Category: Health

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. 

the sun shines through trees outside a modern, glass-fronted building

Alex Balcon wants to provoke an inner fire within you. He had always believed a career in nursing to be nothing but a fantasy. Now he's a Stage Two Mental Health Nursing student. And he's ready to tell you his secret.

Midwifery student Kayty Richards in her uniform cradling an artificial baby in her arms

Midwifery student Kayty Richards is President of our new Midwifery Society, Midwifery Rocks. She is passionate about caring and advocating for women, the power of kindness, and peer support.