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'Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day' project sees the public's artworks on permanent display in local hospitals
During the pandemic lockdowns, hundreds of beautiful textile hearts were made by the public for Covid-19 patients and their families and sent to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
Publication date: 20 July 2021
100% employability for graduating radiography students
Final year Radiography students who are graduating from Bangor University this week have all secured employment at various health boards in England and Wales.
Publication date: 11 July 2015
1000 Lives Plus
Congratulations to two Bangor University School of Healthcare Science students, who have been invited to present at the 1000 Lives Plus Student and Educators Master Class on 10th June in Swansea. The students will be reporting on separate projects that contribute towards improving patient care in Wales.
Publication date: 28 May 2013
12th May 2014 INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY
Coffee Morning and used book stall Monday 12th May 2014 at 10.30am, School of Healthcare Sciences, Fron Heulog foyer. Proceeds to the Quthing project All welcome
Publication date: 7 May 2014
A NICE appointment
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone from the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University has recently been appointed as the new chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) Implementation Strategy Group.
Publication date: 9 August 2012
A bold experiment in intergenerational care
Experts from Bangor University including Professor Bob Woods an international expert in psychosocial approaches worked with the Darlun production company to create a new programme, Hen Blant Bach , to be broadcast on 28 December. The programme is a new factual format for S4C, developed in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. It brings two unlikely generations together to share their day care in a centre for older people in North Wales.
Publication date: 22 December 2016
ASPIRE Study: Accessibility and implementation of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in the UK NHS services
ASPIRE was a two-phase qualitative, exploratory and explanatory study conducted to describe the existing provision of MBCT in the UK NHS, develop an understanding of the perceived costs and benefits of MBCT implementation, and explore the barriers and critical success factors for enhanced accessibility.
Publication date: 12 April 2017
Adult Nursing student accepted for prestigious Council of Deans of Health's #150Leaders Programme
The Council of Deans of Health’s Student Leadership Programme (part funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing) and widely known as #150Leaders, aims to promote and develop leadership skills among students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
Publication date: 21 July 2021
Adult nursing student shortlisted for award
Francesca Elner has been nominated and shortlisted for the VP choice award for her hard work as a student representative for adult nursing in the School of Health Care Sciences. The Students' Union stated Francesca, had gone above and beyond in her role with high involvement in student engagement, lobbying for change and feeding back into the Students' Union.
Publication date: 29 April 2015
Adverse childhood experiences increase risk of mental illness, but community support can offer protection
People who have experienced abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as living with domestic violence during their childhood are at much greater risk of mental illness throughout life. Findings from a new national study across Wales found adults who had suffered four or more types of ACE were almost 10 times more likely to have felt suicidal or self-harmed than those who had experienced none.
Publication date: 18 January 2018
Applicants for September 2013 intake
UCAS Statement for Education Providers UCAS messaging for students Students applying for Welsh funded Nursing programmes (all fields of nursing i.e. Adult, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Child Health) and Occupational Therapy courses in North Wales and ODP courses across Wales for entry in September 2013.
Publication date: 2 November 2012
Assessing the effectiveness of new support resources for carers of people living with a dementia
An online training and support resource developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for family and friends supporting people living with dementia is to be assessed for use in the UK for the first time. This new research project is led by Bangor University and funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
Publication date: 4 November 2020
Assessing the value of dementia support groups
New ageing and dementia research at Bangor University will soon be underway, with a team from the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research in the School of Health Sciences being the only university in Wales to be awarded funding as part of the ESRC-NIHR Dementia Research Initiative 2018 . This programme of work, led by partners at University College London, centres around people living with rare dementias, and will involve the first major study of the value of support groups for people living with or caring for someone with a rare form of dementia.
Publication date: 10 January 2019
Auntie Glenda & her Dementia Friends – Launch Event
A new resource to raise awareness about dementia and created by school pupils at Ysgol Pentreuchaf, is to be launched as part of a celebration of the innovative ‘Auntie Glenda’ project. This takes place at Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday between 10-1.00. Dementia is a major public health issue in Wales and the research and teaching at Bangor University is focused on increasing support to those living with the condition. It is estimated between 40,000 and 50,000 people in Wales are currently living with dementia. Symptoms can vary according to the type of dementia but the condition can affect daily tasks, communication, senses and memory.
Publication date: 1 August 2017
BIHMR research diversity on show at first ECR-led research support awards
On Thursday 3 rd October 2019 the BIHMR Early and Continuing Researcher (ECR) network presented their inaugural ECR-led research support award at the BIHMR ECR conference, hosted by the School of Health Sciences.
Publication date: 14 October 2019
Baby-friendly Award for Bangor University
Bangor University is the first university in Wales to have been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award and is the latest university to gain recognition from Unicef UK for the high levels of training in breastfeeding provided to students on its midwifery course. Student midwives enrolled in the midwifery programme at Bangor University will now graduate with an extra qualification, which will save them having to complete further training when they are employed as midwives.
Publication date: 20 March 2018
Bangor Academics create impact with BMJ papers
A paper co-authored by a Bangor academic has made the front cover of the prestigious British Medical Journal while another research re-evaluation published by the BMJ, in the same month, received international media attention.
Publication date: 29 September 2015
Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales
Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.
Publication date: 23 April 2015
Bangor Child Nursing student invited by Nursing Times to be a guest speaker at their Careers Live Event
Following a year-long guest student editor post for the Nursing Times second year Child Nursing student Thomas Williams has been invited to be one of the key speakers in the Nursing Times Careers Live event
Publication date: 8 July 2021
Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research Launch
Bangor University is launching the new Institute of Health and Medical Research on Thursday February 25 th 2016. Building on an established foundation of research excellence, the new Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR) will facilitate more interdisciplinary research that spans discovery in the laboratory through to research that solves complex health problems in the real world. In this way, BIHMR will contribute to improvements in local health and healthcare, as well as making an impact across Wales, the United Kingdom and internationally.
Publication date: 22 February 2016
Bangor Student 1 & 2 in Royal College Awards ceremony - Nursing Student Award
Bangor students get first and second place in Royal College Awards ceremony - Nursing Student Award
Publication date: 29 November 2012
Bangor Students and staff shortlisted in Student Nursing Times Awards 2019
Two students and two lecturers in Bangor University’s highly ranked School of Health Sciences have been shortlisted in several of this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards.
Publication date: 11 March 2019
Bangor University Health Economists announced amongst the top health researchers in Wales
Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards and Professor Dyfrig Hughes, from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation at Bangor University have been named as two of the 15 Senior Research Leaders announced by Health and Care Research Wales in their open 2018 competition.
Publication date: 5 April 2019
Bangor University Lecturers Receive Top UK Teaching Award
Professor James Intriligator and Peggy Murphy of Bangor University have been made National Teaching Fellows . This is the most prestigious award that can be made to recognise excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
Publication date: 12 June 2014
Bangor University Nursing Student’s Contribution to Improving NHS Quality Recognised by National Campaign
Clare Woodcock, a second year Nursing Degree Student has won a place at the prestigious International Forum on Quality in Safety in Healthcare to be held in Paris later this year.
Publication date: 10 February 2014
Bangor University Research Excellence Awards 2016
Bangor University is to highlight and celebrate the high standard of research at the University in a new Research Excellence Awards event to be held for the first time this December, and has just announced the Awards Shortlists. The inaugural Awards will shine a spotlight on some of the University’s outstanding research teams and individuals. The winners will be announced at an Awards dinner in Pontio on 5th December 2016.
Publication date: 26 October 2016
Bangor University Students became ‘Dementia Friends’ in the run up to Dementia Awareness week
On Monday 8 th Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences invited Theresa Davies to deliver a Dementia Friends session for a class of nurses in Wrexham.
Publication date: 18 May 2017
Bangor University academics team with Brazil to tackle world problems
Academics from Bangor University are sharing their expertise with collaborators at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, to address some of Brazil’s most pressing social and environmental problems.
Publication date: 5 July 2021
Bangor University contributes to new PRIME Centre Wales for primary and emergency care research
Bangor University, alongside partner universities Cardiff, Swansea, and South Wales, has been awarded £3.6M for the ‘PRIME Centre Wales’ for Primary and Emergency Care Research.
Publication date: 30 June 2015
Bangor University launches Intensive Learning Academy - ALPHAcademy
Bangor University today (20.4.21) launches the Intensive Learning Academy (ILA) - ALPHAcademy - which will drive global healthcare revolutions. Announced today by Life Sciences Hub Wales, and led by Bangor and Swansea universities, there are a total of three ILAs.
Publication date: 20 April 2021
Bangor University rated Gold
Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, and is the only University in Wales to achieve this standard. The framework assesses universities against a range of criteria and is part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education. It also gives students more information so that they can make the most informed decisions when deciding which university to attend.
Publication date: 22 June 2017
Bangor University receives funding to build health and social care research infrastructure 2018-2020
Research Groups in the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research (BIHMR) have been awarded significant amounts of further funding from the Welsh Government.
Publication date: 18 December 2017
Bangor University research into access to rare disease medicines
New research from Bangor University, shows that patients with rare diseases often experience a challenging journey that poses difficulties for the National Health Service. Researchers at the University's Centre of Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation at the University's School of Healthcare Sciences found that patients often face difficulties in diagnosing their condition, accessing specialist care, and having effective treatment available.
Publication date: 12 November 2015
Bangor University set for another busy National Eisteddfod week at Llanrwst
Bangor University is proud to be taking part again this year at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. As well as contributing to activities the on the Maes, there will also be buzz on the University's stand again this year.
Publication date: 1 August 2019
Bangor University subjects join elite in world table
Newly published analysis of the latest influential QS World University Rankings, which saw Bangor University soar to 411th position worldwide, now provides further information on rankings for different subject areas among the world’s best universities. Six subjects and one subject area taught at Bangor University feature among the world’s elite universities in this year’s release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, with Agriculture and Forestry appearing in the top 100 institutions worldwide who teach the subject and rising from among last year’s 200 top Universities.
Publication date: 8 March 2017
Bangor University to launch new Social Value Hub
On Tuesday 11 June at Bangor University’s Reichel Conference Centre, the School of Health Sciences will launch a new Social Value Hub.
Publication date: 9 May 2019
Bangor University to offer trio of new health care programmes from 2022.
Bangor University is to expand its undergraduate programmes in subjects allied to medicine and health, complementing ambitious plans to establish a new medical school for North Wales.
Publication date: 29 June 2021
Bangor University: making a difference in Welsh language healthcare
Ground-breaking work to extend and improve the use of the Welsh language in health and social care has been recognised with Awards to Bangor University in two categories. The Awards were made at the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Conference and Awards. The Awards raise awareness of the importance of the Welsh language in the health and social services sectors in particular when dealing with patients, their families and the public.
Publication date: 8 July 2015
Bangor University’s satisfied students
Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again retains its place at 14th in the UK and is second in Wales in a new university experience survey (T imes Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016 ).
