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New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find

Posted Tuesday 16 January 2018

New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find

Plans are being put in place by a leading London NHS Foundation Trust to adopt an innovative style of community nursing after a report by researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London showed it benefited patients, carers and nurses.

Guy's and St Thomas' neighbourhood nurses are self-managing teams who work on a one-on-one basis with people in their own homes. Nurses get to know their patients and develop personalised care packages tailored to meet their specific, and often complex, needs....


Graduation ceremonies shine spotlight on achievement and dedication of Kingston University students

Posted Monday 15 January 2018

Graduation ceremonies shine spotlight on achievement and dedication of Kingston University students

The hard work and dedication of Kingston University students has been highlighted in a series of graduation ceremonies at Kingston's Rose Theatre. More than 1,500 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from four faculties celebrated completing their degrees crossing the stage to begin the next chapter of their lives as Kingston University graduates.

The excitement of the new graduates reverberated around the Rose Theatre, with each recipient given a rousing cheer and round of applause from staff, family and friends as they crossed the stage. Marina Loterijman, an International Human Recourses Management MSc graduate, who received her degree this week, said she had found amazing friends at Kingston University and learned a lot that she had already put in to practice in her career....


Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

Posted Monday 8 January 2018

Children's book by Nursing Times Rising Star Award-winning Kingston University graduate helps young people express emotions through language

An award-winning Kingston University nursing graduate has drawn on her experience working in schools to create an innovative children's book that helps young people find the right words to express their emotions – assisted by a little badger with a temper.

Katrina Sealey wrote Angry, ANGRY Angus while working in her first graduate role as a school nurse and was recently recognised for the impact she has already made on the profession with the Rising Star accolade at this year's Nursing Times awards....


Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research

Posted Monday 8 January 2018

Tributes flow following death of professor instrumental in placing Kingston Business School at forefront of consumer behaviour research

Messages of sympathy have been pouring in to Kingston University following the sudden death of long-serving member of staff Professor Wendy Lomax.

Professor Lomax, who was 56, passed away on New Year's Eve after a short illness. She leaves behind daughters Kate, Alice and Sophie and son Oliver....


Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list

Posted Tuesday 2 January 2018

Entrepreneurial nurse innovator Neomi Bennett and honorary graduate Helen Sharman among Kingston University stars recognised in New Year's Honours list

A pioneering former Kingston University nursing student who invented an aid to help patients don medical stockings which prevent deep vein thrombosis has been recognised in the New Year's Honours list. Neomi Bennett has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to nursing and healthcare following the design of the Neo-Slip – a low friction pouch that is put on the foot allowing tight anti-embolism stockings to slide on more easily.

The entrepreneur and nurse said it had come as complete surprise to be recognised in the New Year's Honours. "I created this product to make life easier for patients I used to treat when I worked as a community nurse who really struggled with their stockings," she explained. "For the Neo-Slip's success to be acknowledged in this way is overwhelming and a huge personal achievement."...


Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Posted Wednesday 20 December 2017

Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Efforts towards protecting the environment are urgently needed globally. The UK and Thailand are working towards the Planet Climate change agreement and to mitigate environmental problems that are affecting health, food security, and local economies.

The Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection workshop is being organised between the UK and Thailand. The workshop will present and facilitate the exchange of knowledge in advances in material science that allow the development of effective tools for water/air/soil protection and remediation....


2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

Posted Tuesday 19 December 2017

2017 round up: A year of success for Kingston University alumni

From Hollywood Film Festival awards to BAFTA Nominations and OBEs, 2017 proved to be a memorable year for Kingston alumni. Across the globe, graduates were recognised for their skills, talents and contributions to their fields and we've shared just some of the highlights below.

The year began with four alumni receiving awards Francis Yeoh with fellow event attendees Dame Helen Mirren, Taylor Hackford and Pascal Vicedomini. in January, for contributions to criminal justice campaigning, education and literature. In entertainment news, alumnus Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (Civil Engineering, 1978) received the Capri Legend Humanitarian Award at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival, and three alumni secured BAFTA nominations for their documentaries and short films....


Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Posted Friday 15 December 2017

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Cuts to public services at a time when more and more families were being forced into poverty was having a crippling impact on those who needed support the most, according to a leading social work expert from Kingston University.

Emeritus professor Ray Jones highlighted the issues facing both the profession and wider society after being honoured with the outstanding contribution to social work accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards....


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