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Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome' may cause a significant number of people to struggle with a return to normal daily life in the UK after the pandemic, new research by Kingston University and London South Bank University has revealed.

A survey conducted by the research team found that one in five of the 286 UK-based participants scored highly on a Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale used by the researchers in February this year....


International Day of the Midwife: Bringing lives into the world during a pandemic

Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021

International Day of the Midwife: Bringing lives into the world during a pandemic

Life as a midwife has looked rather different since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, but the job at hand has remained the same during this time – deliver the baby and keep mother and child safe. To mark the International Day of the Midwife on Wednesday 5 May, senior lecturer in midwifery at Kingston University Jane Forman gives her account on bringing lives into the world during a pandemic.


Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

Posted Friday 16 April 2021

Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

As the United Kingdom continues its gradual unlocking of society with the reopening of non-essential retail, business and consumer expert at Kingston University Dr Patricia Harris looks at how the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will affect the high street and the shops that have been closed since the turn of the year.


Kingston University expands support for vaccination drive with launch of new community hub in partnership with medical practices across borough

Posted Friday 12 March 2021

Kingston University expands support for vaccination drive with launch of new community hub in partnership with medical practices across borough

A new community vaccination hub has opened its doors at Kingston University, providing a dedicated space where patients from up to six of the region's GP practices and health centres can receive their Covid-19 jabs.

Working in partnership with two local Primary Care Networks, South West London CCG and Kingston Council, the University has repurposed an area of its Penrhyn Road campus into a 10-station vaccination site. The new hub is an expansion of the vaccination operation at the University, which began in December with a smaller space in which GP teams were able to administer residents over the age of 80 with some of the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the capital....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert reacts to news of Covid-19 vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities after campaign

Posted Thursday 4 March 2021

Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert reacts to news of Covid-19 vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities after campaign

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne has been campaigning to ensure those with learning disabilities were prioritised for a vaccine. It's been announced the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)  advised the government everyone on the GP learning disability register should be fast-tracked for a jab. Professor Tuffrey-Wijne gave her reaction to the news she had been calling for.


Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

As countries around the world imposed lockdowns earlier this year, one of the direct benefits to the planet was the short-term positive impact reducing emissions had on the environment. Now, as the first consignments of a vaccine for Covid-19 are being made available to the public, attention is shifting to Christmas and how sustainable practice can be incorporated into traditional end of the year celebrations.

Sustainable Design MA course leader Paul Micklethwaite has identified three areas - gifts, decorations and games - he believes can prompt positive change and encourage new conversations about the environment, climate crisis and sustainability....


A day in the life of a nurse during the festive season – an account from Kingston University critical care expert

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

A day in the life of a nurse during the festive season – an account from Kingston University critical care expert

As people across the United Kingdom celebrate Christmas day with their friends and families, nurses are used to not being able to join in the festivities at home and instead looking after, and caring for, patients on wards up and down the country.


Bringing seasonal spirit to the hospital ward: Kingston University academic shares experiences of nursing during the festive period

Posted Monday 14 December 2020

Bringing seasonal spirit to the hospital ward: Kingston University academic shares experiences of nursing during the festive period

With the festive period looking somewhat different for most this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, nurses across the country are facing the same busy schedule. Adult nursing lecturer at Kingston University Nicola Watts explains how healthcare workers bring some Christmas spirit and joy for patients who are in hospital during the holidays.

For many, Christmas is a time to have a well-deserved break from work commitments and to spend quality time with family and loved ones. For the staff of the NHS, the same commitment, pace and precision of the work that is provided all year round does not cease for the Christmas period, however that does not mean the festive spirit is neglected. ...

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