Publication date: 17 March 2016
Bangor appears in UK Top 10 League Tables
Bangor University is among the top 10 universities in the UK for six subjects taught at the university according to the Complete University Guide for 2019. The University appears third in the Wales University table, coming equal 62nd overall in the first free-to access complete ranking of all the UKs universities.
Publication date: 25 April 2018
Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod
As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey. Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/eisteddfod
Publication date: 2 August 2017
Bangor expert advises on US public health emergency preparedness and response
The lessons learned from responding to public health emergencies tend to fade, and public health funding and research priorities shift. That is why an expert from Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences was called on to join a US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review of the current state of the evidence for public health emergency preparedness and response (PHEPR) in the United States.
Publication date: 24 July 2020
Bangor researchers contribute to advancing dementia research strategy
Dr Gill Windle and Emeritus Professor Bob Woods, of the Dementia Services Development centre , part of BIHMR in the School of Healthcare Sciences were part of the Alzheimer’s Society taskforce of leading UK clinicians and researchers in dementia, UK funders of dementia research, people with dementia and carer representatives developing the first ‘ dementia research roadmap for prevention, diagnosis, intervention and care by 2025’ .
Publication date: 23 February 2018
Bangor student makes Nurse of the Year Awards 2016 shortlist
School of Healthcare Sciences student Stephanie Morris is a Royal College of Nursing Nurse of the Year Awards 2016 Nurse Student Finalist.
Publication date: 5 October 2016
Bangor students scoop inaugural Nurse of the Year Awards
Two Bangor University students from the School of Healthcare Sciences received awards at the inaugural ceremony of the Royal College of Nursing, Nurse of the Year award in Cardiff recently.
Publication date: 30 January 2013
Bangor to focus on health and wellbeing in phase II of CALIN, a project supporting innovation in life science across Wales and Ireland
Life science experts at Bangor University’s College of Human Sciences are to play a key role in plans to forge even closer links between Wales and Ireland through the CALIN project.
Publication date: 18 March 2021
Bangor's second Nurse of the Year
A student from Bangor University has won a prestigious Award which celebrates her exceptional achievements and professionalism. Stephanie Morris, a third year Adult Field BN Nursing Student at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences has been awarded the Royal College of Nursing Nurse of the Year Student Nurse Award 2016.
Publication date: 17 November 2016
Bangor’s Clinical trial expertise recognised by UKCRC
The North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit) received further good news this week (last week they got their extension funding agreed by the Welsh Government) as they have been successfully re-accredited for a further 5 years following the 2017 Registration Review Process which was led by an International Review Committee of experts.
Publication date: 23 August 2017
Bench to Bedside and Beyond
Bangor University officially launched its innovative new institute on Thursday (25th February) to widespread acclaim. The Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR) will sustain and extend Bangor’s already excellent record in health and medical research, bringing together renowned academics in a broad range of fields.
Publication date: 14 March 2016
Best UK radiography course tops University league table
Bangor University is listed as the best place to study Radiography according to the Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016. Bangor‘s Radiography students also had the best graduate prospects of any UK radiography graduates and the University was listed 3 rd for radiography entry standards. Bangor University also appears among the top 10 UK universities for a further five subjects. In addition to Radiography, these are Celtic Studies ( Welsh ) (2 nd ), Social Policy (2 nd ), Agriculture & Forestry (7 th ), Creative Writing (8 th ) and Education (10 th ).
Publication date: 28 September 2015
Bilingual Prescription labels can now be introduced
A Welsh language or bilingual service is vital for the welfare of Welsh speaking patients, according to an enquiry by the Welsh Language Commissioner. A recommendation endorsed by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales is for bilingual labels on prescription medicines to be made available to patients. A team comprising language specialists and pharmacists at Bangor University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has made the first step by translating 30 cautionary instructions given to patients on prescription medicines.
Publication date: 24 February 2016
Boost for Bangor University as new term gets underway
Welsh language provision at Bangor University has received a significant boost due to funding by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol . The university has appointed four lecturers through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme to work in Psychology , Law , Computer Science , Nursing and Health Care and Accountancy .
Publication date: 3 October 2013
Bowel Cancer challenge revealed by international research
Bangor University’s North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research has been involved in an international large–scale review of treatment times for people with bowel cancer. Co-ordinated in the UK by Cancer Research UK, with Cancer Research Wales funding the Welsh arm of this study, and reported in BMJ Open , the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) – a collaboration between countries with similar healthcare systems and high-quality data – tracked each step people with bowel cancer went through before treatment. They examined questionnaires, completed by 2,866 international patients and their doctors, as well as medical records of patients diagnosed between 2013 and 2015.
Publication date: 3 December 2018
Bringing Bangor’s buzz to the Bay
Again this year, staff from Bangor University are contributing their expertise to a number of core and fringe events at this year’s National Eisteddfod, which is being held in Cardiff between 30-11 August.
Publication date: 3 August 2018
Can ‘lay carers’ help more at the end of life?
Most people in the UK who are dying would prefer to be looked after at home. Health care professionals try to enable this to happen. A new research project led by Bangor University is investigating one way to make this a reality for more people. Home care is usually provided by District Nurses, working with many other team members including general practitioners, hospice doctors and nurses, and Macmillan or Marie Curie services. Family members are taught how to care for their loved one, and generally call a District Nurse if there are difficult symptoms. As people get weaker in the last few weeks or days of life, they become unable to swallow. At this point, a syringe driver is set up to give medicines under the skin over 24 hours. While this often relieves most symptoms, some symptoms may break through and need extra doses of medication (called ‘breakthrough’ symptoms). Then, the family usually call in the district nurse who can give extra doses of medicine as injections. But, this can take a long time, often more than an hour. The wait can be distressing for the patient and their carers, who then feel powerless to help. Usually, family care would not include giving injections for these breakthrough symptoms, even though this is legal and practical. Bangor University is working with partners in Cardiff University and Gloucester NHS Trust, to research whether lay carer role extension to give these ‘as needed’ injections should be more widely adopted or not in the UK.
Publication date: 15 March 2017
Cancer Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod Science & Technology Exhibition
As one of the main sponsors of the Eisteddfod Science & Technology Pavilion, Bangor University is taking a lead in getting children and adults involved in the show. The University has a range of activities at the Exhibition through the week- covering everything from science for the youngest children, with the very popular Fflach Bangor show- to health themes, including cancer research, the food we eat and how to check for our ‘vital signs’ as well as revealing a little about how our brains work.
Publication date: 2 August 2013
Care home supports student nurse education
A care home in Colwyn Bay is leading the way in helping to educate new nurses working along experienced staff providing professional excellence in looking after residents.
Publication date: 19 May 2015
Career change leads to First Class Honours and a ‘job in the profession that I love’!
Adult Nursing graduate Natasha Rowe from Llansantffraid, Powys, obtained a Law Degree and then went on to work as a legal assistant. She soon discovered that her passion was helping others and enrolled on the Adult Nursing degree course. This week she will be graduating with a First Class Honours degree.
Publication date: 19 July 2017
Catrin wins 1000 Lives competition
Catrin Pink, from Llanon, Ceredigion, a radiography student at the School of Healthcare Sciences campus at Wrexham, has recentlyenjoyed a trip to an international conference in Sweden as a prize for her entry to a competition run by NHS Wales’ ‘1000 Lives’ campaign.
Publication date: 21 June 2016
Celebrating Twenty Years of Excellent Mental Health Nursing Education at Bangor University
Bangor University is delighted to be celebrating two decades of Mental Health nursing education at its Wrexham site with cake and a short talk at 11am on Saturday 15 th Oct with an open invitation to ex-students, staff and anyone else with links to the course.
Publication date: 10 October 2016
Celebrating outstanding contributions to teaching and learning
This year's Teaching Fellowships for the College of Human Sciences have been awarded.
Publication date: 15 July 2021
Celebrating the future Midwife
The 'My Future, My Midwife' celebration event held recently in Cardiff was to celebrate the launch of the new future standard. This aims to equip future midwives with the knowledge and skills they need to help provide the safest and best care for the women, babies and families in our care.
Publication date: 6 February 2020
Celebration of nursing excellence in north Wales
Excellence in nursing in North Wales was acknowledged recently at the Royal College of Nursing in Wales 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards . Finalists in three of the award categories came from Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences .
Publication date: 20 November 2015
Centre’s pioneering research helping to shape future strategy for ageing in Wales
A ground-breaking research centre – the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research - led by Swansea University, with Bangor and Cardiff Universities, is set to play a key role in shaping the future care of older people in Wales.
Publication date: 13 May 2019
Changing Blood Donation policies
Bangor University staff and students have contributed to changing policies for Blood Donations.
Publication date: 17 December 2020
Chemsex and PrEP reliance are fuelling a rise in syphilis among men who have sex with men
No one is entirely sure about the origins of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The first recorded outbreak in Europe appeared during the 1495 invasion of Naples , where it led to widespread disease and death, particularly among troops on the French side. Later, disbanded armies helped to spread syphilis, the “ great pox ”, across Europe, where the disease rapidly became endemic. Transmitted from person-to-person primarily through sexual contact, the first symptom of syphilis to appear is usually a small, round and painless skin ulcer, referred to as a canker, at the site of infection. This canker will eventually heal and disappear but the bacteria remain, circulating in the blood and potentially leading to severe health consequences , including heart disease, dementia and blindness. This article by Simon Bishop , Lecturer in Public Health and Primary Care, at the School of Health Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article .
Publication date: 30 November 2018
Chris Coleman visits Bangor University to receive Honour
Chis Coleman, Wales’ national football team manager joins Bangor Business School graduating students to receive an Honorary Fellowship, marking Wales’ outstanding achievement at Euro 2016, when the national team reached the semi-finals in an historic and memorable campaign.
Publication date: 17 July 2017
Climate change should not affect near elimination of malaria
Some good news in the face of climate change has emerged from health economists: a study into the health economics of combatting malaria in countries nearing elimination has shown that climate change will not have too great an effect and should not dissuade health organisations from continuing to scale- up their current elimination methods.
Publication date: 16 February 2015
Codi’r To music project brings harmony to homes and social value to schools and communites
An economic evaluation of the value of Sistema Cymru - Codi’r To , a musical initiative in two schools in Gwynedd, reveals that the value of the project extends far beyond the playing of musical instruments and has brought a greater harmony to many of the households involved. The Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis conducted by Bangor University’s Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) placed monetary values on all aspects of the benefits deriving from Codi’r To activities with pupils in the two schools and found that every £1 spent generates a social value return of £6.69.
Publication date: 10 July 2018
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol appoints student Ambassadors at Bangor University
Three Bangor University students have been recruited as Ambassadors by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh.
Publication date: 7 January 2016
Collaboration to develop and implement new Infection Prevention Link Nurse Programme
A new project has been set up in collaboration between the University's School of Healthcare Sciences and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to develop a new programme to promote best practice in infection prevention.
