News: February 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.

Publication date: 23 February 2017

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

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

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

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