Three events end the year on a high for nursing, midwifery and healthcare students

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The working life of medical practitioner is famously busy, so it’s apt the final few days of this academic year saw the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare host no less than three lively conferences, packed with the next generation of nursing and midwifery talent.

The first event was the UWL Student Midwives’ Conference on 23 May, featuring fascinating presentations from practising and student midwives, alongside academic researchers and other specialists. There was also an opportunity for students to speak to exhibitors from a range of influential organisations, from the charity Mummy’s Star to the Nursing and Midwifery Society.

Then on 25 May, some of UWL’s most active and inspiring students were centre stage at the Health Promotion and Public Health Student Conference 2018 gave the floor to. The theme of the day - picked by students - was the role of the environment in healthcare.

Speakers included Helen Graham, a second year student on BSc Health Promotion and Public Health course. Helen spoke passionately about her voluntary work for the Lullaby Trust, which works to reduce sudden infant death syndrome. 

Also speaking was Jerome Baddley, Head of the NHS Environmental Sustainability Unit, who addressed attendees about the environment, underlining the importance of this issue to the next generation of healthcare professionals. 

On Wednesday 30 May, Head of Simulation at CNMH Janet Deacon welcomed attendees to ‘A Celebration of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare’. Charmagne Barnes, Dean of CNMH, said: ‘This event is the first of its kind, as we’ve had so much student involvement from the outset. It was a privilege to be there with so many people who will go on to make a difference. Believe me, they will.’

Speakers included Professor Heather Loveday, who explained the implications of some of her influential research at the Richard Wells Centre, which focuses on using the best available evidence to prevent the spread of infection. 

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