Publication date: 17 January 2017
Combining daycare for children and elders benefits all generations
We live in a society where care of young and old is increasingly segregated , with very limited opportunity for the two age groups to interact. If we just thought a little more socially, however, these “book end generations” could become great resources for each other – all we need to do is put them in the same place. This article by Catrin Hedd Jones , Lecturer in Dementia Studies, School of Healthcare Sciences was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article . Catrin Hedd Jones , Bangor University
Publication date: 4 January 2017
Commonwealth/Windle Trust Scholar and Bangor University student overcomes war, health and poverty to follow his dream
Publication date: 30 January 2020
Conference Compares Social Care in a Bilingual Context
Two lecturers at Bangor University, funded by the Coleg Cymraeg have travelled to Canada in May as part of a co-operative venture betwen the Coleg, Bangor University and Canada’s Consortium national de formation en santé to share information, develop a partnership and raise the profile of problems which exist when providing health and social care through the medium of Welsh.
Publication date: 21 May 2015
Congratulations to our final year radiography students who have all secured jobs - before they have sat all of their final exams!
The School of Healthcare Sciences is delighted to report that all our final year radiography students have all secured jobs.
Publication date: 27 May 2015
Coronavirus: experts in evolution explain why social distancing feels so unnatural
For many people, the most distressing part of the coronavirus pandemic is the idea of social isolation. If we get ill, we quarantine ourselves for the protection of others. But even among the healthy, loneliness may be setting in as we engage with pre-emptive social distancing . This article by Isabelle Catherine Winder , Lecturer in Zoology, School of Natural Sciences and Vivien Shaw , Lecturer in Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article .
Publication date: 26 March 2020
Cost-effectiveness of treatments in neurological diseases
Professor Dyfrig Hughes and colleagues at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, School of Health Sciences, have recently published the results of three clinical trials of interventions in epilepsy and sciatica.
Publication date: 21 April 2021
Creating a ‘computer-simulated’ virtual patient to train clinicians
In the future, should you need complicated surgery, the surgeon will be able to prepare and even practice for the procedure on a virtual simulation of your own body or body part that needs attention. The technology is currently in development to create complete whole body ’simulations’ to train surgeons and other medical professional how to undertake various medical procedures, using ‘virtual’ dummies that appear to be there, and even ‘feel’ as though they’re there, by use of 3D computer graphics haptic or ‘force feedback’ devices. Leading the field in Wales in developing this technology is Bangor University’s Professor Nigel John, an expert in visualisation technology at the School of Computer Science .
Publication date: 29 August 2013
Creative Conversations Celebration Event
Bangor University, in partnership with Flintshire Social Services, and the renowned author John Killick has recently celebrated their latest project in supporting people with dementia - Creative Conversations. The project was led by Dr Kat Algar-Skaife from the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) Wales, at the College of Human Sciences , Bangor University and was funded by Health and Care Research Wales, Welsh Government.
Publication date: 24 September 2018
Cruse Volunteer Support Invaluable to Carers Supporting People Living with Dementia
Researchers at the School of Health Sciences in Bangor University are currently evaluating a new service developed by Maxine Norrish at Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru and people affected by dementia in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru to provide emotional support following a diagnosis.
Publication date: 18 May 2021
Dementia & Sensory Challenges - Dementia can be more than memory
Lecturer and researcher at the School of Health Sciences and member of the all-Wales Centre for Ageing & Dementia Research, Catrin Hedd Jones has worked with leading specialist in Wales and members of the Merched y Wawr to translate and update the Dementia & Sensory Challenges – Dementia can be more than memory booklet in support of raising awareness around the sensory challenges for [some] people living with dementia through the Welsh medium.
Publication date: 2 March 2021
Dementia Services training features in documentary
The work done to support and train carers of people with dementia, carried out by Bangor University’s Dementia Services Development Centre features in Dementia: Making a difference , to be shown on BBC 2 Wales tonight (24.5.12) at 22.00.
Publication date: 24 May 2012
Dementia care improved by just one hour of social interaction each week
Increasing the amount of social interaction for people with dementia living in care homes to just one hour a week improves quality of life when combined with personalised care. Bangor University's Dementia Services Development Centre at the School of Healthcare Sciences contributed to a large-scale trial led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which found that the approach also saves money.
Publication date: 7 February 2018
Dementia: “illness” label may lower mood
North Walians have taken part in research which has just been published and indicates that people who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older.
Publication date: 1 March 2016
Determined carer graduates for the second time with pride
Caring for an elderly relative whilst working part-time is quite a task, but to do this whilst concurrently studying for a degree is quite remarkable. A Bangor University student has succeeded against the odds to work, care and study and graduates this week.
Publication date: 11 July 2015
Determined to pursue the dream – Jade graduates as First Class midwife
Despite having always wanted to be a midwife, circumstances got in the way and Jade Parsons was forced to put her dreams on hold. Leaving school aged sixteen with no qualifications and becoming pregnant soon after meant that Jade, from Holywell, had to devote all her time and energy on raising her young family.
Publication date: 13 December 2019
Developing learning disability nursing – conference report
Liz Gouveia and Lois Wiggins, both learning disability student nurse at the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University led a workshop at the UK & Eire ‘Living the Commitment’ conference held in Cardiff in November 2016.
Publication date: 7 June 2017
Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses
Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses, but spirits are most frequently associated with feelings of aggression, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Publication date: 22 November 2017
Double Success for the School of Healthcare Sciences nurses
The School of Healthcare Sciences is delighted that the Florence Nightingale Foundation has awarded two of its scholarships to our nurses in North Wales.
Publication date: 5 November 2015
Dr Ephraim Kisangala – the Bangor graduate prescribing dignity to Ugandan refugees
A student whose work attracted the interest of the HRH Duchess of Sussex earlier in the year, graduated from Bangor University this week. Dr Ephraim Kisangala, 30, from Kampala in Uganda, a fully-funded Commonwealth Scholar received an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion with distinction. He is a qualified medical doctor who holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Kampala International University.
Publication date: 13 December 2019
Enhanced research reporting method to improve patient care
Patients could benefit from improved care and outcomes thanks to new research reporting guidance developed from a study that Bangor University researchers contributed to. Experts have developed an approach that enables better reporting of findings from the combination of qualitative studies such as information garnered from patient interviews and focus groups. The study has led to the creation of the first-ever tailored reporting guidance for the methodology, known as meta-ethnography. It will give researchers and healthcare bosses greater confidence in the findings of qualitative studies and, ultimately, aid the improvement of patient care and services.
Publication date: 17 January 2019
Ensuring access to Welsh Music for people living with dementia
Listening to your favourite music lifts your spirits, whatever your age. That's why Bangor University and Merched y Wawr are launching an appeal on the Welsh Day of Music, for people to get in touch and suggest their favourite Welsh language songs from all times. The most popular suggestions will be collated to create a free digital CD and downloadable resource, which will be shared free of charge to care homes and dementia care homes to ensure that Welsh music is available to residents enjoy.
Publication date: 7 February 2019
Exciting alternative route into Physiotherapy at Bangor University
With physiotherapists often in short supply, physiotherapy service managers and potential students in Wales have expressed a strong interest in the development of a 2 year accelerated post graduate pre-registration route aimed at graduate applicants. This type of programme is viewed as an exciting alternative mode of entry to the profession to the established undergraduate route.
Publication date: 9 December 2019
Exercise: we calculated its true value for older people and society
Taking up exercise is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for people wanting to improve their health. But our research shows that the benefits of older people going to exercise groups go beyond self-improvement and provide good value for society, too. This article by Carys Jones , Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article .
Publication date: 9 January 2020
Exploring the economics of sight-saving technology
Over two million people in the UK are living with sight loss. This will double to nearly four million people by 2050 as the population ages and underlying causes like obesity and diabetes increase. This places huge pressure on NHS eye care services. The 2016 Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) report highlighted that sight loss is estimated to cost over £28 billion to the UK economy. Research into new sight-saving technology could improve the lives of people at risk of sight loss and provide saving to the NHS and wider economy. Two researchers from Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation CHEME, are co-investigators on the optical coherence tomography (OCT) study, which has been awarded £1.3 million of funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme.
Publication date: 23 November 2017
Finding new ways of living with dementia
As the Welsh Government seeks views on its recently launched dementia strategy, Bangor University is bringing together people living with dementia, and organisations who are also working on dementia related support and research projects to share best practice in north Wales. Living with dementia in North Wales – we’re in it together , a Conference at the University on 27 January, will hear the experiences of people living with dementia, as well as those of a number of organisations providing dementia supportive programmes and conducting dementia-related research.
Publication date: 26 January 2017
First Bangor University Physiotherapists reach the workplace
The first physiotherapy students to study at Bangor University have graduated and are about to begin working as physiotherapists with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and elsewhere within the NHS.
Publication date: 25 February 2022
First cohort of PGDip Physiotherapy students start their course at Bangor today
With physiotherapists often in short supply, physiotherapy service managers and potential students in Wales have welcomed the development of a new route to qualify as a physiotherapist.
Publication date: 13 January 2020
First exploration of mental health resilience and loneliness of older people with cognitive impairment in Wales
Loneliness and mental health problems are more common in older people who have dementia or have difficulties with memory, thinking and learning. But not all individuals will be affected in the same way.
Publication date: 14 April 2021
First group of graduates from fast track 2Yr PGDip Nursing join Welsh nursing workforce
The first cohort of Postgraduate pre-registration nursing students from the School of Health Sciences at Bangor University have graduated and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as adult nurses.
Publication date: 29 May 2020
Former Navy Engineer graduates in Nursing
After moving out of the family home and renting it out for 3 years to pay for higher education, a Bangor University student will graduate this week.
Publication date: 12 July 2013
Friendly Face for people newly diagnosed with dementia
“Friendly Face” is an opportunity for people newly diagnosed with dementia to talk on the phone or meet someone else living with a diagnosis in North Wales. The new initiative is to be launched at Bangor University as part of World Alzheimer's Month in September (23/09/2019).
Publication date: 3 September 2019
From childcare to caring for our environment, three new Research Fellowships to feed into Assembly business
Bangor University is contributing three out of seven new research fellows, who are joining the National Assembly as part of a programme of shared knowledge between higher education institutions and the Welsh parliament. The academics from the Schools of Law and Health Sciences and Natural Sciences will be sharing their expertise on vital issues that will feed directly into the work of the Assembly and its committees. This follows on from Bangor University’s participation in the successful pilot scheme .
Publication date: 12 February 2019
Full-time PhD Studentship
Stipend: £14,000 per annum provided by Drapers with supervision fees met by the University Three years Full-time PhD focused on: Rediscovering compassion and caring in the nursing workforce: integrating aesthetics into nursing education and training for improved dementia care practice.
