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CARDS is an innovative educational programme for pre-qualifying health and social care students. It is aimed at improving the education and training of health and social care students to work effectively with people with dementia, through theoretical components and an opportunity to interact with people with dementia in a care home.

Dr Annette Boaz publishes research investigating an accelerated form of experience-based co-design (EBCD).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students for a funded three-year full-time PhD studentship starting April 2013. The application deadline is 5pm Friday, 11 January 2013.

NHS London (the organisation that funds adult nursing and physiotherapy courses for London) is currently running a process to confirm which Universities will be offering adult nursing and physiotherapy courses for students from September 2012. NHS London is doing this to ensure that you receive the highest quality education and you are well prepared to enter the NHS workforce once qualified.

The first ever Kingston University Talent Award ceremony was held on the 12 June 2013, organised by the Careers and Employability Team and hosted by Tim Campbell MBE of Apprentice fame, the first winner of The Apprentice. It celebrated the talents of students, staff and business partnerships.

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London are proud to again support the Student Nursing Times Awards to recognise outstanding students and lecturers that show clinical prowess and academic excellence.

The 2014 Guardian university league table was published on 4 June. In the subject rankings Kingston remains a strong performer in Education (ranked 6) and Art and Design (11).

Shanti BofoarRecent Social Work graduate Shanti Bofoar, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the national Social Worker of the Year awards.

Social work graduate Shanti Boafor won the Silver Award (runner-up) for Student Social Worker of the Year at the recently held Social Worker of the Year Awards 2014.

Neomi Bennett, Managing Director of Neo-Innovations, who is an alumna of Kingston and St George’s School of Nursing and also inventor of the Neo- slip socks is one of Health Service Journal’s 50 Black and Minority Ethnic pioneers of 2014.

This recently held conference at St George’s was dedicated to supporting and encouraging normal birth. Over 300 delegates and renowned professionals came together to talk about contemporary research and clinical practice in support of physiological birth.

Kingston and St George’s won awards in three categories out of the 18 awarded at the Student Nursing Times Awards held on 7 May 2015.

The Centre for Paramedic Science has announced plans to utilise new research, simulation techniques and technology to streamline and share learning. New initiatives include: a brand new simulation suite which will allow students to practice in realistic home environments; two new study programmes, one for new beginners and a ‘top-up’ for professionals; research on the challenges faced by paramedics when assisting patients with dementia and a small scale project exploring the accuracy of ambulance despatch decisions made by NHS 111 clinical advisors.

The 7th Europaediatrics Congress of the European Paediatric Association (EPA) and the Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations (UNEPSA), will be held in Florence, Italy from 11th to 16th May.

School of Nursing shortlisted for a record number of awards celebrating excellence in studies and commitment to the healthcare profession.

Find out how the funding will be changing in 2017.

Nikki, 3rd year Adult nursing student developed a Compassion in Care noticeboard at Parkview Health Centre whilst on her district nursing placement.

Kingston and St George’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is delighted to participate in the doctoral studentship programme being offered by Kingston University for students to commence in October 2015.

The Application to Improve Motivation (AiM) is the result of three years research to create the most effective mobile application to motivate people to change their lives for the better.

The Director of Nursing from Health Education England – the new national organisation leading education, training and workforce development across the healthcare system – has visited the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to see some of the pioneering work being undertaken to recruit high-calibre nursing students.

Degree-level nursing courses at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education are among the first in the United Kingdom to have been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

School of Radiography staff and students have worked together to publish two articles in leading trade journals.

In 2009, the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) worked with Kingston and St George’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to begin developing a small group of ambulance staff to undergo paramedic training and education, culminating in the first group of paramedics to graduate and work in Gibraltar.

Sarah Ames, a learning disability nursing student from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, has won the Staff Excellence Award at Whittington Health NHS Trust. Sarah is currently on a third year placement with Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership.

Fiona Jones has successfully won a South London Higher Education Innovation award as part of her role with Bridges self-management.

he Nursing Times, a prestigious publication highly esteemed amongst the nursing community, has presented its first ever Nursing Times Leaders awards.

Three students from the Faculty have made it through to the finals of annual awards presented by one of the country’s leading nursing magazines.

