A transnational meeting of HEI and NGO representatives from Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, UK, Greece, Turkey, Finland and Romania is scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th November 2014 at Priorslee campus. The meeting will support the creation of a European network called Safe and Respectful Inclusive Schooling (SARIS). The network will be dedicated to addressing sexual bullying and aggressive heteronormativity in European secondary schools. The meeting is a collaboration between CeDARE and CHSCI. For more information please contact Dr Neil Duncan or Dr Angela Morgan.
Professor Laura Serrant, Queens Nurse from the University of Wolverhampton gave a keynote address at the 12th Congress of the Polish Nurses Association. Professor Serrant was invited as one of the first international speakers at this event. Her presentation entitled “Championing the Science and Art of Nursing: A call to Action” celebrated the achievement of Polish nurses past and present, whose work drives the development of nursing as a community and hospital based profession. The Congress which took place in Kracków from 12-14th June 2014 was attended by Grazyna Wójcik (President PNA), Professor Jacek Majchrowski (President of the City of Kraków), and Senior Representatives from The Ministry of Health. The Congress was held under the patronage of Mrs. Anna Komorowska, the wife of the President of the Republic of Poland. Click the photos to enlarge.(Photos courtesy Mark Treacey). Watch the event video on YouTube. Laura features at around 2 minutes.
Twenty regional experts in nursing attended a summit at the University of Wolverhampton to discuss ways of addressing health issues in the West Midlands. The meeting brought together leaders in nursing research from the region’s universities for the first meeting of its kind in the UK on Friday, 20 June 2014. The Summit Meeting for West Midlands Nursing Professors explored how the experts can work together to address health issues and increase research within the region. The event at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park also included the re-launch of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) West Midlands branch of the Research Society. Find out more.
Prof Magi Sque and Dr Wendy Walker with Tracy Long-Sutehall (University of Southampton) have published this article in Nursing Ethics in March 2014.
Laura appeared on BBC Radio WM on 22nd June 2014 as part of the BBC national programmes about the 66th anniversary of Empire Windrush. She spoke about Caribbean nurses' contributions to the NHS.
The team submitted the report for the evaluation of the reach of the early years programme, play @ home, among vulnerable families to the commissioner, NHS Health Scotland, at the end of March 2014. Based on focus groups and interviews with 69 parents in eight areas across Scotland, the report and its findings will be publicly available shortly. Find out more about this project on the CeDARE website.
Researchers in CeDARE and CHSCI have been commissioned by Liverpool City Council to evaluate its Families Programme. The Families Programme is a strategic change programme focusing on how public sector services support families, particularly those with complex or multiple problems. The aim of the evaluation is to assess the overall impact and effectiveness of the programme as well as the specific programmes within it. The research will involve families, practitioners working with families and schools and will be carried out between January 2014 and January 2015. This project will be led by Sharon Vincent, Reader in Social Welfare in CHSCI and Michael Jopling, Reader in Education in CeDARE.