Publication date: 14 November 2014
Funding to develop dementia researchers
In Wales there at 45,000 people living with dementia and the cost of illness has been estimated at £1.4 billion per year. The highest part of this cost is unpaid care by family and friends. Support services can be fragmented and difficult for people to access across health and social care sectors. Poor transport links and the risk of carers feeling more isolated and unsupported are particular challenges for rural areas. Researchers at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences have been awarded over half a million pounds in funding to undertake fellowships in dementia research. These fellowships, funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales , aim to build capacity in health and social care research by supporting individuals to become independent researchers and to undertake high-quality research projects’.
Publication date: 30 August 2017
Generous nursing students prepare to spread festive cheer for Wrexham patients
Student nurses from Bangor University will be bringing some additional Christmas cheer to patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital again this year.
Publication date: 1 December 2017
Generous nursing students spread festive cheer to rehabilitation ward patients
Student nurses from Bangor University are bringing some additional Christmas cheer to patients at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Second year adult nursing students Ceri Davies, Kate Topple and Fern Williams, along with their lecturer Angela Williams, have filled shoeboxes with festive treats for patients on Bedwen, Onnen and ENT wards
Publication date: 22 December 2016
Getting Welsh GPs to act more quickly on cancer symptoms
A research project at Bangor University will look at early cancer diagnosis - a priority area for the Welsh Government, as late presentation of cancer is thought to significantly contribute to the relatively poor survival of Welsh cancer patients compared to the rest of the UK. The award had been made to Professor Richard Neal from the University's North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research , himself a practicing G.P and a world-leader in the field of early cancer diagnosis.
Publication date: 1 March 2016
Ghanaian ‘exchange’ Benefits Healthcare
A registered nurse from Ghana is currently studying at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences , and can discuss her home country with a Bangor Student, Iola Mair Morris, who, thanks to her course, has been able to assist some of the world’s poorest children, during a fortnight volunteering in the West African country over the summer.
Publication date: 9 January 2018
Ground-breaking healthcare research showcased
Ground-breaking research which is set to improve healthcare in Wales and the UK was showcased at Bangor University today (Thursday 2 July). Three projects in particular were given prominence, during a visit by Welsh Government Health Minister Mark Drakeford to the University’s College of Health & Behavioural Sciences , due to their potential to impact on services and patients.
Publication date: 2 July 2015
Have your say, and help shape the next decade of health and well-being in Wales
Public Health Wales (PHW) wants to hear your views about what we can do in Wales to help people avoid physical and mental ill-health. This work is being conducted in collaboration with Bangor University. Everyone in Wales (aged 16 years and over) is being urged to visit www.staywellinwales.com to say what’s important to them, their friends and communities, and what they think will help people live healthier, happier and longer lives.
Publication date: 29 September 2017
Health Board and Bangor University pledge to support nurse development to mark International Nurses Day 2019
Nurses and Midwives across North Wales will have better access to training and development opportunities as part of a year-long pledge by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Bangor University’s School of Health Sciences.
Publication date: 10 May 2019
Health Partnerships to teach, train and provide practical assistance to health workers in Lesotho
Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Science will be sending key academics with expertise in healthcare organisation, management and leadership to Lesotho. The University is working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) on a Department for International Development funded project awarded via the Tropical Health & Education Trust Health Partnership (THET) Scheme.
Publication date: 3 November 2015
Health Policy Appointment at Bangor University
It will be possible to study Health Policy through the medium of Welsh at the School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, from October this year, following the appointment of Dr. Myfanwy Davies as a lecturer there. This will be a means of expanding the existing provision and be a foundation for research plans in truly innovative fields that are relevant to our era.
Publication date: 10 August 2011
Health Services & Implementation Research Professor appointed Director of NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research Programme
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, of Bangor University has been appointed director of the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme . The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest funding body for applied health research in the UK. Prof Rycroft Malone follows Professor Ray Fitzpatrick when he steps down from his role leading the HS&DR Programme at the end of October 2015.
Publication date: 26 November 2014
Health and Medical Research Showcase
Bangor University and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) held their first open Joint Research Showcase recently. The event showcased current research interests across the two organisations and sought to create opportunity for greater research collaboration in the region. Over 110 delegates were registered for the conference and 50 research abstracts were submitted for the event which included a poster conference.
Publication date: 7 October 2015
Health and Well-being Event
It is widely recognised that people with learning disability face inequalities in healthcare, experience poorer health than their non-disabled peers and face barriers to accessing timely and appropriate services.
Publication date: 25 May 2016
Health and Wellbeing Public Lecture series III :latest research on Learning Disabilities
LEARNING DISABILITIES 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm Professor Richard Hastings Families of individuals with learning disability and autism Break 7.00 pm - 7.30 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Publication date: 7 January 2013
Health student improving the lives of vulnerable people through Art Therapy
A project carried out by a Bangor University student nurse is thought to be the first in carrying out art therapy.
Publication date: 25 April 2016
Healthcare Sciences Lecturer wins prestigious National Teaching Fellowship
Peggy Murphy, nurse lecturer from the School of Healthcare Sciences received a National Teaching Fellowship award at a ceremony in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral last Wednesday 8 th October 2014.
Publication date: 22 October 2014
Healthcare Sciences student to compete in the Island Games
A School of Healthcare Sciences student from Bangor University is looking forward to represent Anglesey in an inter-island competition this summer.
Publication date: 2 June 2015
Hen Blant Bach nominated for International Film & Television Award
A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has received international praise by reaching the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards final. Hen Blant Bach , a production by Darlun production company is nominated in the Community Portraits category. The series was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care. The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.
Publication date: 12 February 2018
Hen Blant Bach wins Silver in International Film & Television Award
A programme, of which Bangor University was an integral part, has won a Silver Award in the 2018 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards . Hen Blant Bach , a production by Darlun production company won the Award in the Community Portraits documentary category. The series was a new factual format for S4C, and followed the social experiment which brought older people and nursery children together to share their day care. The programmes documented the transformative positive effects that can be brought about by bringing these two groups together.
Publication date: 12 April 2018
Higher use of general health care services throughout adult life linked with traumatic childhoods
Experiencing physical, sexual or emotional abuse as a child, or other stresses such as living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance abuse or mental illness, can lead to higher levels of health service use throughout adulthood. A research paper in the Journal of Health Service Research & Policy provides, for the first time, the statistical evidence showing that, regardless of socio-economic class or other demographics, people who have adverse childhood experiences use more health and medical services through their lifetime.
Publication date: 12 July 2017
Highlighting Cancer research at Bangor University
An event at Bangor University marks World Cancer Day on 4 February 2020. A free event at Pontio Lecture Room 2, between 6.00 and 8.15 pm highlighting the cancer research being undertaken at Bangor University marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. There will be a number of short talks from oncologists and university researchers followed by a question and answer session.
Publication date: 30 January 2020
Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis research acknowledged in the US
A paper written by Prof. Andrew Lemmey (School of Sports Health & Exercise Sciences) titled “ Tight control of disease activity fails to improve body composition or physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients ”was adjudged the most popular article on rheumatoid arthritis in 2016 by Rheumatology Advisor (U.S. weekly newsletter which cherry-picks and summarises articles from all the major international rheumatology journals).
Publication date: 10 February 2017
Implementing Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - Implementation Guidance
ASPIRE: Accessibility and Implementation in UK services of an effective depression relapse prevention programme. An implementation guidance website has been developed using the findings from the ASPIRE project.
Publication date: 20 October 2017
Important piece of Health Service Improvement research begins
An important new piece of research about the best ways to incorporate patients and service users’ opinions to improve the Health Services has begun in earnest at Bangor University this week.
Publication date: 13 May 2013
Improvement Science Fellowship
Chris is a senior research fellow and one of a group of implementation scientists at Bangor University. Led by Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, staff are supporting healthcare professionals and organisations across the globe to close the gap between evidence of ‘what works’ in healthcare, and the services provided to patients. Prof. Rycroft-Malone commented "This prestigious award is a great achievement that rightly recognizes the excellence of Chris's application and proposed project. I am looking forward to being one of his award mentors and in continuing our efforts to put implementation science at Bangor University on the world stage."
Publication date: 22 February 2013
Insulin pumps offer little value over multiple injections for children in the first year after diagnosis with Type 1 Diabetes
Dr Colin Ridyard and Professor Dyfrig Hughes from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) led the health economic analysis of a recently published study investigating whether insulin administered using infusion pumps was more effective and cost-effective than using injections in babies, children and young people who had just been diagnosed with type I diabetes.
Publication date: 26 November 2018
International delegates attracted to Bangor University’s Health Services Research Summer School
Delegates from as far as Canada, Qatar, Italy and Denmark attended Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences residential summer school held recently.
Publication date: 2 August 2017
Recently third year child field Nursing students and radiography students took part in the school’s first interprofessional simulation. The simulation was possible due to the purchase of new high fidelity child field simulation equipment and took place in Wrexham Campus radiology department X-Ray room.
Publication date: 7 January 2019
Investing in the workforce for older people’s health services –start of an important research study
The School of Healthcare Sciences is leading on an important research study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Programme. This project is investigating what workforce development interventions are more likely to work to ensure a knowledgeable and skilled support workforce for older people in health and social care settings.
Publication date: 21 November 2013
Investing in warmer housing could save the NHS billions
British weather isn’t much to write home about. The temperate maritime climate makes for summers which are relatively warm and winters which are relatively cold. But despite rarely experiencing extremely cold weather , the UK has a problem with significantly more people dying during the winter compared to the rest of the year. In fact, 2.6m excess winter deaths have occurred since records began in 1950 – that’s equivalent to the entire population of Manchester. Although the government has been collecting data on excess winter deaths – that is, the difference between the number of deaths that occur from December to March compared to the rest of the year – for almost 70 years, the annual statistics are still shocking. In the winter of 2014/15, there were a staggering 43,900 excess deaths , the highest recorded figure since 1999/2000. In the last 10 years, there has only been one winter where less than 20,000 excess deaths occurred: 2013/14. Although excess winter deaths have been steadily declining since records began, in the winter of 2015/16 there were still 24,300 .
Publication date: 5 October 2017
Joint statement on the return of midwifery students to the maternity service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Bangor University recognise that excellence in the education and training of midwives is important for two key reasons. Firstly, we will secure the midwifery workforce of the future. Secondly, providing placements for midwifery students can contribute to the general culture of learning and development within midwifery services. In 2015, student midwives were temporarily withdrawn from the maternity service in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd following concerns raised by stakeholders. We have been committed to returning midwifery students to the service.
Publication date: 24 July 2017
Joint working to help tackle anti social behaviour
A collaborative project between North Wales Police and other partners, which is aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and crime has now gone live in two areas. Working with Bangor University and the National Police Improvement Agency, North Wales Police have reviewed their current approaches in tackling anti-social behaviour.
Publication date: 17 January 2013
Kidney Disease and pregnancy- what do women need for their support?
