January 2016


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New Institute of Healthcare Policy and Practice Launched

The School officially launched its new Institute of Healthcare Policy & Practice (HPP) at an event held at Hamilton Campus on Thursday 21 January 2016.   The event, which was officially opened by Hugh Masters,…


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Midwifery adventures in Uganda

Hilary Patrick, Senior Lecturer and LME, has returned a few images from her experience supporting the RCM Momentum project in Uganda.  She reports the trip is going well, interrupted only with frequent mosquito bites and…


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Guest Post on Alzheimers Scotland's Blog this week

Well done Dr Karen Watchman, who is this weeks guest Blogger on the Alzheimers Scotland Blog “Lets Talk About Dementia” a blog designed to share the work and practice of the allied health professionals (AHP’s)…



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Funding Opportunity for UWS Staff and Students

Dr Karen Watchman has secured seedcorn funding from the RS Macdonald Trust. This is to enable UWS staff in any of our School’s to develop a pilot study, evaluation project or related activity that includes people…


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Our Professor Nominated for Scotswoman of the Year

Professor Debbie Tolson has been nominated for the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year award. Professor Tolson was shortlisted for this award, which will be presented at a ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday…



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FIT students lead by example

A fitness programme led by our student nurses is aiming to change the shape of Scotland’s healthcare. Following a recent study which revealed that 70 per cent of nurses in Scotland are overweight, UWS students…


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Innovative midwifery project in Uganda.

Hilary Patrick, Senior Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education (LME) at UWS, will be embarking on a 4 week trip to Uganda as part of the MOMENTUM project, funded by THET and led by the…