Dr Jayne Price, associate professor, Children’s Nursing was presented to Prince Harry at the Well Child Awards at the Hilton at Park Lane in September.

A study on managing incontinence among people with dementia who live at home has won a Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper (RCGP) of the Year Award for the category dementias and neurodegenerative diseases.

The School of Nursing is very proud to announce the individuals/placements who have been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015.

Britain’s current economic woes are putting vulnerable children and families under growing pressure and social workers have a crucial role to play in helping them cope, according to a senior academic from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

Extra student places for trainee paramedics have been made available on a London degree programme, and applications are now being invited

Director of the Faculty’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research joins elite group of nurses to receive this prestigious recognition.

Patients often report a regular visit from a nurse can feel like a lifeline to a person lying in a hospital bed, but researchers from Kingston and St George’s are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

The children’s nursing education team at Kingston and St George’s have a programme of research investigating how education can best support and prepare future children’s nurses.

Doctors, nurses and healthcare managers must work together to address the issues highlighted in the independent report into the failures of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, according to a leading healthcare academic.

Examining the effectiveness of interprofessional teams, Ruth Harris, Professor of Nursing, recently completed a National Institute of Health Research funded study into the care of people who had a stroke.

Kath Sharples, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, explains how NMC education standards help equip nursing students to care compassionately.

A nursing student from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has been so inspired by her chosen career that she has put pen to paper – and fingers to keyboard – to record her passion for the profession she loves.

Researchers from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

A Paralympic torch bearer has joined people from across the South East, many with disabilities and long term medical conditions, to take up the Heritage2Health challenge of climbing Leith Hill near Dorking.

Little is known about the thoughts, feelings and experiences of student midwives as they develop the essential skills required to support women in childbirth.

This study explored how Cypriot nursery teachers simplified some quite sophisticated physical science concepts by using visual materials with their children.

Vari Drennan, Professor of Health Care & Policy Research, was an invited keynote speaker at an International Nursing Conference on the theories and practice of health promotion and long term care for the elderly at Zhengzhou University.

The 10th Annual Positive Choices Learning Disability Student Nurse Conference, hosted by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. Key professionals and service users also joined the event to celebrate excellence in learning disability nursing practice.“The legacy of the Conference will be to inspire both current and future generations of Registered Learning Disability Nurses, and clearly cementing the future of the profession,” Trish said.

Principal Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing Trish Griffin at Kingston and St George’s said the universities were proud to host the 10th Anniversary Conference. “The legacy of the Conference will be to inspire both current and future generations of Registered Learning Disability Nurses, and clearly cementing the future of the profession,” Trish said.

First year adult nursing student Gary Stockwell has been elected the London representative on the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Students Committee. Gary beat almost 10,000 students from nine universities across the capital to be elected to the position.

Midwives, students and healthcare professionals have called for improvements in antenatal and childbirth services for deaf families, at an event organised by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Scott Reeves, Professor of Interprofessional Research at Kingston and St George’s was the key note speaker at an international conference “The patient is the centre: Shaping Interprofessional education and collaboration” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany on 11 July 2014.

Dr Boaz was invited by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development to be a keynote speaker at the 10th International Evaluation Conference they organised jointly with the Polish Ministry for Infrastructure and Development.

Dr Boaz was invited by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development to be a keynote speaker at the 10th International Evaluation Conference they organised jointly with the Polish Ministry for Infrastructure and Development

Kingston University has been named among the top 70 institutions in Europe for education courses in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings.

Paramedic science students are getting the chance to enter the world of deerstalkered sleuthery and hi-tech forensic crime busting, as part of an innovative learning initiative.

Mary Jane Cole, Senior lecturer, Rehabilitation Sciences (bottom left in picture) was a member of the first and third of three teams of rehabilitation specialists, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses, deployed to Gaza to support people injured during the recent conflict and provide training to local rehabilitation staff

A capering hermit wearing a raccoon on his head and a cheeky, old-fashioned milkman (pictured left with some of the participants) from the 1970s may not sound like natural Olympians. But together they helped 100 south London people of all ages and abilities overcome personal challenges at a cultural Olympiad designed to boost wellbeing and community interaction.