“ I didn’t know what I didn’t know, because no one asked me” Women may have many things to think about before becoming pregnant, as well as questions which need answering while they are pregnant. There are around five thousand women of childbearing age in Wales who have a condition that affects their kidneys. They may have additional questions about the impact of pregnancy on their kidney disease and how their kidney disease might affect their pregnancy.
Publication date: 2 September 2020
Launch your career as a Registered Nurse (adult)
The School of Healthcare Sciences combine the highest level of teaching with practical hands on experience. We still have a few places remaining for students to commence on the BN (Hons) Adult Nursing programme on the 7th April 2014 at our Archimedes Campus in Wrexham.
Publication date: 26 February 2014
Learning Disability - community/university event Thursday 21 June 2012
Accessible conference for people with a learning disabilty.
Publication date: 20 August 2012
Learning Disability Nursing Student of the Year Success at National Awards
A School of Health Sciences student has again won a top prize at the annual Student Nursing Times Awards. Following in the footsteps of previous category winners from Bangor this year, Kate Young won the Student Learning Disability Nurse of the year category at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2019.
Publication date: 1 May 2019
Learning Disability Nursing film shortlisted for Arts & Business Cymru Award
A film to promote learning disability nursing that was commissioned by Bangor University and the University of South Wales and produced by Hijinx has been shortlisted for an Arts & Business Cymru Award in the Arts, Business & Health category.
Publication date: 24 September 2020
Learning disability nursing student to volunteer in Romania
Yenita Singer, a first year Learning Disability nursing student, at the School of Healthcare Sciences Bangor University, has successfully gained a place to volunteer at the Oltenia Project, Romania with The LIFE Foundation. This is the second learning disability student nurse from Bangor to volunteer at the Oltenia Project, as Lyndsey Hughes then a third year learning disability student nurse spent August 2016 in Romania. Lyndsey, now a registered learning disability nurse working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has met with Yenita to share her experience.
Publication date: 13 February 2017
Learning disability nursing student volunteering in Ghana
On 28 th of August, 2017 Iola Mair Morris a second year Learning Disability nursing student will be going to Ghana to volunteer for two weeks. The project cares for people and children with learning disability providing opportunities to volunteer in hospitals, orphanages and schools.
Publication date: 30 March 2017
Lifetime Contribution recognised
Gwerfyl Roberts, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Healthcare Sciences has just received a Lifetime Contribution Award at More than just Words 2017 . The More than just Words Showcase Event recognises and celebrates the importance of Welsh language provision in health, social services and social care, and the exceptional achievements of individuals and teams.
Publication date: 11 October 2017
Long-Serving Healthcare Science staff recognised at University awards
Four staff members from the School of Healthcare Sciences were acclaimed at Bangor University’s 2016 Long Service Awards.
Publication date: 5 July 2016
Low Cancer Survival in UK linked to delays in referring patients for tests
Researchers based in the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research in Wrexham have recently completed their involvement in a new in-depth study of cancer that could pin-point ways to improve cancer survival rates in Wales.
Publication date: 12 June 2015
Major Festival of Behaviour Change announced
Behaviour change is widely recognised as an essential tool for public services and organisations responding to the considerable contemporary social and demographic changes we are experiencing in Wales, and beyond. A major Festival of Behaviour Change (#BehFest16) running for two weeks between 9-20 May at Bangor University, will showcase the latest thinking in applied behaviour change science, to individuals and organizations interested in learning about, designing, and implementing some of these behaviour change techniques for the benefit of their organisations or of the public at large.
Publication date: 27 April 2016
Major boost to train the next generation of trials methodologists
A partnership to train the next generation of trials methodologists has been awarded funding by the Medical Research Council through their Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) competition.
Publication date: 12 July 2021
Major report identifies significant gaps and weaknesses in children’s health information
Children and young people who have chronic health conditions or need operations don’t always have access to the high-quality, child-friendly information they need to understand what is happening to them. That is the key finding of a three-year study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme and led by Bangor and Cardiff Universities.
Publication date: 5 December 2011
Majority favours assisted dying
New international research reveals that the majority responding to questions about assisted suicide, are in favour. This contrasts with a recent review of research that suggests that UK doctors consistently oppose euthanasia. The results, drawn from the views of over 62,000 people who contributed views to a large number of research papers on the subject from different countries, reveals for the first time, that people from very different backgrounds and experience, on the whole, share similar views on this topic.
Publication date: 5 November 2012
Making Data Available for Research
SAIL and NWORTH Agree Strategic Collaboration SAIL (Secure Anonymised Information Linkage) and NWORTH (The Bangor Clinical Trials Unit, part of the University’s School of Healthcare Sciences ) have agreed to work together in a collaborative partnership. SAIL is a Wales-wide research resource focused on improving health, well-being and services
Publication date: 13 November 2015
Master class for learning disability nursing students
The School of Healthcare Sciences welcomed Mark Gray, a learning disability nurse and consultant in learning disability and sight loss to their ‘Learning Disability Community of Practice’ day.
Publication date: 21 June 2018
Masters’ student wins Learning and Work Institute award after graduating twice
A man from Conwy’s been called “remarkable” and “inspirational” after he turned caring for his mother into a full-time job; re-training and graduating for a second time.
Publication date: 19 July 2016
Media coverage for International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership
Publication date: 29 May 2015
Midwifery Student of the Year Success at National Awards
A School of Healthcare Sciences student has again won a top prize at the annual Nursing Tines Student Awards held each year in London. Following in the footsteps of previous category winners from Bangor this year Laura Thomas won the Student Midwife of the year category at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018. The Nursing Times judges highlighted Laura as “clearly a future leader for midwifery”.
Publication date: 3 May 2018
Midwifery reaches Stage 1 of the UK UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative University Accreditation
The Bachelor of Midwifery programme at Bangor University has reached “Stage 1” of their journey towards achievement of UK UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) University accreditation. They are keen to be the first midwifery programme in Wales to achieve full accreditation.
Publication date: 12 May 2016
Midwifery students tackling violence against women
Midwifery students from Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences recently presented a poster at the Maternity, Midwifery and Baby Forum conference in London.
Publication date: 11 February 2016
Midwives Scoop Awards
Two Bangor University staff have won prizes in the 2013 Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Awards recently.
Publication date: 22 November 2013
Mind the gap: Differences in attitudes to health and health improvement across Welsh society
A new report by Public Health Wales and Bangor University highlights stark differences in health-related opinions between people in Wales depending on their age and employment, and how they live their lives. People who said they feel healthy were more likely to agree (59 per cent) that the NHS should spend less on treating illness and more on preventing it than those who said they feel less healthy (46 per cent) - who may feel a greater need for health treatment.
Publication date: 13 March 2019
Minister hears about Health education and research
Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford visited Bangor University recently to hear first-hand about the latest developments regarding the University’s health-based research, nurse education and links with the NHS.
Publication date: 3 March 2014
Monumental arts project changing perceptions in Welsh care homes
An arts participatory project involving 122 care homes across Wales (nearly 20% of the total) has brought fundamental changes to the way staff view some of their most vulnerable residents. This was one of the key findings of an evaluation of Age Cymru’s cARTrefu project and presented to ministers and AMs at a special celebration in the Senedd today (Tuesday 10 October 2017).
Publication date: 10 October 2017
More psychiatric nurses needed to deal with Covid mental health crisis
A World Health Organisation warning about an explosion in cases of depression caused by the pandemic has led to a call for more people to apply to become mental health nurses by one of Wales’s leading training providers.
Publication date: 13 November 2020
More than eight in ten men in prison suffered childhood adversity – new report
Childhood adversity linked to more times in prison, violent offending and a history of time in youth offender institutions Male prisoners are much more likely than men in the wider population to have suffered childhood adversities such as child maltreatment or living in a home with domestic violence, according to a new report by Public Health Wales and Bangor University .
Publication date: 29 April 2019
Music set to bring comfort to Welsh speakers living with dementia
Welsh speakers living with dementia can now enjoy songs from their past in Welsh, thanks to a Bangor University and Merched y Wawr initiative supported by the Welsh Government to help care givers across Wales improve their quality of life. Music is said to help soothe, stimulate and bring to mind long-forgotten memories. As part of the initiative, care homes across Wales are to be provided with a new CD and playlist of specially curated Welsh language music.
Publication date: 19 July 2019
My Quest for a Dream Career
By Gracious M. Ali (MSc Public Health and Health Promotion -2017/18)
Publication date: 20 March 2018
National Assembly for Wales pilots Academic Fellowships with Bangor University
Two Bangor University academics are to share their expertise to enable Assembly Members to develop policy and practice for the benefit of the people of Wales. Dr Alexandra Plows of Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences and Dr Catrin Hedd Jones of the School of Healthcare Sciences will spend time working on specific projects alongside the Assembly’s Research Service under new Academic Fellowships being piloted by the National Assembly for Wales.
Publication date: 29 March 2017
National Award for Nesta
A Bangor University PhD student recently won a national award at the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Annual Conference in Cardiff. Nesta Roberts, 25, from Criccieth, won the annual Alun Islwyn Giles memorial nursing scholarship. The award was given towards her doctorate study and is for Royal College of Nursing members in Wales, to promote the advancement of the art and science within nursing.
Publication date: 13 June 2013
New Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Student Ambassadors appointed
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has recruited ambassadors at Bangor University, with the aim of encouraging more prospective students to study part of their degree courses through Welsh. They are among 23 ambassadors at six universities across Wales. Tegwen Bruce-Deans and Aled Siôn Storey Pritchard, at the School of Welsh & Celtic Studies , and Katy Williams and Briall Gwilym, at the School of Health Sciences will start their work this month and be responsible for completing various tasks throughout the year, with Elan Duggan also returning for another year.
Publication date: 17 February 2020
New MSc in Dementia Studies draws on academic and clinical expertise
The development of a new MSc in Dementia Studies this academic year represents an exciting opportunity for clinical staff involved in dementia care, both in the community and in hospital settings across North Wales, the UK and internationally. It was developed through partnership work between Bangor University, BCUHB and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. The MSc in Dementia Studies starts from the viewpoint of people living with dementia and then explores areas of clinical practice and research from this stance throughout the course, exploring important issues that confront people living with dementia and the best approaches to delivering excellent care.
Publication date: 30 August 2016
New Professorship embodies partnership working between University and Health Board
Debbie Roberts feels that she is in prime position to have an impact on nurse education, and to influence patient care, having taken up the Foundation of Nursing Studies Chair in Practice Learning, at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences . Her appointment to her unique role, supported by the Foundation of Nursing Studies ( FoNS ), straddles both clinical practice and learning. She is able to work with Bangor University’s students and with qualified nurses and other health professionals at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Her focus is to enhance and develop learning environments for the student nurses at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences and to support continuing professional development within the NHS across north Wales.
Publication date: 9 May 2017
New WHO recommendations: Optimizing health worker roles through task shifting
The World Health Organization’s recommendations on optimizing the roles of health workers aim to help address critical health workforce shortages that slow down progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A more rational distribution of tasks and responsibilities among cadres of health workers can significantly improve both access and cost-effectiveness – for example by training and enabling ‘mid-level’ and ‘lay’ health workers to perform specific interventions otherwise provided only by cadres with longer (and sometimes more specialized) training.
