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Latest news from College of Health and Social Care


24 March 2017

University shortlisted for six awards at ‘nursing education Oscars’

The University of Derby has been shortlisted for six national awards for its nursing provision.


3 March 2017

First group of nursing students to undertake pioneering training scheme finish degree at Derby

The first cohort of nursing students to go through a special training programme developed as a result of the inquiry into the failings of Mid Staffordshire Hospital have finished their studies at the University of Derby.


3 March 2017

Virgin Care to deliver new foundation degree to health and social care workers in England

Virgin Care to deliver new foundation degree to Health and Social Care workers in England


1 February 2017

Largest cohort of Nursing Associates in UK begin training at Derby

A pioneering education programme aimed at transforming the nursing and care workforce has launched at the University of Derby.


20 December 2016

Success for two University of Derby Occupational Therapy lecturers

Two of our Occupational Therapy lecturers have had chapters published in two new occupational therapy textbooks.


12 December 2016

University of Derby to deliver the Nursing Degree Apprenticeship

First Year students on the BA Working with Young People and Communities (Youth Work) degree from the College of Health and Social Care got to experience group work in a very different classroom environment.


30 November 2016

Youth work and outdoors education collaborate for Learning Outside the Classroom Activity Day

First Year students on the BA Working with Young People and Communities (Youth Work) degree from the College of Health and Social Care got to experience group work in a very different classroom environment.


23 November 2016

Health and Social Care students enter the 'Dragons' Den'

A team of Health and Social Care students came up with the idea to provide company and interaction for elderly people and have also won the annual Social Enterprise Challenge.


26 October 2016

University teaches people to be their own best friend

How to turn that constant critic in the back of your mind into your own best friend is the theme of a public lecture at the University of Derby’s new Chesterfield Campus on November 30.


19 October 2016

Derbyshire Partnership Success in Piloting New Nursing Role

Heath Education England (HEE) announced a new partnership that has been successful in becoming a ‘test-site’ for the new roles of Nursing Associate.


5 September 2016

Derby graduate Kate Towart receives academic award from Princess Ann

Derby graduate Kate Towart receives prestigious academic award from Princess Ann.


8 July 2016

Lecturer, Gerri Mortimore, appointed Expert Adviser for NICE

Gerri Mortimore, Lecturer in post-reg healthcare at the University of Derby, has been appointed as an Expert Adviser for (NICE) Centre for Clinical Practice.


24 June 2016

EU referendum Result – A Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

"The transition will take some time, during which we will remain committed to our values"


1 June 2016

Creative Expressive Therapies ‘Statement as Image’ Art Exhibition 2016

Inspiring and engaging works of art created by our BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies final year students at their ‘Statement as Image’ art exhibition, part of the University’s Big Show 2016.


20 May 2016

Students join forces with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

Two Health and Social Care students at the University have been awarded a mark of ‘Excellent’ for developing a multi-agency hoarding protocol developed on behalf of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service


13 May 2016

Fast-track health care degrees launched at Derby to help combat national shortage

A series of fast-track health care degrees have been launched by the University of Derby to help combat the UK-wide shortage of nurses, diagnostic radiographers and sonographers.


7 April 2016

Derby hosts international health and social care conference with key focus on diversity and inclusion

Issues of diversity and social inclusion within health and social care will be addressed internationally at an upcoming annual conference being hosted by the University of Derby.


14 March 2016

New book shines light on art therapy theories

A new book which explores the main theoretical models of art therapy and was written by Professor Susan Hogan, Lecturer in Therapeutic Arts, has recently been published.


4 February 2016

New radiography course at Derby first in UK to be approved by College of Radiographers

A new course designed to get radiographers who have taken a career break to return to practice has been launched at the University of Derby.


15 January 2016

Nursing students to gain first-hand experience of India’s health provision

Six Nursing students from the University of Derby have embarked on a month-long placement in India, starting today (Friday, January 15).