On Wednesday 5 March 2014 students from the Centre for Paramedic Science joined with 17 student midwives to engage in a collaborative simulation day.

The students have been speaking to young people at further education colleges across London about their training as part of activities to mark World Radiography Day. They have also been hard at work raising money for a local cancer charity after rustling up a range of treats for a cake stall at Kingston University.

Undergraduate students on the BA (Hons) Working with Children and Young People (WWCYP) course welcomed 30 students from Rotterdam University to celebrate World Social Work Day.

New report from NIHR, developed with Professor Tom Quinn of Kingston University and St George’s, examines the changing landscape of emergency care

The study by researchers Robert Grant and Vari Drennan, from the Faculty, is the largest study of its kind. It was carried out in collaboration with Professor Steve Iliffe and colleagues from the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health at University College London.

Nurse Neomi Bennett pitched her multi award winning ‘Neo-slip’ socks that help tackle deep vein thrombosis to the dragons in the den.

Pioneering research by Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, into end of life and palliative care for people with learning disabilities, has helped transform services and change public policy in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wjine, Senior Research Fellow at Kingston and St George’s, is one of eight authors who have had research published recently in the BMJ Open medical journal. The research outlines the factors that both hinder and enable adjustments to healthcare services for patients with intellectual disabilities in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wjine, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and chair of The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Taskforce on Intellectual Disabilities has led on the publishing of a white paper on “Consensus norms for palliative care of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe”.

A leading international nursing expert, Jane Salvage, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the nursing profession.

The aim of the conference was to raise awareness, raise the profile and consider the impact of practitioner inquiry.

The latest Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) inspection has recognised the work of The School of Education with the following results

Professor Fiona Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, has been commissioned by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to research and write a “stimulus paper” on the subject of leadership of practice disciplines in higher education.

Professor Mary Chambers is at the forefront of the international online education and training resource ePsycheNurse.net for mental health nurses.

On Tuesday 22 January the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education was launched at a well attended event at Kingston Hill. The event was hosted by Professor Fiona Ross, dean of Health, Social Care and Education and Andy Hudson, head of the School of Education.

An expert in the palliative care of people with learning disabilities has taken up a new role at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

Professor Fiona Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, said she welcomed the support Lord Willis had given universities and the important role degrees played in preparing nurses to provide high quality care.

The focus of the newly configured Faculty will be preparing students for professional practice – nurses, teachers, social workers, and other health care workers. As disciplines they share similar methods of learning, which are both theoretical and practical with at least half of the learning experience occurring on placement in the workplace

A brand new simulation suite using advanced audio and visual effects will make skills practice for students as life like as possible

Researching a PhD for the first time is like a quest for which you have no map or overarching strategy to guide you, according to Victoria ­Perselli, associate professor in the School of Education at Kingston University.

Putting the voice of patients and public at the heart of health and social care services is a cornerstone of Government policy. This means that patients, public, service users and carers must be involved in the commissioning of services, decisions about individual health and social care pathways, the education of health and social care professionals as well as research.

In the same month that Kingston University was shown to be producing more graduate start-up companies than any other UK higher education institution, the University held its Celebrate Enterprise Awards to recognise those staff, students and recent graduates who have had their own business successes.

Hospital patients with learning disabilities face longer waits and mismanaged treatment due to nursing staff’s failure to understand them, according to a report released in 2014 by a research team, including Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne.

ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for chronic joint pain that delivers the recommended interventions and has wide health benefits.

An article featured in The Guardian has described the Faculty Masters in Social Work degree as a ‘beacon of excellence’, praising the course for being designed to give students ‘the skills they need for the profession in the 21st century’.

Mike Hurley, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences, has devised a rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

“How I became part of the team with London’s Air Ambulance,” Lisa Burrell, Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Science, shares her inspirational experiences.

Second year adult nursing student James Kerman recently had his reflective article entitled ‘Starting out – An expert patient’s guidance boosted my clinical confidence’ published in Nursing Standard.