Publication date: 18 December 2012
New logo for NWORTH as the clinical trials unit continues to grow
The North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health and Social Care (NWORTH) is the UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit in North Wales (#23).
Publication date: 12 September 2018
New partnership for student counsellors
Bangor University, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, and the Primary Mental Health Counselling Service (PMHCS), part of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), are forming an exciting new partnership, working together to support MSc Counselling students.
Publication date: 5 July 2017
New research on meaningful short breaks for carers
Shared Care Scotland have recently commissioned the School of Health Sciences at Bangor University to complete a Scoping Review to better understand the research evidence into short breaks for carers (sometimes called respite care) and what this research tells us about the impact of short breaks for carers.
Publication date: 11 February 2019
New route to a nursing career
A Postgraduate Diploma programme in Adult Nursing introduced by Bangor University is the first course of its kind in North Wales. It offers recent graduates of life and social science a fast-track two-year route to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Publication date: 31 January 2018
New student society in running for UK Award
A student Society at Bangor University, which has only been in existence for five months, is in the running to receive a prestigious national Award.
Publication date: 18 March 2015
New study calculates alcohol cancer risk in cigarette equivalents to help communicate risk
The well-established link between cancer and tobacco may provide a way to help communicate the links between moderate levels of alcohol and cancer, and raise public awareness of alcohol-associated cancer risks, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. A team of researchers at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and University of Southampton have estimated the risk of cancer associated with drinking moderate levels of alcohol, and compared this to the risk of cancer associated with smoking.
Publication date: 28 March 2019
New study to assess safe staffing levels on hospital wards
Bangor University researchers will be working with the University of Southampton on a new study to assess the implementation, impact and costs of safe staffing policies for nursing in acute trusts.
Publication date: 19 May 2016
Nurse training in north Wales
Following a review of Non Medical Healthcare Education in Wales, and a subsequent tendering process, Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, has been successful in their bid for undergraduate nursing provision in North Wales.
Publication date: 18 February 2013
Nursing Lecturer (Welsh-medium) Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Nursing Lecturer (Welsh-medium) Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Publication date: 26 April 2013
Nursing at Bangor University goes from strength to strength but a limited number of places will be available during clearing
Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences has performed very well in recent University league tables whilst its Wrexham campus continues to benefit from further investment. The School was also delighted to recently be awarded a considerable uplift in funded student places from the Welsh Government meaning that its excellent courses, based at both Bangor & Wrexham campuses have additional spaces for September 2016 and April 2017 entry.
Publication date: 15 August 2016
OPSWISE – Improving the care of older people
A study led by Bangor University has provided a fresh insight into how health services for older people are carried out.
Publication date: 18 March 2016
Older people helping to grow the Welsh economy
With more people living and working in Wales past the age of 65 years, the contribution that they make to the Welsh economy is growing. So say health economists from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at Bangor University in their report Living well for longer: The economic argument for investing in the health and wellbeing of older people in Wales launched today (30 July 2018).
Publication date: 30 July 2018
One social hour a week in dementia care improves lives and saves money
Person-centred activities combined with just one hour a week of social interaction can improve quality of life and reduce agitation for people with dementia living in care homes, while saving money. The findings from a large-scale trial were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC) recently. The research was led by the University of Exeter, King’s College London and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, with participation from Bangor University, and was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Publication date: 19 July 2017
Over 3m investment in health research units at Bangor University
Over £3m is to be invested in integrated healthcare research at Bangor University over the next three years. The Welsh Government has announced £2.3m funding for two grants to the University, one of which is to be match-funded with the University’s own investment.
Publication date: 1 September 2015
Over 60 and online: New population health report finds older people in Wales actively involved in social media
Welsh over 60s are online and actively engaging in social media, and this could be an important tool for public health. 77 out of every 100 people in Wales aged 16 years and above use one or more social media platforms. 65 in that hundred people use social media on a daily basis. These insights are from a new report: Population Health in a Digital Age: Patterns in the use of social media in Wales published by Public Health Wales and Bangor University today.
Publication date: 28 January 2020
Patients with mouth and oesophageal cancers take longer to seek help from GP
PEOPLE with cancers of different parts of the mouth (oropharyngeal) and the oesophagus are waiting longer between first noticing a symptom and going to their GPs compared to patients with other types of cancers, according to research* published in the International Journal of Cancer , today (Tuesday).
Publication date: 11 February 2014
Peer support helping to magnify the wellbeing benefits of outdoor activities
With North Wales being described as the ‘Adventure Capital of Europe’ and this year being promoted as #yearofoutdoors, we are all being encouraged to celebrate our mountains, coast and countryside and to immerse ourselves in the nation’s natural beauty and reap the benefits to our wellbeing. A new and exciting study from Bangor is examining whether the wellbeing benefits can be increased for certain individuals when they are supported by people facing similar challenges, or ‘peers’.
Publication date: 30 January 2020
People with dementia benefit from goal-oriented therapy
Ninety people who are living with dementia and their carers from across north Wales, have contributed to new research findings which have shown that personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia to significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. The large-scale trial presented at the international Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 on Tuesday July 18, found that cognitive rehabilitation leads to people seeing satisfying progress in areas that enable them to maintain their functioning and independence.
Publication date: 18 July 2017
PhD opportunity in medication adherence research
Title: Defining outcome measures for medication adherence in clinical trials Supervisors: Professors Dyfrig Hughes (Bangor University), Bernard Vrijens (University of Liège & WestRock Healthcare), Ian White (MRC CTU, University College London)
Publication date: 12 January 2017
Pharmaceutical companies are profiting from rare diseases
Incentives intended to stimulate the development of more treatments for rare diseases are being exploited to boost the profits of pharmaceutical companies, new research led by Bangor University shows.
Publication date: 22 October 2016
Podium finish in National Awards for Student Midwives Society
A student Society at Bangor University, which has only been in existence for five months, has won national recognition for excellence.
Publication date: 1 April 2015
Poorer children priced out of learning instruments but school music programmes benefit the wider community
Years of austerity in the UK have bitten away at school budgets, and the arts have suffered heavily. Schools can no longer afford to employ teaching assistants , so it is little wonder that local authorities have cut school music funding . Schools are responsible for their own budgets, and musical instrument lessons that were traditionally subsidised by councils have been cut down in some districts . Now, the Musicians’ Union has found that children living in the poorest areas are no longer getting the exposure to music and the arts that they so often only get in school. With parents being asked to subside instrument lessons, 41% of low-income families have said that they cannot do so due to their limited household budget. This article by Eira Winrow , PhD Research Candidate and Research Project Support Officer and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards , Professor of Health Economics, at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicinces Evaluation is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article .
Publication date: 13 November 2018
Poster award for CHEME at International Society for Pharmaco Economic and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) conference
Members of the pharmacoeconomics and medicines evaluation section of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) attended the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual European Congress at Glasgow on the 6 th -8 th November.
Publication date: 15 November 2017
Prestigious UK Teaching Awards for Bangor Lecturers
Professor James Intriligator and Peggy Murphy of Bangor University’s College of Health & Behavioural Sciences received their National Teaching Fellows for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning at an award ceremony recently.
Publication date: 16 October 2014
Preventable trauma in childhood costs North America and Europe $1.3 trillion a year
Across Europe and North America the long-term impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on health and productivity is equivalent to 1.3 trillion dollars a year, according to a new paper published in the Lancet Public Health . The cost is equivalent to a massive three per cent of the two regions’ combined Gross Domestic Product - or 1,000 dollars a year for every person in North America and Europe.
Publication date: 4 September 2019
Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone appointed as BCUHB Independent Board member
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone of Bangor University has been appointed as an independent board member to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board .
Publication date: 7 May 2014
Professor receives Honorary membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health
Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Co-Director of the C entre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation , Schools of Health Sciences and Medical Sciences , is being presented with an Honorary membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health, at an Award Ceremony at the Faculty Conference in Manchester today (2 nd July).
Publication date: 2 July 2014
Professor Jane Noyes selected to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Bangor University is pleased to announce that Professor Jane Noyes, has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy).
Publication date: 16 September 2021
Professor listed among world’s most influential researchers
Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Health Services & Implementation Research at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences has been ranked among the world’s most influential researchers. One significant and important measure of academic research is how often academic research papers are cited or referenced in other academic articles. Prof Rycroft-Malone’s work is listed in the newly published Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list, which represents the world’s leading scientific minds. Prof Rycroft-Malone is among over three thousand researchers from across the globe earning the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers-ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, which has been judged by peers to be of particular significance and earning them the mark of exceptional impact.
Publication date: 26 June 2014
Prudent Health – Bangor explores ways to assist the Welsh Government
A health delegation from Welsh Government visited Bangor University to visit the Welsh Centre for Behaviour Change (WCBC) and discuss the government Prudent Health agenda. WCBC are currently writing a chapter for the Prudent Health ebook ( prudenthealthcare.org.uk ) to help bring the knowledge of behaviour change science to prudent healthcare issues.
Publication date: 17 December 2014
Pupils get taste of Uni Life
Almost 50 pupils from schools and colleges throughout North Wales got to experience university life for themselves at Bangor University recently.
Publication date: 11 July 2018
Queens Nurse Award for Bangor Lecturer
A Bangor University lecturer has been awarded a prestigious title for her contribution to community nursing.
Publication date: 13 June 2016
Queen’s Nurse title for Bangor Lecturer
A lecturer at Bangor University has been rewarded for her outstanding community nursing by receiving the title ‘Queen’s Nurse’. Jane Wright has received The Queen’s Nurse Award, which comes with the Queens’ Nurse title, from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). A registered charity which has the Queen as its patron, the Institute is dedicated to improving the nursing care of people in their own homes and communities.
Publication date: 19 November 2014
REF 2014: Outstanding quality of health research in Bangor University
The Head of the School of Healthcare Sciences has welcomed the REF 2014 results, in which 95% of health research at Bangor University was recognised as world-leading and internationally excellent .
Publication date: 19 December 2014
Raising a glass to the holidays
Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. Previous surveys on alcohol consumption have not accounted for all the alcohol that is sold. Research, funded by Alcohol Research UK and published in the open access journal BMC Medicine , appears to have found many of these ‘missing units’. Also published today, an article " England's missing booze: 12 million more bottles drunk per week than previously thought " has been published on The Conversation . It was written by Christine Griffin at University of Bath and Mark Bellis at Bangor University
Publication date: 22 May 2015
Recognise & Respond; Safer Care & Detecting Deterioration
On the 20 th of September 2017 Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences hosted an interactive conference for children’s nurses from across North Wales and England.
