perinatal period' at the 2016 RCOG World Congress in Birmingham on 21 June 2016

Congratulations to Janice Nolan

Janice Nolan
Dean Professor Julie Jomeen said:

I am sure you will join me in congratulating Janice Nolan who through work with FORCE (Federation of Regional Colleges for Engagement)  has been successful in being awarded £41k for the development of an online tool 

It is aimed at 16+ students mainly, it is a tool that will help them to choose and move forward with a health care career, for example if they do not get the predicted grades then the tool will show them how to progress and not give up on their dream. They can dip in and out of the tool as it suits them

This is a great success for Janice and allows her to good in the excellent work she is doing with schools and colleges.

2016 NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) Grant Writing Retreat, 13-17 June, Bath

Jane Wray and Haley Jackson (Research Nurse, Humber NHS Foundation Trust) attended the 2016 NIHR RDS Grant Writing Retreat in Bath last week. Selected via a competition, the retreat brought teams from around the country for a week of intensive grant writing. The retreat presented an excellent opportunity for the team to make significant progress in developing our NIHR research proposal. We were placed in clusters of 4 teams and apart from a small number of plenary sessions from the NIHR and the Department of Health, we worked mainly in our teams with support from RDS experts including; Statisticians, Health Economists, PPI Advisors, Methodologists and a Health Psychologist.

Jane and Haley were representing a team that includes Eric Gardener [Statistician] from the Faculty and Dr Samantha Haigh [Clinical Psychologist], Vicky Richards, [Assistant Psychologist], Dr Laura Stone [Clinical Psychologist] Tracy Flanagan [Care Group Director], and Dr Anne Parry, [Clinical Psychologist] from Humber NHS Foundation Trust. The team have been undertaking a pilot study to assess the impact of involving carers of people with mental health difficulties in risk assessment and have recently received funding from Hull CCG to support continuation of their work.

Here Jane being interviewed by John Etheridge National Business Manager [NIHR Research Design Service (RDS)] after two days at the Retreat

You can find out more about what happened via twitter #RDSretreat or the RDS website.

For more information about the CIVRA [Carer Involvement in Risk Assessment] project, please contact Jane Wray or Haley Jackson, Research Nurse at Humber Foundation Trust.

Jane Wray and Haley Jackson on Day 1 of the Retreat

Editorial appointment for Dr Andrea Hilton

Dr Andrea Hilton
Andrea Hilton has been appointed to the editorial board of the Wiley international journal Health Expectations

Monday, 20 June 2016

PhD student Abdullah A Almilaibary wins poster prize

Abdullah with his poster
Our PhD student, from Saudi Arabia, Abdullah A Almilaibary won the best poster prize for his poster: Factors Associated With Voluntary HIV Testing Uptake among Young People in Saudi Arabia at the '2016 International Symposium: HIV and Emerging Infectoius Diseases' in Marseilles, France

Addullah is supervised by Professor Mark Hayter and Dr Jeremy Jolley.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Julie MacDonald conference presentations

Julie MacDonald
Julie MacDonald has been asked to deliver two workshops one for staff and one for patients at the  Fourth National Cancer and Palliative Care conference Contemporary Care : New Challenges New Solutions 23-24 June 2016 Village Hotel, Hull on pets and well­-being in health. (She has invited Paul Bush and his guide dog “Vargo” and he has kindly agree to come along to participate in the workshop for patients to explain to patients’ the benefits he gains from his guide dog.  Paul  chairs  the Faculty of Health and Social Care patient user group forum. Jule have also been asked to present the poster Companion animals and well-being in palliative care (Macdonald &Barrett 2015) which was presented at the Asia Pacific Conference Transforming Palliative Care April 30th May 03 2015 Taipei, Taiwan.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Gendered experiences of research activity in Higher Education

Dr Judith Dyson and Dr Fiona Cowdell participated in this symposium at the University of Chester. Fiona says: 'this was an inspiring event where we showcased the University of Hull Programme for Women Achieving Excellence in Research.'