Kingston and St George’s launches new BSc Paramedic Science degree in partnership with London Ambulance Service

A social scientist who specialises in measuring how research into healthcare issues influences policy and practice and how it affects patient care, Dr Boaz has previously previously held posts at the universities of Oxford and Warwick carrying out research for the UK Cabinet Office and Home Office.

Senior Research Fellow, Dr Mary Halter, is contributing to the national SAFER 2 Study, focusing on falls in older people.

Professor Mary Chambers is at the forefront of research into improving mental health nursing practices, and increasing service user involvement in Europe.

A pioneering approach to recruiting nursing students with the right values and attitudes to become compassionate and caring nurses is being implemented by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

Jane Cummings to share vision on future of healthcare with students as visiting professor

Partnership with Alzheimer’s Society aims to improve communication and care

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London has been awarded a Certificate of Commitment in its first step towards gaining international recognition from the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative.

‘Support for the Informal Caregiver in Long Term Care of elderly people; Platform for self-assessment and efficient management for informal caregivers (BREATHE)’, is an interdisciplinary research project

A study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker who help doctors has shown they can help relieve pressure on general practitioners (GPs).

A business-minded nursing graduate and single mother-of-three has taken centre stage at the House of Commons during the launch of a national campaign aimed at securing greater government support for aspiring entrepreneurs.

A new Master’s in Physiotherapy is set to be launched in London next year. The two-year MSc programme will be aimed at graduates keen to develop the skills needed to play a key role at the heart of their chosen profession.

Oral history is becoming an increasingly popular research method, generating a historical resource on a range of subjects that may not be represented in the written record. For example, in nursing history, it can be a useful source of knowledge about the development of nursing techniques and clinical practice, and on nursing as an activity or skill.

Collaboration includes Kingston University, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, charity CMV Action and more

Kingston and St George’s Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Theresa Nash is the Founder and director of Heritage2health, a project that brings together people from all walks of life to share a learning journey and tackle social isolation.

Prince Harry meets students ahead of Invictus Games for injured heroes

Gill Hicks, who lost both legs in the disaster, was made an Honorary Doctor of Science by the Faculty in recognition of her determination to overcome her injuries and her work raising awareness of disability.

Incontinence in people with dementia is distressing, adds to the carer’s burden, and influences decisions to relocate people to care homes.

Documents and photographs can only tell so much of the story of a hospital. An oral history approach enriches that story by capturing the living history of St George’s, in this case through the memories of its nurses.

In 2008 the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education’ project team worked with the League of St Bartholomew’s Nurses to conduct an oral history project to capture the memories and experiences of nurses who trained and worked at St Bartholomew’s Hospital during the period 1940–1980.

Report co-author Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, a senior research fellow in nursing at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, said people with learning disabilities were largely invisible within hospitals, which meant their additional needs were not recognised or understood by staff. “Our study found many examples of good practice, but also many where the safety of people with learning disabilities in hospitals was at risk,” she added.

A design for a special vibrating alarm which could allow nurses and healthcare assistants to pinpoint exactly where a call from a patient who needs help is coming from has won a top prize at a competition for entrepreneurial students.

The first South East England Student Paramedic Conference hosted by the Faculty was a pilot event developed in collaboration with key institutions including the University of Brighton, the University of Surrey, Canterbury Christ Church University and the London Ambulance Service.

More than 100 people of all ages and abilities overcame personal hurdles at a recent ‘challenge event’ day held at two historic sites in south London.

Professor Mary Chambers has been appointed this month as Associate Editor of a leading international journal called Health Expectations.

Rethinking the relationship between science and society: Has there been a shift in attitudes to Patient and Public Involvement and Public Engagement in Science in the United Kingdom? Annette Boaz queries this in her paper published in the Health Expectations journal.

Journal of Research in Science Teaching, the top science education journal globally, being rated 2nd out of 1035 education journals in the SJR world rankings recently published Dr Michael Allen’s article entitled ‘Preschool children’s taxonomic knowledge of animal species’.

A new national scholarship scheme has been launched to support professional development for teachers. The scheme is funded by the Department for Education and will be administered by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

A new exhibition is paying tribute to 300 years of nursing leaders including Florence Nightingale, who were pioneers during times of social change, war and increased public expectations.

