News

Ambulance pressure: Life on the frontline

The BBC followed specialist paramedic, and Oxford Brookes lecturer, Georgett Eaton on a typical day as a paramedic.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Brookes to jointly host international conference on healthcare

This week (6-9 September) Oxford Brookes will jointly host the eighth international conference on interprofessional practice and education (IPE); the first time in 10 years it has been hosted in Europe. The conference, All Together Better Health (ATBH), is the leading global IPE conference, bringing together healthcare providers and industry leaders, educators, students and policymakers to advance interprofessionalism locally, regionally and worldwide.

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Relevant areas: PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony 2016

The 4th Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony was held on the 28th of June, in The Lounge, John Henry Brookes Building at Headington Campus to celebrate excellence in student placement provision by health and social care service providers.

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Relevant areas: all departments

Brookes students praise health and social care providers for excellent learning experience

The Placement of the Year Awards celebrate excellent placements and learning environments provided by health and social care providers from 350 placement providers, including local NHS Trusts the Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as placement providers in London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Gloucestershire.

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Relevant areas: Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Honorary doctorates awarded as part of 125th anniversary of nurse education in Oxford

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of nurse education in Oxford this year, Dame Julie Moore and Professor Judith Ellis MBE will receive honorary doctorates.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Brookes lecturer wins nursing award for cancer research

The Royal College of Nursing held their RCNi Nurse Awards 2016 on Friday 6 May recognising and celebrating nurse innovators. Research conducted by the Bone Cancer Research Trust Perceptions of Patients and Professionals about Participation in Clinical Trials (BCRT PoPP) study team won the Excellence in Cancer Research Award sponsored by Cancer Research UK. The lead author of the published study was Verna Lavender, Senior Lecturer in Cancer Care at Oxford Brookes University.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

NIHR Oxford BRC/BRU Principal Fellowship Award

We are delighted to announce that Professor Debra Jackson PhD FACN has been awarded the NIHR Oxford BRC/BRU Principal Fellowship. A total of £675,000 has been awarded to senior Oxford researchers to support research that will have a direct benefit on NHS care. The NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Unit in Musculoskeletal Disease (BRU) have announced the successful applicants for its first Principal Fellow Competition.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Paramedic Science Team success at international conference in Turkey

Brookes' Paramedic Team was the highest placed international team at a conference competition held in Turkey in December. The team, which was invited to Turkey as UK participants at the Turkish Paramedic Society International Conference and Ambulance Rally, was placed fourth out of fifty teams and first in an exercise on the management of a cardiac arrest on the beach.

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Relevant areas: Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Oxford Brookes Swindon is moving

Oxford Brookes University has been teaching three year Adult Nursing Degree and Diploma courses at the Ferndale Campus since 1999. Together with our Operating Department Practice diploma course and CPD provision, we have a flourishing student community that is continuing to grow.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Oxford to lead work towards more personalised care for patients

26 October 2015, Oxford (UK): Oxford is today named as a centre for excellence leading the drive to tailor more treatments to the needs of individual patients. A Precision Medicine Catapult centre will be established in Oxford bringing together business and research to develop new products and services.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

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