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OU co-production returns as hospitals adjust to pandemic

Award-winning OU/BBC co-production ‘Hospital’ returns for a sixth series, filmed at London’s Royal Free Trust hospitals as staff and patients grapple with the extraordinary challenge of operating within the new COVID landscape.

9th November 2020

NMC approval for new blended nursing degree partnership

The latest addition to The Open University’s selection of nursing programmes has received approval from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and provides a direct-entry route for individuals in London and the South West region looking to kick-start their nursing career.

2nd November 2020

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

WELS Student Awards 2020 - Winners Announced

Image of little gold cup with star confetti pouring out onto a blue background, concept for winning or successEvery year, the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) recognises its students for their achievements through the WELS Student Awards, and this year eight talented students received awards in two categories, in a virtual ceremony.

8th 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

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