Publication date: 25 September 2017
Research Student Conference 8th Oct
Publication date: 20 September 2012
Research involving Bangor University with relevance full recovery for Covid-19 patients cited by European Parliament
Research by Professor Dyfrig Hughes of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation in School of Health Sciences into the economic impact of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – was published recently in the journal Healthcare.
Publication date: 7 May 2020
Research partnership projects under the spotlight
Some exciting projects involving Bangor University academics working in partnership with communities, charities, government bodies, and businesses – both local and international – are being highlighted at Bangor University this Friday (8 December). In all, seventeen of 52 projects funded through an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) Impact Acceleration Account at Bangor University are featured at the event.
Publication date: 7 December 2017
Research reveals how housing improvements can lead to health benefits
Warmer homes can improve the health of social housing tenants and reduce NHS service use according to health economists at Bangor University. Working with Gentoo housing association and Nottingham City Homes, Health Economists at the University’s Centre for Health Economics & Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) evaluated the costs and outcomes associated with social housing improvements and found a link between warmer homes and improved health for social housing tenants and reduced NHS service use.
Publication date: 5 October 2017
Responding to adverse childhood experiences - An evidence review
Public Health Wales’ Policy, Research and International Development directorate in conjunction with the Public Health Collaborating Unit at Bangor University, has produced a new report ‘ Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences’ . The new report, developed by Dr Lisa Di Lemma, examines evidence across a variety of programmes responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The report looked at programmes and interventions for 11 individual ACE types, and ACEs as a collective term, to identify common approaches across programmes.
Publication date: 16 May 2019
Royal reception for Ephraim and his research
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex showed particular interest in the work of Bangor University Masters student Dr Ephraim Kisangala, a Commonwealth Scholarship student from Uganda, who she met at a London reception recently. Ephraim, a GP in Uganda who is studying P ublic Health and Health Promotion at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences, was invited to meet the Duchess of Sussex at an Association of Commonwealth Universities event to announce the Duchess becoming the Association’s Royal Patron.
Publication date: 1 February 2019
Sacrifice leads to success
A clinical nurse specialist from Kenya graduates with distinction from Bangor University this week. Bernard Ojiambo Okeah, 32, from Busia, Kenya graduated with an MSc Public Health & Health Promotion degree feeling “genuinely proud of this achievement”.
Publication date: 13 December 2019
Safe Care, Compassionate Care - A National Governance Framework to Enable High Quality Care / Francis Report
Safe Care, Compassionate Care - A National Governance Framework to Enable High Quality Care / Francis Report
Publication date: 14 February 2013
Safety=Design: Saving thousands of lives and millions of pounds
A project launched in collaboration with Bangor University has the potential of saving thousands of lives by simplifying the way symptoms are identified by healthcare staff and patients.
Publication date: 30 March 2016
Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities
Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities. The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.
Publication date: 9 August 2017
Saving millions by giving babies in Wales the best start in life
Investing in programmes and services promoting the best start in life for our infants and children could deliver financial savings over the short and long term in Wales. So argue health economists at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation ( CHEME ) at Bangor University in their report “Transforming Young Lives – The Economic Argument for Investing in Early Years” launched today (13th October 2016). CHEME is part of the University’s School of Healthcare Sciences and contributes to the Bangor Institute for Health & Medical Research (BIHMR) which brings together health research across the University.
Publication date: 13 October 2016
School of Health Sciences MOOC shortlisted for Nursing Times Award 2020
A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), developed by staff at School of Health Sciences , supported by Bethan Jones from the Learning Technology Unit, and in conjunction with Tracey Cooper, Interim Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards this year.
Publication date: 10 September 2020
School of Health student Jade Parsons has been shortlisted for the BJM Awards 2019’s student midwife of the year
Publication date: 21 January 2019
Senedd Research publishes new briefing paper by Bangor academic
A new briefing paper on Early Child Education and Care (ECEC) written by Dr David Dallimore of the School of Health Sciences has been published by the National Assembly of Wales’ Senedd Research Service. This briefing is the first in a series of three, providing a quick guide to early childhood education and care (ECEC). It introduces the concept of ECEC, sets out evidence for different approaches to ECEC and relates this to current policy in Wales.
Publication date: 28 May 2019
Services to Bilingual Healthcare Awarded
A project to provide Welsh cautionary labels has won the prize for Services to Bilingual Healthcare in the inaugural Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Achievement Awards. The partners in the project were the Language Technologies Unit (LTU) at Canolfan Bedwyr and the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at Bangor University, together with the pharmacy team at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
Publication date: 23 November 2016
Sharing information to support patient’s health
People using the local community hospital in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, are hearing about charities which might support them or provide more information about their condition under a new initiative.
Publication date: 26 October 2021
Significant barriers to timely diagnosis of dementia and access to post-diagnostic support found across five European countries
Significant barriers to timely diagnosis of Alzheimer have been found across Europe, according to a report presented today at the European Parliament. The findings of the five-country study funded by Alzheimer Europe and led by Prof Bob Woods of Bangor University’s College of Healthcare Sciences identified the following:
Publication date: 26 June 2018
Six from Bangor University appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders
Six health and social care researchers at Bangor University have been appointed Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders by Health Care Research Wales.
Publication date: 25 March 2016
Snow update- Wrexham Campus
Our Wrexham Campus, including the Library will be closed tomorrow due to the snow, but will re-open on Tuesday. The Bangor campus remains open as normal.
Publication date: 10 December 2017
Social Science research improves quality of life and care for people with dementia
Research by Bangor University, which was carried out in several care homes in north Wales, is featured in a booklet launched in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15 March. The latest issue of the Campaign for Social Science’s ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences’ briefings focuses on a number of research projects on dementia at universities in the UK.
Publication date: 14 March 2016
Staff & students race Dragons to raise money for St David’s Hospice!
The School of Healthcare Sciences had a fantastic day as they descended onto the once peaceful but always beautiful Lake Padarn in Llanberis for the St. David’s Hospice Dragon boat challenge.
Publication date: 6 July 2017
Stroke survivors needed as coaches
An exciting new research project, which aims to improve the life quality of stroke sufferers, is underway in north Wales. The ‘People Power’ project will bring together recent stroke patients and stroke survivors to share experiences and help them on their road to recovery. Many people who suffer a stroke find it difficult to get back to the sort of social and family activities that were important to them before their stroke. Being able to get out and about, visiting friends, or finding new hobbies can be difficult, and often people lack the confidence to ‘give things a go’.
Publication date: 23 October 2014
Student Midwives Inspired to Raise Funds for Victims of Violence
A group of first year students at Bangor University have been inspired to raise funds, following a subject of study on their course.
Publication date: 31 March 2015
Student Nursing Times Award Shortlists
Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences is delighted that one of our midwifery students, Jonathan Cliffe, has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the 2015 Student Nursing Times Awards. Jonathan is one of seven student midwives from across the United Kingdom in the Student Midwife of the Year Category.
Publication date: 20 March 2015
Student Nursing Times Award Shortlists Two Bangor University students
Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences is delighted that two students, Abigail Sinnett and Francesca Elner, have been shortlisted in the 2016 Student Nursing Times Awards . Abigail is one of nine student midwives from across the United Kingdom in the Student Midwife of the Year Category. Francesca is one of ten student nurses from across the United Kingdom in the Student Nurse of the Year: Adult Category.
Publication date: 31 March 2016
Student award illustrates commitment to supporting the provision of bilingual health services
Elain Fôn Jones, second year learning disability student nurse was awarded the Welsh Language Skills Certificate with excellence this week.
Publication date: 25 August 2015
Student makes an impact with vital vitamin campaign
A Bangor University PhD student has had her campaign on making injectable vitamin B12 available over the counter from pharmacies heard in Jane Hunt MP’s speech during a Westminster Hall debate.
Publication date: 22 July 2021
Student nurse success: Welsh language Skills Certificate
Congratulations to eleven nursing students for successfully achieving the Language Skills Certificate awarded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Publication date: 21 June 2018
Student volunteers help to support the recovery of mental health patients
People with complex mental health problems are being supported in their recovery thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of student volunteers.
Publication date: 5 February 2018
Study examines number of GP visits before cancer patients are referred to specialists
Study examines number of GP visits before cancer patients are referred to specialists Patient information reveals women, young people, ethnic minorities and people with less common cancers have the highest number of pre-referral consultations
Publication date: 24 February 2012
Study into life-long impact of child abuse wins national acclaim
A study that identifies how abused children are more likely to be victims of violence in later life has been awarded the Office for National Statistics (ONS) award for research excellence.
Publication date: 25 October 2021
Tears and laughter as young and old share experiences
Over recent months, in care centres across Wales, an innovative social experiment has been taking place - and the results are astonishing. In a new series of three emotional programmes on S4C, starting Sunday, 10 December, Hen Blant Bach shows what can happen when six children share their day care with a group of pensioners - and the potential transformational effects it can have.
Publication date: 7 December 2017
Tenovus Funded PhD Studentship
Patient choice in prostate cancer hormone treatment (Continuous androgen deprivation vs intermittent androgen deprivation)
Publication date: 15 June 2015
The Appliance of Science!
Bangor University’s Science Festival is back for its seventh year and welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science through talks hands-on activities exhibitions demonstrations - all free to attend.
Publication date: 16 February 2017
The Coleg Cymraeg appoints new Higher Education Ambassadors from Bangor University
They will represent the Coleg Cymraeg in a variety of ways online, including by giving presentations, creating and contributing to the Coleg's social media content, writing blogs and creating 'Sŵn y Stiwdants' podcasts.
Publication date: 16 February 2021
The Toddlers who took on Dementia
“The Toddlers who Took on Dementia” is a BBC Wales documentary that follows three days of planned activities which aimed to examine what happens when nursery children come together with people living with Dementia.
Publication date: 21 May 2018
The alcohol harm paradox explained
New research from a collaboration including Bangor University, Liverpool John Moores University and Alcohol Research UK explains why people in deprived communities have higher levels of alcohol-related ill health than people in non-deprived communities, despite drinking the same amounts of alcohol – the alcohol harm paradox.
Publication date: 18 February 2016
The arts can enhance relationships between dementia care staff and care home residents
The arts have been shown to affirm dementia care staff skills and confidence, enabling meaningful exchanges with residents that can be creative, ‘in the moment’, spontaneous and improvised. A partnership between Bangor University’s DSDC Wales Research Centre (the research group from Ageing & Dementia at Bangor in School of Health Sciences ), Dementia Positive , TenFiveTen Consultancy and Flintshire County Council Social Services resulted in an 18-month research project which developed and tested Creative Conversations , an art-based staff development programme for the dementia care workforce.
Publication date: 1 April 2019
The ethical procurement of healthcare products
Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences contributed to Fairtrade Fortnight with a seminar led by Lucy Bryning, a researcher from CHEME ( Centre for Health Economics and Medical Evaluation ) and Jude Field, a midwifery lecturer and member of the University Fairtrade Steering Group. The seminar focused on ethical concerns surrounding the manufacturing and NHS procurement of medical supplies, such as surgical instruments, textiles and examination gloves.
