Category: Health

Kate Haresnape - Web and Digital Content Officer carrying a yoga mat.

As part of This Derby Girl Can, some of the University's staff members share their stories on how they like to get active and how it helps them. 

Student working in clinical skills suite

With the 75th anniversary of the National Health Service and the recently-announced NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, Dr Denise Baker, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care at the University of Derby, discusses what measures are needed to ensure the longevity of the NHS. 

Covid-19 molecules

Dr Mark Faghy, who is conducting research into long Covid, explores how data can help drive change. 

student nurses training in a hospital ward

Professor Stephen Wordsworth, Deputy Dean for the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care, explains why a March start could make all the difference to your nursing career.

Nursing student Natalia Martinez Soler volunteered for placement during her second year - helping migrants in Mexico.

Abstract shot of plants and water at Markeaton park.

Michelle Cairns outlines how green social prescribing can benefit mental health and wellbeing. 

Mental health nursing students discussing work

On International Nurses Day, Kelly-Hellen Hitchcock reflects on the passion and dedication of all the nurses she has had the privilege to meet, work with and learn from.  

A nurse takes notes during a consultation with a patient

Third-year student children's nurse Jenna Clarkson is just a few months away from qualifying as a registered nurse. Inspired by her own (terrible) sex education at school, she aspires to be an Advanced Clinical Practioner in Sexual Health. And her latest placement helped her develop her practice.

person writing in a notebook on their lap

Dr Mark Faghy, Associate Professor in Respiratory Physiology at the University of Derby, discusses the journey that led his team from research in occupational physiology and the possible benefits to respiratory patients, to informing the support and treatments that would improve recovery for patients post pandemic.

a group of smiling people working in a garden, planting trees

Occupational Therapy student Daisy King and Dramatherapy student Alex Ogando take a look at how 'social prescribing' has evolved. And they explain how it can help the estimated one in five people who go to their GP with concerns that can't be cured by medical treatment alone.