Faculty of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University

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Dr. Turner: The Faculty of Health and Social Care is the university’s largest Faculty, located right in the heart of London,
in brand new purpose-built facilities. We’ve around 7,000 students studying with us at any one time.
That works out at about 4,000 full-time equivalent students and about 320 to 330 academic staff,
60 to 70 non-academic staff.
Prof. Ellis: The majority of our students are nursing students, and they actually undertake training
in four different branches of nursing; adult nursing, children’s nursing, learning disability and mental health.
We also have allied health sciences here so we train occupational therapists, radiographers, operating department personnel,
and we actually have Chinese medicine as well, so we do acupuncture and a masters in acupuncture.
Dr. Turner: The Faculty has an excellent reputation as serving the needs of the London health services.
We work with some of the largest and most prestigious hospitals in London.
Prof. Ellis: We’re an extremely successful Faculty - we are the largest for nursing in London,
and we have the top score for quality and adult nursing in London.
Dr. Turner: The Faculty conducts mainly applied health research, sponsored by local trusts and partners
and specialises in research in primary care, public health and strategic leadership.
Debbie Harris: One of the projects that we are doing at the moment is government-funded research around nursing wisdom
and what that actually means, where we’re interviewing qualified staff to talk about how
they’ve become a nurse and what they believe is the wisdom of nursing.
Lesley Buckland: As far as the research is concerned, we have been focussing on a specific area and that is impact evaluation.
What that means is the impact of education and training in the workplace
and we’ve been highly successful in developing that as a new initiative in the Faculty.
Pamela Eakin: I’m supervising a number of PhD students and there’s a range of topics
that the PhD students are involved in around professional practice with people with learning disabilities,
around pain management, around children.
Dr. Mears: Seven of our eight academic staff are research active at the moment in a variety of areas within healthcare.
There are two interesting areas being undertaken at the moment in the Institute - one is looking
at the transition from staff nurse roles into charge nurse roles, so ward managers, and looking at the certificating factors
and the barriers around that transition. And a second is the cross national study,
which looks across England and Greece at user empowerment.
Mary Saunders: In the last two years about 11 or 12 books have been published by people
within the Department - within social work, within public health, and within community healthcare nursing.
The university has partnerships with the largest and most prestigious health trusts in London,
and that includes pre and post-registration training and research.
Enkanah Soobadoo: We are very proud at London South Bank, the way we work with our partners.
Dr. Richard Hatchett: We have a broad range of key partners that we work with, ranging from the British Heart Foundation,
the Epilepsy Society, UCLH, Royal Brompton, a huge range which support a wide of range
of specialist course that we provide.
Sue Mullaney: Our key stakeholder is Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
We provide all their pre-registration nursing education and that’s a unique position to be in because
not only are we providing education for children’s nurses in London, but ourselves in partnership with Great Ormond Street
would provide the nursing workforce and to a greater extent the rest of the country.
Dr. Mears: We are very keen on partnerships working within the institute and we have a very good relationship
within South Bank with the Faculty of Business. We jointly offer some leadership programmes,
which uses modules from both the Business and Health Faculties and the synergies
that creates offers a very attractive product to the consumer.
Prof. Mary Lovegrove: This university was the first university in the world to set up a Confucius Institute
around traditional Chinese medicine
Sue Mullaney: We’re fairly unique within the faculty, because we’ve got
a wide range of joint roles with other organisations and the benefits of having the joint post
means delivering to our students up-to-date practice by people who are practitioners.
Dr. Turner: The faculty provides education and research for all branches of nursing,
midwifery, allied health, social work and traditional Chinese medicine.
Prof. Mary Lovegrove: A very important aspect of our portfolio is that we’re the only central London occupational therapy provider.
We have a number of interesting postgraduate opportunities around clinical ultrasound - mammography.
But also we have this unique programme, which is around developing a new cardiac catheter lab workforce.
Sue Mullaney: The Department of Children’s Nursing is one of the biggest departments in the country,
it’s got the broadest range of specialities, and we carry those specialities through in education pathways
from pre-registration children’s nursing, right up to advanced practice and masters level.
Katrina Maclaine: The Advanced Nurse Practitioner programme has been around now for about 15 to 20 years
in the UK and it’s designed to develop nurses and generally experienced nurses to an advanced level of practice.
Claire Anderson: The programme is unique because it offers a foundation in clinical practice.
It relates to the children’s nurses who’ve got lots of experiential knowledge and it underpins that experiential knowledge,
academic knowledge, formal knowledge and gives them the confidence in their clinical reasoning skills in their assessment skills,
and again going back to delivering quality healthcare to the child.
Dr. Turner: In the new K2 building we’ve invested heavily in new skills labs, to provide training
for all of our nursing and allied health students. That includes a state-of-the-art 3D VERT lab for therapeutic radiographers.
It's a virtual reality environment for therapeutic radiography so students can practise positioning the radiography equipment,
setting up the correct dosages and treating patients in an entirely virtual environment.
Dr. Turner: At London South Bank University we’re proud to be shaping the healthcare workforce of the future.
Pamela Eakin: The students that come and do a pre-registration, that’s an initial qualifying programme,
over 95% of those actually get jobs on completion of the programme.
Dr. Turner: We’re London’s largest provider of continuing professional and personal development for health professionals.
Dr. Mears: The Professional Doctorate within the Institute is a way for those who have aspirations to senior positions
in nursing and allied professions to undertake a piece of research that will lead to improvements in care.
Mary Saunders: We have a number of graduates for whom we’re really proud,
some who have completed our occupational health nursing programme, have set up their own consultancies.
Pamela Eakin: In London there is a ranking system for nursing programmes and across London for adult nursing,
we have come number one, of which we are very proud of.
Claire Anderson: 100% of the students that graduate from our programmes do gain employment in the London region
or in the wider national children’s nursing workforce.
Dr. Turner: We see ourselves as the university in London for the health service.
Claire Anderson: 25% of London nurses qualified at London South Bank University.
Dr. Turner: Thank you for watching and we look forward to working with you in the future.