Topics: Health Organisations
Simulated learning using virtual reality recognised as example of best practice in nursing education
Northumbria University’s innovative use of virtual reality and simulation technologies in nursing education has been highlighted as an example of best practice in the UK.
Connecting services and communities to support people experiencing homelessness
Researchers working to transform the infrastructure of support available for people experiencing homelessness have been awarded £1.4m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Major £2m expansion of nursing test centre will bring thousands more nurses to the frontline faster
A national nurse testing centre at Northumbria University has doubled in size to help to speed up the process of bringing more nurses to the NHS frontline. A major £2 million project to expand the centre has increased capacity to run 22,000 exams per year and has also led to the creation of more than 50 additional jobs.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at Northumbria University.
Northumbria Professor leads research aimed at providing better support for people facing homelessness
Researchers at Northumbria University have been awarded almost £250,000 to work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
University announces ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity
Northumbria University is taking forward ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity after being awarded £5.8 million by the Office for Students.
Technician wins support from iconic fashion brand to help children in hospital
Denise Crawford, a sewing machinist by trade who works at Northumbria University’s School of Design, was inspired to start modifying t-shirts for children in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) when her grandson, Finnley, was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at the hospital in 2020.
Major new mental health study inspired by lived experience
Experts at Northumbria University are supporting a £1 million research study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those being discharged from mental health hospitals.
University funds new personalised uniforms to help student nurses on placement
North East patients receiving care from Northumbria University’s student nurses can now easily see the name of their carer, after the University paid to have names embroidered onto student uniforms. Northumbria is believed to be the first university in the country to pay for the names of all first-year nursing and healthcare students to be embroidered onto their uniforms.
Northumbria leads £220,000 study into social care provision
A new study led by researchers at Northumbria University will document and analyse the experiences of young disabled adults who employ Personal Assistants to help with their care and support needs.
Senior lecturer is ‘on board’ with appointment to independent think tank
A globally influential charity which works to promote the benefits of workforce professional development has welcomed a Northumbria University academic to its national board.
Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support
A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.
Study to examine the role of specialist nurses for people with Parkinson’s
Northumbria University researchers would like to hear from people with Parkinson’s and their families and carers, about their experiences of their Parkinson’s Nurse as part of a £100,000 study into the support for people with the condition. They are also looking to hear from specialist nurses to understand their knowledge on appropriate care and support for people with Parkinson’s.
A new route into nursing
The first Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices in England have begun their studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Funding to help hospital staff manage night shift fatigue
Hospital staff are set to benefit from a new study that aims to help them manage the tiredness and fatigue they experience when working night shifts.
Northumbria projects receive share of £11m digital data research funding
Recent media reports about the use and exploitation of personal data have increased public awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of sharing information online.
Breakthrough in rapid, mass screening for the Ebola virus
A new, faster and safer way of diagnosing the Ebola virus has been developed by an academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle. Research led and carried out by Dr Sterghios Moschos at Northumbria means that patients with Ebola-like symptoms can be identified and treated much sooner and at the point of care, helping to reduce the spread of the disease and risks to others.
North East continues to pioneer nurse education
A new UK nursing course, launched last year, has recruited its second group of student nurses.