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How to enhance post-COVID healthcare with advanced practice

As we slowly look towards the post-pandemic future, NHS employers and staff must give genuine, considered thought to protecting and strengthening for the years ahead. Acknowledging the importance of flexible, continuous, high-level education such as Advanced Clinical Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing, may be as important a step as any.

28th October 2020

OU Nurse Solomon nominated for inclusivity contribution award

OU Student Nurse Solomon Jones has been nominated for the Nursing Times Mary Seacole Award in recognition of his contribution to diversity and inclusion.

27th October 2020

OU Nursing Apprentice shares journey with All Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships

Anthony, a Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice at The Open University, has shared his story of progression with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Apprenticeships. The online APPG on Apprenticeships session, held on 20 October, focused on the importance of degree apprenticeships.  Anthony was put forward to share the impact of his learning and the career progression he has experienced. 

21st October 2020

Book Chat: RfP partners with Macmillan Children’s Books

 reading with your childThe Reading for Pleasure (RfP) project has launched Book Chat: Reading with your Child, a collaboration with Macmillan Children's Books to provide a resource which comprises three short films and support materials to help parents, families and carers read books conversationally and creatively to children.

21st October 2020

Bernadette’s fascination with the mind leads to award nomination

Staff Nurse and Open University graduate Bernadette Guthrie has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Student Award.

21st October 2020

A future leader: Jen selected for leadership programme

carer holding hands of patientJen has successfully secured one of only 20 places on the inaugural Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Programme for Mental Health Nursing Associates.

15th October 2020

Surviving Through Story: living through the pandemic with learning disabilities

image of a two smiling girls on a lawnA new project, led by the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, launched last week.  Surviving Through Story will collect and archive the stories of people with learning disabilities through the pandemic.

7th October 2020

Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice Explained

Healthcare in the UK is a fast-paced sector subject to ongoing change and transformation.  Current focus has largely been on the recruitment and training of new nurses.  However, more recently we have also seen increased recognition of the importance of Non-Medical Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Practice roles for the future of the healthcare workforce. 

7th October 2020

New Centre for Languages opens

 The Open Centre for Languages and Culture is the exciting new home for non-accredited short courses in languages and intercultural communication developed by the OU’s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics.

25th September 2020

New book published: A Multilingual Decameron

image of an open book with a forest escaping out of itA team from the OU’s School of Languages and Linguistics (LAL) have this week published a new book A Multilingual Decameron: Stories of a different world. Written during the pandemic, the book contains stories written by OU students, featuring at least one of the languages taught in the School.

23rd September 2020

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