Read about our internationally excellent faculty research making a difference here.

Helen Sutherland, Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and Kim Kimhag from the University of Gävle, Sweden have developed an exciting exchange programme to provide early years teacher trainees the opportunity to experience another country’s educational system.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education invites applications from suitably qualified students for a three-year full-time PhD studentship.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education invites applications from suitably qualified students for a three-year full-time PhD studentships, starting in October 2011.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is currently conducting a nationwide project to gather views and encourage debate about how the different features of the UK research environment are affecting, both positively and negatively, the work and behaviour of scientists at all stages of their career.

Professor Fiona Ross has been made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List for her services to nursing.

Danika studied with Kingston and St George’s for several years achieving an MSc in Medical Imaging (Mammography) in 2010.

Fiona Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, gives her thoughts about the recent reduction in training places for nurses in London, the political context of education commissioning and the impact on care quality for the future.

Jenny Capstick is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Child Centred Inter-professional Practice (ICCIP) at the School of Education and former Head of Development for Early Intervention Teams at the London Borough of Hounslow.

Interviews with mental health service users – and their caregivers – about their attitudes to medication have highlighted their difficulties with receiving effective care.

This certificate is the School’s first step towards gaining international recognition for the high training levels in breastfeeding provided to students on its midwifery courses.

In a recent study, Acting Dean Dr Val Collington and lecturer Gina Finnerty aimed to explore some of the strategies used by midwife mentors to pass on essential hands-on skills to students.

Dr Jayne Marshall Head of Kingston and St George’s School of Midwifery and Child Health is one of two editors cited in the 16th edition of the world’s best-selling midwifery textbook: ‘Myles Textbook for Midwives’. The textbook was published on Friday 30 May 2014 and is currently being sold in 75 countries.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is for the third time celebrating a prestigious grant of 1.8 million pounds to fund a further 30 NHS professionals over three years to undertake a Master of Clinical Research.

Observations from Kingston University and St George’s University’s simulated Mental Health Ward

On 16 May, Mary Chambers, Professor of Mental Health Nursing attended a reception hosted by David Cameron at 10 Downing Street to celebrate leaders in nursing.

Student nurses from ethnic minorities can find it harder to secure work by the time they qualify and feel less confident about getting a job than their white British counterparts, according to new research conducted by leading healthcare academics.

Senior Lecturer, Rick Hood, has written a comprehensive account of the challenges to professional assessment and intervention presented by families with complex needs.

The Faculty’s Institute for Child Centred Interprofessional Practice (ICCIP) has been investigating how practitioners and managers can learn from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs).

Mary Jane Cole was deployed to Nepal in May, returning early June, as part of the UK Emergency Medical Team to support rehabilitation following the country’s two earthquakes in April and May 2015.

The Scottish Government’s National Advisory Committee on Stroke has funded the researchers in Glasgow Caledonian University along with partners in the University of Southampton and Kingston and St George’s University in London, to establish an international, interdisciplinary network of stroke researchers, practitioners, policy makers, patients, carers and family members.

Ofsted is inadequate to inspect child sexual exploitation policies. Inspection plan risks finding widespread ‘failure’ as Ofsted unlikely to recognize the multi-agency approach needed for protecting children.

Physician associates are increasingly becoming a feature in medical teams and this study determines their efficacy.

The days of the district nurse could be numbered unless the lack of investment in community nursing is reversed, according to a leading healthcare academic and expert in the care of older people.

The oral history of nurses project captures the narrative history of three prestigious London hospitals from the perspective of its nurses and midwives.

The Nursing Times is one of the most prominent nursing practice publications in the United Kingdom, and an important reference tool for the latest development in nursing practice.

Staff and students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education have received a host of nominations in this year’s awards.

Major changes which will see nursing become an all-graduate career will bring significant opportunities for the profession to contribute to improving patient care, according to a top expert.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has over 400,000 members in the UK and represents nurses and nursing.

The ‘Nursing’s got talent’ event was put together by Kingston and St George’s nursing staff and students of the Nursing society to celebrate International Nurse’s Day held every year on 12th May to mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

EPLO offered students the opportunity to investigate and experience vibrant physical, social, cultural, psychological, religious, genetic and environmental factors that impact healthcare provision within a different healthcare setting. Students completed their electives in different healthcare settings, for instance, Hospitals, Community teams, nursing homes, orphanages and ambulance services.

