Announcement: Mental health workforce to gain 21,000 employees by 2021

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BPP University School of Health lecturer Dr David S Smith discusses the science behind homesickness

As our November project covering the topic of homesickness continues, we asked Dr David S Smith from our BPP University School of Health’s psychology department to discuss the theory behind why students maybe feeling anxious after leaving home to further their education. Thousands of freshers flocked to University campuses the country over back in September. more

BPP University School of Health to sell Royal College of General Practitioners titles

BPP University School of Health is delighted to announce it will sell books produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in the British Isles and Europe. The expanding and respected range of books produced by the RCGP is aimed mainly at the primary care sector and complements the existing titles published by BPP more

BPP University School of Health launches new psychology programmes for postgraduates

Two new postgraduate psychology programmes have been launched by BPP University School of Health using innovative delivery mechanisms to engage students and promote profession-centred learning. The University’s Department of Psychology have created programmes in MSc Health Psychology which offers postgraduate education with specialist knowledge and skills; and the MSc Psychology (Conversion) particularly suited to mature more

BPP University School of Health welcomes guest speaker Dr. Jansari

BPP University School of Health Psychology Department recently welcomed Dr. Jansari from Goldsmiths, University of London, to our London Waterloo study centre. Dr. Jansari’s research explores a number of different aspects of cognitive neuropsychology, particularly memory/amesia, face recognition and assessment of executive functions. In his latest talk with BPP University psychology students, Dr. Jansari titled more

BPP University School of Health lecturer’s new book to increase awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

BPP University School of Health lecturer’s new book to increase awareness of Irritable Bowel Syndrome A psychology lecturer wants to increase awareness around Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a condition often misunderstood – by highlighting recent research in a new book. IBS is a common, ‘invisible disease’ which affects up to one in five people more

BPP University School of Health releases first batch of BMJ books

BPP University School of Health is delighted to announce that the first BMJ reference books have hit the bookshelves. Using material from The BMJ’s extensive archives, eight high-quality Clinical Review titles have been published. The first batch contains specialist knowledge on Paediatrics, General Medicine, Haematology and Rheumatology, General Practice, Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine, General Surgery, more

Boost for BPP University School of Health as new partnership nursing programmes are approved

BPP University School of Health has continued to grow its portfolio of nursing programmes following approval for two Mentorship Awards from The Nursing and Midwifery Council. The 16-week programmes are in Facilitating Teaching Learning and Assessment in Practice Level 6 – ideal for nurses who wish to continue study at this level and could also more

Are we ready for a robotic revolution?

Daniel Jones, Faculty Manager of BPP University Business School discusses the latest surge in robot development, commenting on how robotics might help us to deal with the crippling demands on our health service and what the implications might be for human workforces. “In April 2015 it was announced that NHS doctors and nurses at the more

Graduate Glen swaps Falklands for Qatar to set-up addictions treatment centre

A father-of-two has topped up his Nursing degree with BPP University School of Health and is using it to help patients in Qatar overcome drug and alcohol addictions. Glen Sturdee, 46, returned to the classroom to enhance his work as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) in the Falkland Islands. Working in a two-man team with more

The Duty of Candour

The Duty of Candour was introduced in November 2014 for hospitals in England, and four months later it was extended to all healthcare bodies registered with CQC. It has never been entirely clear what the statutory duty of candour would achieve that the existing professional duty would not. The difference is that the threshold of more

BPP University School of Health launches Paramedic Pathway programme in wake of ‘national shortage’

BPP University School of Health has launched a Higher Education Pathway Certificate to Paramedic Practice programme in the North West to try and help alleviate the national shortage of paramedics. It has been reported that paramedics from abroad are being recruited in a bid to plug the gap which has seen the UK’s profession reach breaking more

Becoming a better medical leader

Peter Spurgeon and Bob Klaber, authors of Medical Leadership: A Practical Guide for Trainees and Trainers, together with Matt Green of the BPP University School of Health, explore the relevance of the Medical Leadership Competency Framework in modern day medicine and how it can be used as a guiding framework at every stage of a doctor’s career The challenge of more

Preparing the perfect specialty training application form

Matt Green from BPP University School of Health explores what steps you should take to ensure that your application stands head and shoulders above others The specialty training application process may be the most important selection process you will go through in your career. A well thought through and prepared application will give you the best more

Shining through at a specialty training interview

Matt Green from BPP University School of Health explores what steps you should take to prepare for your approaching specialty training interview. He has been helping doctors to progress in their career for the past six years and will be speaking at this year’s BMJ Careers Fair. You’ve researched your chosen specialty or specialties, selected your more

Difficulties in consent: applying the Mental Capacity Act

Inadequate consent due to lack of capacity can cause difficulties for doctors. Anton van Dellen and Matt Green explore how doctors should apply the Mental Capacity Act and the difficulties that can be associated with inadequate consent In England and Wales, the law in relation to capacity is based predominantly on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Mental Capacity more

Succeeding at consultant interview: Performing on the day

Your body language, general behaviour, and influencing skills Confidence will influence how you behave on the day, and this in turn will play a large part in the outcome. Influential traits include flexibility, optimism, and demonstration of an analytical approach. You should assess and practise: Body language—particularly achieving eye contact and smiling Seating posture—particularly hand more

Succeeding at consultant interview: how to stand out from the crowd for the right reasons

Robert Ghosh, consultant physician at the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, together with Matt Green, from BPP University School of Health, explore the factors that you need to consider when preparing for and undergoing a consultant interview For senior trainees the post of consultant remains the pinnacle of achievement and carries a sense of grandeur together more

Top tips for effective communication

The authors of the book Effective Communication Skills for Doctors, Teresa Parrott and Graham Crook, explore, together with Matt Green of the BPP University School of Health, the art of clear communication in medicine and the steps that doctors can take to improve their communication with patients, family, and colleagues A large and compelling evidence base in communication science more

Improving your communication skills

The authors of the book Effective Communication Skills for Doctors, Teresa Parrott and Graham Crook, explore, together with Matt Green of the BPP University College’s School of Health, the art of clear communication in medicine and the steps that doctors can take to improve their communication with patients, family, and colleagues A large and compelling evidence base in communication more