News: November 2017

The School of Healthcare Sciences has released its November 2017-April 2018 Short course booklet!

We are offering a wide range of short courses/events/CPD session

Publication date: 28 November 2017

The School of Healthcare Sciences would like to congratulate Sophie Burgess, who was nominated for the Student Nurse of the Year Award 2017 and awarded runners up.

Sophie, who is now in her 3rd year, has made a significant impact to how to the school welcomes its student groups. She is a genuine advocate for the Welsh language and is fully bilingual herself, Sophie has helped to develop the Welsh Champions Project led by the Coleg Cymraeg Students to raise awareness of the Active Offer within healthcare in Wales.

Publication date: 28 November 2017

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

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

Betsi Quthing International Health Partnership: Adventure of a Betsi Midwife in Lesotho

Julie Roberts, Lecturer in Midwifery for the School of Healthcare Sciences Bangor Univerity-

It seemed such an innocuous question at the time, “Who fancies going to Lesotho to teach obstetric emergency skills?” I took a deep breath and heard the words emanating from my mouth “That’s something I might be interested in!”

Publication date: 21 November 2017

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 6th-8th November.

Publication date: 15 November 2017

Bangor University’s Healthcare Sciences research staff are working with The Wales Cancer Partnership


A number of Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences research staff and PhD students in Wrexham are working within the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research (NWCPCR), on charity-funded cancer research projects. 


Publication date: 3 November 2017