Kingston and St George’s School of Nursing Senior Lecturer, Michelle Grainger has started her own registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Uganda, called Nurses Reaching Out (NRO). This was created in response to Michelle’s awareness of the needs of nurses who were treating North Uganda’s war torn patients. NRO aim is to support healthcare through empowering and enabling nurses.

Faculty midwifery students organised a hugely successful and well received conference with over 150 people in attendance to celebrate International day of the Midwife on Tuesday 5th May 2015 at Kingston University.

Author Dr Ray Jones spent years researching the case for his book, ‘The Story of Baby P; Setting the Record Straight’, examining the way the case was told to the public and how the media became focused on the social workers; its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children; and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England.

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences, Alan Rice, has been working on the PREVIEW project, testing a virtual reality replacement to problem based learning (PBL).

We have excellent rankings, but it’s our academic and support staff that make the difference

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has been chosen by NHS London as a preferred bidder to train adult nurses and physiotherapists.

A first person account by Yvonne Bryant about her placement, what led her to becoming a student representative and the exciting new doors it opened for her.

With course fees paid and additional financial support there is no better time to requalify.

This course is designed to update your nursing skills and knowledge, so that you can return to work and become re-registered. It is sponsored by Higher Education South London.

The HCPC is a regulator of 16 health and social care professions. Its role includes ensuring that education and training programmes meet standards of education and training (SETs) and that newly qualified professionals are fit to practise.

A Critical Introduction to the Social Work with Troubled Families Programme, explores the roots, significance and effectiveness of troubled family approaches in social work.

The paper – ‘Making the Most of Allied Health Professionals’ – was developed with experts from a range of professions, including Dr Iain Beith (pictured left), head of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care.

One of the country’s leading medical educators has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, to mark a distinguished career spanning almost four decades in higher education and the NHS.

Professor Jane Salvage has joined the Faculty as a writer in residence. She is an independent health consultant, author and policy activist with an international reputation for leadership in nursing and healthcare development who has published widely.

This award is given to organisations that have demonstrated and embedded a health improvement strategy that is measurable, effective and efficient, enabling the individuals and communities served to improve their health.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, in partnership with the Integrated Falls Team, St George’s NHS Trust, has received funding from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Charitable Trust to implement and evaluate the Active Residents in Care Homes programme (ARCH) in three residential care homes in South London.

The Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) programme is designed to bring greater physical, mental and social activity to elderly people living in care homes.

The School of Education has been awarded just under €350,000 for a new Strategic Partnership project under the Erasmus+ scheme.

Fiona Jones is collaborating with a team of researchers from Southampton university led by Dr Sara Demain to explore the self-management outcomes which matter most to patients.

Professor Ray Jones from the School of Social Work and Social Care was the leading author of a letter to The Guardian signed by 37 senior social work academics and which expressed concern about the Government’s plans to open up all children’s socials services, except adoption, to be provided by ‘third parties’.

Recently retired Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Radiography, Geraldine Francis has been awarded the highest accolade by the Radiography profession

The purpose of this study, led by Kingston and St George’s Director for the Centre for Public Engagement, Professor Mary Chambers, was to investigate the extent of service user involvement (SUI) in the design and delivery of pre-registration education and training programmes which they approve.

A pioneering programme that empowers stroke survivors to become more involved in their own rehabilitation has been officially launched as a social enterprise.

Professor of Rehabilitation Research Fiona Jones included on the Queen’s Birthday honours list

Kingston University and St George’s University of London, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education’s study days, modules and degrees for 2015-2016 are now live online.

Kingston University and St George’s University of London, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education’s study days, modules and degrees for 2016-2017 are now online.

This report considers what the UK is currently doing to improve mental health globally and whether UK expertise and resources could be more effectively used to meet this challenge.

