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Major project involving Kingston University reduces inpatient falls in hospitals and saves NHS £13 million

Posted Thursday 18 February 2021

Major project involving Kingston University reduces inpatient falls in hospitals and saves NHS £13 million

A 10-year project to reduce the number of inpatient falls has saved the NHS more than £13 million, thanks to a team of researchers including an academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.


Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted Tuesday 2 February 2021

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University researchers have used a mathematical model known as game theory to explore how the challenge of securing sufficient levels of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been mitigated.

The need to protect frontline staff and key workers from coronavirus created an extraordinary demand for PPE across the globe in early 2020, resulting in inflated prices as countries competed against each other to secure huge orders of surgical masks, goggles, face shields, gowns and gloves. In November, a report from the National Audit Office revealed the UK government spent almost £12.5bn on 32 billion pieces of PPE between February and July 2020 - compared to the purchase of 1.3 billion items bought at a cost of just £28.9m in the same period a year earlier....


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.


Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey commends Kingston University's coronavirus testing and vaccination centres for being first class facilities

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey commends Kingston University's coronavirus testing and vaccination centres for being first class facilities

Liberal Democrat leader and Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey has received a first-hand insight into the roll out of the coronavirus vaccination programme and the enormous efforts going into providing asymptomatic testing during a visit to Kingston University.

He toured two hubs set up at either end of the University's Penrhyn Road campus to provide vaccinations for borough residents aged over 80 and asymptomatic testing for students and staff in the run up to the winter break. He said he had been "bowled over" by the first class facilities and impressed at the way in which the University had stepped forward to play such a key role in the heart of the community, working in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston, local GPs and medical centres in the fight against Covid-19. ...


Kingston University supports GPs and health centres to dispense borough's first Covid-19 vaccinations

Posted Thursday 17 December 2020

Kingston University supports GPs and health centres to dispense borough's first Covid-19 vaccinations

Kingston University has teamed up with local GPs and medical centres to offer a base for some of the borough's most vulnerable residents to receive coronavirus vaccinations.

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Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of Kingston University community for future generations

Posted Monday 14 December 2020

Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of Kingston University community for future generations

Kingston University's archive is creating a special collection about the Covid-19 pandemic to record the personal experiences of students and staff during the unprecedented period. The archive of written testimonies and artefacts will be preserved as part of the University's 120-year history.

Archivists are inviting submissions of creative writing, artworks, videos or photographs to create a new collection reflecting the University's response to Covid-19 and the effect the pandemic has had on individuals' lives....


Supporting Kingston University's KU Cares students over Christmas

Posted Wednesday 9 December 2020

Supporting Kingston University's KU Cares students over Christmas

As millions of people get together with their families and friends for Christmas, in line with government guidelines, Kingston University is planning to ensure its care leavers and estranged students are supported throughout the festive period. Access and support adviser for the KU Cares scheme Beth Taswell explains how the programme has adapted in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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