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Care team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London

'Hospital' - further four episodes

Starts Tuesday 20th June at 9pm on BBC2

Produced in partnership with The Open University, Episode One follows events as St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington receives victims from the Westminster terror attack.

13th June 2017

Happy Nurses’ Day

12th May, Florence Nightingale’s birthday is Nurses’ Day. Colleagues in WELS’ Nursing Team are celebrating 15 years’ success making nurse education accessible to healthcare support workers.
12th May 2017
Child of our Time team

Child of our Time series on BBC One

A new 2-part OU/BBC series was shown on 3rd and 4th April. The series was commissioned for the University by OMIL, working with WELS Nominated Academics Tyrrell Golding, Dr Naomi Holford and Andy Rixon, and Media Fellow Fernando Rosell-Aquilar. In the year 2000 the BBC began filming the lives of 25 children born across the UK. As they turn 16, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron discover how they are being affected by huge changes in their brains and behaviour that could shape their lives forever.

27th March 2017
Hospital - group shot of the doctors and other hospital staff (BBC Use)

'Hospital' - six part BBC documentary

11 January-15 February. Filmed over six weeks, Hospital is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. Edited and broadcast within weeks of filming, this timely six part series for BBC2 captures the day-to-day realities facing the NHS right now.

10th January 2017

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

The Open University sees success as one of the collaborating research organisations in an ESRC-funded Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

22nd November 2016
World painted on pregnant mother's stomach

The Lottery of Birth - 20th February 2017

The School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care's massive online open course (MOOC) 'The Lottery of Birth' will examine the inequalities of birth, with a particular focus on being rich or poor and being born male or female.

14th November 2016
Simon Binner

‘Simon’s Choice: How to Die’ wins at the 2016 Grierson Awards

We are delighted to announce that our BBC co-production ‘Simon’s Choice: How to Die’ won Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme (Domestic) at the 2016 Grierson Awards.

9th November 2016

An inspiration to other student nurses

Congratulations to Open University student nurse, John Edwards who was awarded Outstanding Learner of the Year at Health Education Wessex Shine Awards on 20th October 2016.

31st October 2016
mental health word cloud

All in the Mind - Radio 4

The OU/Radio 4 series "All in the Mind" returns with a new 8-part series starting Tuesday 25th October. Produced with support from our faculty, the programmes are broadcast each Tuesday at 21.00 with a repeat on the following day, Wednesday, at 15.30.

26th October 2016

OU Nursing in TOP TEN for student satisfaction

We are delighted by the verdict of our students on the quality of support for learning and practice on our innovative, work-based route into nursing.

7th September 2016

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