Kingston and St George’s is collaborating on a number of new initiatives to support and improve the lives of people living with dementia in positive and meaningful ways

The CAT Master of Research is Clinical Practice (MResCP) programme jointly funded by the National institute of Health Research and the Chief Nursing Officer, England. It supports the development of research knowledge and skills, and the growth of a clinical academic workforce, with the capacity to generate and lead innovative research and evidence based approaches within clinical practice.

Eighteen fully funded studentships in London are being offered to NHS healthcare professionals this year to equip them for careers in clinical research.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education invites applications from postdoctoral scholars with a nursing background, for two postdoctoral fellowships in healthcare research, starting October 2012.

We are pleased to offer up to 5 part-time and full-time MPhil/PhD fee only scholarships (UK/EU rate) starting spring 2015.

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a learning activity implemented around the world, designed to enhance collaborative abilities (knowledge, skills, behaviours) in order to deliver high quality care to patients/clients.

KUSG selected to train students as part of a major new Health Education England initiative

Nursing needs to be about patients not paperwork, according to the first chair of the newly-formed Nursing and Care Quality Forum.

Dr Mick Allen, senior lecturer in the School of Education, has been examining the apparent decline in the interest in science when children transfer to secondary school.

The School of Social Work and Social Care seminar series is well underway again. In its sixth year, each month seminars are presented by leading national and international researchers and policy commentators on key contemporary issues in social work and ground-breaking new research.

The award winning Mental Health Simulation Programme took an evolutionary step forward this summer when six postgraduate student nurses spent the day honing their skills in simulated homes of clients with mental health problems.

In this first person account, Katrina shares her experiences of working in the emergency department at Gibraltar hospital. Katrina says, “I have returned to the UK with new ideas, new skills and an open-minded approach to my work and patients.”

This new book, by Professor Ray Jones in the School of Social Work and Social Care, was published by Policy Press in July and is already having its second print run. The books tells how the ‘Baby P story’ was shaped by the press and politicians and targeted at social workers and their managers, and reflects on the impact for those who became the centre of media vilification and on the child protection system across England.

Mary Jane Cole made two visits to Gaza last year to support injured people during the recent conflict and provide training to local rehabilitation staff.  She was recently invited by the Prime Minster to 10 Downing Street to join other humanitarian workers at a drinks reception to acknowledge the work of UK clinicians and organisations providing relief aid and support following sudden onset disaster and epidemics such as Ebola in West Africa.

Group self-management after stroke. Fiona Jones is collaborating with Dr Nick Ward and his team at University College Hospitals to explore the feasibility of delivering the Bridges stroke self-management programme (SMP) in a group setting.

Dr Fiona Jones, Professor in Rehabilitation Research, is the founder of the ‘Bridges’ programme for stroke self-management, which has been commissioned by over 50 stroke teams in the UK.

Dr Nan Greenwood, Associate Professor, is principal investigator on a qualitative NIHR-SSCR funded project looking at satisfaction with social care among carers from different ethnic groups.

The initiative began in advance of the report into failures of care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust by Robert Francis QC, published in February 2013. The report emphasised the need for universities to identify people with the right attributes to enter the profession. Mr Francis QC recommended that aspiring nurses should have to demonstrate their values, as well as a desire to care for patients, through an aptitude test.

Jane Dundas, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing carried out a study with students from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to learn about the effectiveness of using debate as a classroom strategy for learning.

This newly established programme enables students to explore current health/social care practice, relating to globalisation, sustainability/climate change and concerns for individual, community and world health.

Charlie Taylor during his speech for Nursery World Business Summit 2014 has praised Kingston University and Bright Horizons for their pioneering partnership work saying that “For both parties it was a leap into the unknown that required a relationship of trust and openness.

Getting Into Nursing – edited by Karen Elcock, Head of programmes, Pre-registration nursing. This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing.

The exchange programme developed by Helen Sutherland, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Kia Kimhag, University Lecturer in Education and international coordinator at the department of Education, Gävle University of Sweden offers early years students a wider opportunity of learning.

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC) has announced funding for several PhD studentships to enrol and commence in October 2013. Projects are published on SEC’s research web pages and advertised externally on jobs.ac.uk andfindaPhD.com from week beginning Monday 15th July, with a closing date of Wednesday 31st of July.

