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Health Economics through the life course: Contributing to evidence and impact

Bangor University’s Centre of Health Economics and Medical Evaluation (CHEME) hosted a Core Event for Bangor Institute or Health and Medical Research (BIHMR) and Welsh Health Economic Support Service (WHESS.) The afternoon was opened by the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Hughes who stated “Health Economics has never been more important,”

Publication date: 12 October 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

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

Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences develop teaching resources with a grant from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Publication date: 9 October 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

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

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

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

Recognise & Respond; Safer Care & Detecting Deterioration

On the 20th 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

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