Friday, 27 January 2017

Scores of new nurses see their future in East Yorkshire

Over 150 nurisng students are due to be interviewed next month to help alleviate the shortage of nurses in Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust. Full report here.

Evaluation of Welcome to the World

Catriona Jones
Professor Ju,ie Jomeen

Catriona Jones, Professor Julie Jomeen, and Dr Fran Wadephul recently completed a 12 month evaluation of an antenatal programme, using a number of evidence based measures; the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) for emotional wellbeing, the Pictorial Representation of Attachment Measure (PRAMS) and the Maternal/Partner Infant Bonding Scale (MIBS) for attunement and bonding.  Qualitative and quantitative data were collected across 3 time points of the programme; the introduction week, the final week and the reunion session (approximately 3 – 4 months after completion of the programme). Findings included a significant reduction in MIBS scores (a more positive attitude towards the baby) and for women, a significant decrease in EPDS scores (an increase in psychological wellbeing).  A significant increase in the coping scale score was also observed. The work has been reported in The Telegraph and Argus (Bradford) and the study findings have also been discussed on BBC Radio Oxford, Radio Humberside and Viking FM, Look North (West Yorkshire), and with Calendar Yorkshire (to be broadcast week commencing 30 January 2017).

Conducting health checks using the serious mental illness Health Improvement Profile [HIP]

Jacquie White has written a chapter:

Dr Jacuei White
White, J. Conducting health checks using the serious mental illness Health Improvement Profile [HIP] Chapter 10 In Bradshaw, T. & Mairs, H. Eds (2017) Health Promotion and Wellbeing in People with Mental Health Problems Sage, London

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Barbara Elliott in Australia

Dr Narbara Elliott
Dr Barbara Elliott visited Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia where she is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer.  She met Professor Linda Shields and Associate Professor Rachel Rossiter from the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health to discuss future collaborative working and research opportunities.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Long Term Conditions 2017 conference: report

The amazing view across London
from the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster,
with Big Ben, the London Eye and The Shard in the distance 
Despite the early start to the day, we enjoyed a fabulously sunny London (albeit in passing) as we attended the Long Term Conditions 2017 conference at The QEII Centre in Westminster this week.

It's just as well that there were three of us attending, as there was much on offer and we each attended different workshop and seminar sessions to optimise the opportunity to gather information.
With content focused on Dementia, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Diseases, Cancer, and Diabetes & Obesity, speakers highlighted current practice and research in these diverse areas of care.

What did we learn?
  • that there are some really exciting examples of good practice in the organisation and delivery of care, for example the Better Together project, helping people with long term conditions get home and stay home following health challenges, utilising integrated approaches to care delivery
  • that the contribution of very diverse members of a multi-disciplinary team can achieve great things when permitted to think creatively and, for example supported by The British Heart Foundation using the House of Care Programme;
  • that one size does not fit all, and that integrated approaches need to be tailored to local need, and draw upon a more diverse array of agencies, for example The Fire Service;
  • the whereabouts  of some fantastic resources, for example where to find public health data and learning resources such as Public Health England's fingertips website, and the British Social Attitudes website. Please do check these resources out for future reference, if you are not already aware of them.
Gill Wilson, Jackie Hutchison & Lizzie Ette


Positive psychology approaches to dementia

Dr Chris Clarke
Chris Clarke presented on the theme of 'Positive psychology approaches to dementia' at the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology 2017 Conference in Liverpool held between 18-21 January in Liverpool

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Front page news (Amanda Lee & Victoria Hewson)

Victoria Hewson
Victoria Hewson and Amanda Lee made the front cover of the journal of:

Nursing and Residential Care with their paper on addressing the oral health needs of older people in care, Published January 2017
Amanda Lee

Nurse participation in legal executions: An ethics round-table discussion

Rev Dr Peter Draper
Roger Watson and Peter Draper have co-authored:

Professor Roger Watson

Shields L, Watson R, Darbyshire P, McKenna H, Wiliams G, Hungerford C, Stanley D, Ben-Sefer E, Beneidct S, Goodman B, Draper P, Anderson J (2017) Nurse participation in legal executions: An ethics round-table discussion Nursing Ethics doi: 10.1177/0969733016677870

Friday, 6 January 2017

Hospital staff experiences of their relationships with adults who self-harm: A meta-synthesis

Dr Lesley Glover
One of our clinical psychology trainees, Sophie O'Connor who finished last year has co-authored:

O'Connor S, Glover L (2016) Hospital staff experiences of their relationships with adults who self-harm: A meta-synthesis Psychology & Psychotherapy doi: 10.1111/papt.12113

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Deborah Robison interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside

Deborah Robinson
Deborah Robinson, Associate Dean External Affairs was interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside by Phil White on 30 December 2016 about widening participation and the University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice. You can listen to her interview here.
Phil White