Led by Ruth Harris, Professor of Nursing Practice and Innovation from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, researchers from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education’s Centre for Public Engagement held a successful inaugural conference on ‘Patient and Public Involvement in Higher Education: What does it look like?’

Kingston and St Georges’ School of Social Work and Social Care now has an in-built Work Practice Learning Suite. The Suite provides social work students with facilities to extensively practice their communications and relationship building skills, as well as their assessment, intervention and reflection skills.

Every year an estimated 150,000 people have a stroke, with those from ethnic minority backgrounds more likely to be affected. A majority rely on family members for long-term care but very little is known about these carers’ needs or if they feel the social care services designed to support them, work well.

Professor Fiona Jones is leading a programme of research for self-management support for individuals with complex disabilities.

The study, led by Dr Nan Greenwood, explored the perceptions and experiences of 57 older carers of stroke survivors, and was funded by the National Institute of Health Research School of Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR).

The Faculty is ranked at the top of national league table for education, midwifery, nursing, social work and health courses in London.

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is ranked top in London for all its courses in the 2015 Guardian league tables.

A senior academic, widely known for her pivotal role in training teachers who work in classrooms right across the capital, has died. Cynthia Jones, who had just retired from the post of principal lecturer at Kingston University’s School of Education, passed away on 14 September. She was 61.

A ground-breaking study has been launched this month by Kingston and St George’s joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education in conjunction with Places for People Leisure to develop, monitor and evaluate movement sensor technology for managing age and obesity related chronic diseases.

Academics from the School of Social Work, Rehabilitation Sciences, Enterprise and Legal departments have won a tender issued by The Royal Borough of Kingston to examine and evaluate existing services for older people within the Kingston borough.

A recent EU-funded project brought together experienced teacher trainers from nine European countries, including Helen Sutherland, senior lecturer in the School of Education, to examine and develop different approaches to toddlers’ learning.

The Get together is an annual event organised by the Learning Disability team and attended by all learning disability student nurses across the three years of the course. This year a new student due to start the course in September also attended. In addition, partners from practice who support students in their placements, attend the event.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is poised to play an even bigger role in educating the capital’s nurses and physiotherapists after signing two major NHS London contracts.

Postgraduate therapeutic radiography student Steven Landeg, currently completing an MSc in Oncology Practice, is researching the use of invisible (rather than dark ink) tattoos in treating women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.

Nikki, 3rd year Adult nursing student developed a Compassion in Care noticeboard at Parkview Health Centre whilst on her district nursing placement. Hilary Shanahan, Compassion in Care Coordinator at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, was so impressed by her work that she has asked to replicate Nikki’s noticeboard in clinics across the Trust in order to promote the 6Cs.

Dr Ahmed Younis, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Dr Cheryl Whiting, Associate Professor, Radiography were keynote speakers at the third Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dr Ahmed Younis, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Dr Cheryl Whiting, Associate Professor, Radiography were keynote speakers at the third Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Staff who co-ordinate emergency services for 999 calls require support to reduce stress and sickness absence,

Funded PhD studentships available from Kingston University
The competition for these prestigious research studentships is open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University.

Carmel is one of forty one outstanding health visitors to join the prestigious Institute of Health Visiting’s (iHV) Fellowship programme – taking the total number of Fellows appointed so far to 121.

A leading mental health specialist has developed a new course to help qualified nurses deal more effectively with people who are very distressed and disturbed.

Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain through Exercise – ESCAPE-pain – is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates simple education, self-management and coping strategies, with an exercise regimen individualised for each person undertaking the programme.

NHS London has released its latest performance ratings for universities and colleges that train the capital’s nurses, midwives and allied health professionals – and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has received top marks.

The need for effective interprofessional collaboration to reduce duplication of effort, restrict clinical error, improve safety and enhance the quality of patient care is now widely acknowledged in intensive care unit (ICU) settings.

Alban Low exhibited his most recent artwork from his time on the simulated mental health ward at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Sixty kilometres from the nearest tar road and even further from a supermarket of any kind, Faculty principal lecturer in Midwifery Lindsay Gillman (photographed left) and four students stayed in rural Zambia for two weeks in June.