Publication date: 9 March 2017
Third Annual Presents for Patients charity drive!
The School of Health Sciences, Nursing Society is collecting gifts to hand out to patients for a third year as the Presents for Patients appeal returns.
Publication date: 12 December 2018
Third of people in Wales use digital technology to self-diagnose – new report
More than a third of people in Wales (34 per cent) use digital technology to self-diagnose health conditions, whilst only 14 per cent make a healthcare appointment online. These insights are from a novel survey exploring how people in Wales use digital technology to support and monitor their health, by Public Health Wales and Bangor University.
Publication date: 30 May 2019
Third year Midwifery student receives special recognition award.
Third year BM Midwifery student Jade Parsons has received a special recognition from the Mama awards in Glasgow.
Publication date: 6 June 2019
Times Higher magazine asks the questions
The Times Higher magazine speaks to Professor Jo Rycroft Malone, one of the most highly cited global researchers, about her move to become director of the health services and delivery programme at the NIHR
Publication date: 5 February 2015
To be a Chevener, by Julius Alejandre
Julius Alejandre writes about his experience of gaining a Chevening Scholarship for the MSc Public Health & Health Promotion at the School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University.
Publication date: 29 September 2017
Top Student Nurse Graduates
Through hard work and commitment, a Bangor University student will be graduating with a first-class Bachelor of Nursing – Learning Disabilities degree this week.
Publication date: 12 July 2013
Translating public health economics research into policy and practice
A public health economics expert has highlighted research suggesting that investing in early years has the potential to save millions of pounds across public sectors in Wales, to the National Assembly for Wales ’Children, Young People and Education Committee consultation on the ‘First 1,000 Days’ .
Publication date: 6 February 2017
Treatment of chloroquine poisoning
Research by Bangor University’s Professor Dyfrig Hughes has provided important evidence on the safety of treatments that are being tested for use in COVID-19.
Publication date: 28 May 2020
Trial to answer dilemma of treating childhood epilepsy
One of the largest ever clinical trials in children with epilepsy, which has just been launched, aims to find out which treatment approach works best for children and their families. The nationwide CASTLE trial, led by Professor Deb Pal from King’s College London and Professor Paul Gringras from the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and in collaboration with Professor Dyfrig Hughes from Bangor University, is one of the only trials to compare antiepileptic drugs against active monitoring with no medication.
Publication date: 28 March 2019
True cost of gambling underestimated, say new publications
The current focus on individual ‘problem gamblers’ fails to take into account the full health and social cost of gambling because it overlooks the wider impact on families, friends and communities, according to new work published today . The joint work by Bangor University, Public Health Wales, Heather Wardle Research and Swansea University also shows that problem gambling rates are highest in the most deprived communities of Wales
Publication date: 29 January 2019
Twenty years on mum of six achieves her dream to become a nurse
A mum-of-six has finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse 20 years after she gave up her studies to have a baby – overcoming the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in the process.
Publication date: 18 September 2020
Two Bangor University Professor shortlisted in the inaugural Welsh Women’s Awards
Two Professors at Bangor University have been shortlisted in the inaugural Welsh Women’s Awards 2019 . Both Clare Wilkinson and Debbie Roberts of the School of Health Sciences have been shortlisted for the Services to Education Award.
Publication date: 27 March 2019
Two Excellence in Teaching Awards received by North Wales Clinical School
Two North Wales Clinical School tutors, Einir Mowll and Catrin Roberts, have been awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards from Cardiff University School of Medicine.
Publication date: 12 May 2015
Two prestigious RCBC awards for Bangor’s Institute for Health and Medical Research
BIHMR is delighted that Robert Goldsmith, NHS Physiotherapist based in Cardiff, and Patricia Masterson-Algar, a rehabilitation postgraduate researcher in Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences , have both been successful in attracting Welsh Government RCBC Wales funding aimed at increasing collaboration and research capacity in nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions across Wales.
Publication date: 14 June 2017
University trains up 170 extra intensive care staff to fight pandemic
A 170-strong team of nursing staff have been trained to work in critical care units across North Wales and save as many lives as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Publication date: 1 May 2020
Wales to launch ground-breaking dementia research service
A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches in Wales today (2/7/15). Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research in Wales by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, and helping researchers find the right participants at the right time. Mark Drakeford, Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services will make the announcement during a visit to the Wales Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Bangor University.
Publication date: 2 July 2015
Wales’ first prescribing Physiotherapists
Four physiotherapists working for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have become the first among their profession in Wales to be able to prescribe medication for their patients, as a General Practitioner would do.
Publication date: 8 September 2014
Want to develop 'grit'? Take up surfing
My friend, Joe Weghofer, is a keen surfer, so when he was told he’d never walk again, following a 20ft spine-shattering fall, it was just about the worst news he could have received. Yet, a month later, Joe managed to stand. A further month, and he was walking. Several years on, he is back in the water, a board beneath his feet. Joe has what people in the field of positive psychology call “grit”, and I believe surfing helped him develop this trait. This article by Rhi Willmot , PhD Researcher in Behavioural and Positive Psychology, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article .
Publication date: 20 July 2017
Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life
Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research. The large-scale investigation published in the journal PLOS Medicine and led by Prof Linda Clare of the University of Exeter, recently of Bangor University’s School of Psychology used data from more than 2,000 mentally fit people over the age of 65, and examined the theory that experiences in early or mid life which challenge the brain make people more resilient to changes resulting from age or illness – they have higher “cognitive reserve”.
Publication date: 24 April 2017
Welcome to Death Café at Bangor University
Welcome to Death Café at Bangor University
Publication date: 30 April 2018
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust paramedic secures prestigious PhD Fellowship!
Congratulations to Christopher Evans on being awarded a RCBC Wales PhD Fellowship at Bangor University.
Publication date: 28 October 2016
Welsh Government report highlights the importance of Bangor’s new Health and Medical Research Institute
In the recent report “ Delivering Science for Wales 2015-16 ” the annual report on the Welsh Governments science strategy describes the launch of the new Bangor Institute of Health & Medical Research (BIHMR) in February as on of the years highlights.
Publication date: 29 April 2016
Welsh Government to explore proposals for a North Wales medical school
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has set-up a group to examine the feasibility of a North Wales medical school. The Welsh Government is already providing £7m a year to fund undergraduate medical training in North Wales and is now looking to explore a proposal by Bangor University and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for a new medical school.
Publication date: 26 September 2020
Welsh people want more done to prevent illness and improve their health - even if it means spending less on healthcare
53 per cent of people in Wales agree that more money should be spent on preventing illness and less on treating it. Only 15 per cent disagreed. The national Stay Well in Wales survey , run by Public Health Wales and Bangor University, found that the Welsh public have a strong preference for more public health regulation and intervention.
Publication date: 16 February 2018
Welsh students well-represented at Florence Nightingale Memorial Service
Six Bangor University students recently took part in a ceremonial service at Westminster Abbey.
Publication date: 18 May 2015
What Adverse Childhood experiences are costing European economies
Deficits in child and family support created by COVID-19 must be urgently addressed
Publication date: 9 November 2021
What a difference a break makes: a vision for the future of short breaks for unpaid carers in Wales
A report, commissioned by the Welsh Government, outlining a vision for the future of short breaks for unpaid carers in Wales has been published.
Publication date: 29 September 2021
What supplements do scientists use, and why?
Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry . But, unlike pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of these products don’t have to prove that their products are effective, only that they are safe – and that’s for new supplements only. We wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and money) so we asked six scientists – experts in everything from public health to exercise physiology – to name a supplement they take each day and why they take it. Here is what they said. Turmeric Simon Bishop, lecturer in public health and primary care, Bangor University Turmeric is more familiar as an ingredient in South Asian cooking, adding an earthy warmth and fragrance to curried dishes, but, in recent years, it has also garnered attention for its potential health benefits. I have been taking ground turmeric root as a dietary supplement for around two years, but I have been interested in its use in Ayurvedic medicine for far longer. This article by Simon Bishop , School of Healthcare Sciences , Bangor University ; Graeme Close , Liverpool John Moores University ; Haleh Moravej , Manchester Metropolitan University ; Justin Roberts , Anglia Ruskin University ; Neil Williams , Nottingham Trent University , and Tim Spector , King's College London , was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article .
Publication date: 11 January 2018
What’s the best way to assist children with diabetes to look after themselves?
A new study co-led by Bangor University and Cardiff University with a team of experts from across the UK is seeking to establish the best way of presenting information in order to help children and young people with type 1 diabetes look after themselves.
Publication date: 14 February 2011
Why PrEP takers should still use condoms with HIV+ partners
Condoms have been the mainstay of safer sex messages for 30 years as the best way of reducing HIV transmission. In 2012, however, the US food and drug administration licensed a drug to prevent people from contracting HIV, which had previously only been used to treat the infection. This small blue pill was called Truvada , and so pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) was born. By this stage, evidence of the safety and effectiveness of Truvada in reducing HIV transmission was already strong, especially among men who have sex with men. The US decision to licence the drug was quickly followed by World Health Organisation guidelines also supporting the use of Truvada for PrEP, not as an alternative to condom use, but rather as part of a broader HIV prevention approach that included condoms. This article by Simon Bishop , Lecturer in Public Health and Primary Care, School of Healthcare Sciences was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article .
Publication date: 12 December 2017
Workplace intervention improves overall self-reported health and job satisfaction
A report by Bangor University highlights that providing employees with paid time to engage in physical activity is a viable method, viewed positively by employees, which leads to positive health outcome changes.
Publication date: 18 December 2020
Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain and sickness absence
Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, four out of every five people experience back pain at some point in their life. In the UK, back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor , and missed work . In fact, absence from work due to back problems costs British employers more than £3 billion every year . But there is a potentially easy way to prevent this problem: yoga. Our new research has found that exercises from the ancient Indian practice can have very positive benefits for back problems. Our findings suggest that yoga programmes consisting of stretching, breathing, and relaxation methods can reduce sickness absence due to back pain and musculoskeletal conditions.
Publication date: 8 December 2017
Your chance to influence the Student Experience
Nominations are now open for student representatives within the School of Healthcare Sciences
Publication date: 10 October 2014
Bangor student nurse shortlisted for national award
The School of Healthcare Sciences is delighted to announce that Robson Sengwe (3 rd year student Nurse from Bangor University’s Wrexham Campus) has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Student Nursing Times 2017 award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs.
Publication date: 17 March 2017
£1.8m funding for major new study into management of bleeding after childbirth
£1.8m funding from the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has been awarded to run a large study into the drug treatment of bleeding after childbirth (COPE).
Publication date: 21 June 2017
‘Caring’ Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse helped granddaughter say final goodbye to grandad through virtual call
A student nurse has been praised for her care and compassion after she set up a virtual phone call to allow a granddaughter to say goodbye to her grandad.
Publication date: 18 February 2021