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You can find the latest press releases from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work below.

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Most press releases will specify media contacts, but if in doubt, please get in touch with our Media Relations Officer Jamie Brown at or on +44 (0)161 275 8383.

Latest releases

Innovative podcast gets on its Soapbox to tell deaf people’s stories
(13 June 2016)
The inspiring life stories of deaf people from around the world, collected over ten years by a University of Manchester researcher, are to be explored in an innovative new podcast and public science event.

NSPCC partnership event: Deaf children: are we keeping them safe?
(24 May 2016)
Research shows deaf and disabled children are three times more at risk of abuse than non-disabled children.

Natural births after caesarean more likely if you call the midwife
(20 April 2016)
Women who had a caesarean section in a previous pregnancy are much more likely to have a safer vaginal birth if their antenatal care is led by a midwife, according to a new study from The University of Manchester.

University project to get new and expectant mums moving
(13 April 2016)
New mums and pregnant women in Moss Side, Hulme and Rusholme are being given the chance to get healthy with a new range of free activities run by a team of midwives and psychologists from The University of Manchester.

Why mainstream pregnancy programmes may be failing care leavers – report identifies risk factors faced by vulnerable teenagers
(31 March 2016)
Increased vulnerability due neglect and abuse, the absence of a supportive adult in their lives and a lack of mainstream effective sex and relationship education due to placement moves, are some of the reasons identified by children’s charity Coram as to why standard sexual health education may need re-thinking for care experienced young people, to reduce unplanned pregnancy.

Stroke therapy to be investigated in new study of 160,000 records
(28 January 2016)
Researchers at The University of Manchester are to investigate 160,000 patient records to identify issues affecting the quality of stroke therapy in England.

Rising risk of obesity among China’s ‘left behind children’
(9 December 2015)
Some 61 million rural children left behind by parents moving to China’s booming urban centres are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets, research from The University of Manchester, published in Public Health Nutrition suggests.

WATCH: Europe in union to make falls prevention flash mob video
(10 November 2015)
A video featuring more than 500 people in ten countries taking part in a flash mob is demonstrating exercises that can help reduce the risk of falls in the over-65s.

Manchester sets CPR World Record!
(16 October 2015)
More than 800 people have set a new Guinness World Record today (16 October) at a University of Manchester-organised CPR relay, in aid of European Restart a Heart Day.

Manchester bid to wrest CPR relay world record from New York
(15 October 2015)
The University of Manchester will attempt to break a Guinness World Record next Friday with more than 700 people performing CPR on campus.

Campaign to get the whole family involved in preventing falls among older people
(1 October 2015)
Ahead of International Day of Older Persons (1 October) experts at The University of Manchester, are raising awareness of strength and balance programmes, which can halve the risk of falls and potentially prevent many thousands of injuries each year.

NICE launches Obesity e-learning tool
(28 September 2015)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new online learning tool – Obesity – that uses interactive activities and case studies to support the implementation of NICE guidance. It is part of a series of educational tools available on the NICE website.

Greater Manchester to lead the way in creating world-class health innovation
(2 September 2015)
Leaders across healthcare research, academia and industry have today, Wednesday 2 September, come together to launch a unique partnership.

Bid to cut childbirth mortality with game for African midwives
(11 August 2015)
Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a new board game which will help African midwives to detect prolonged and obstructed labour to prevent women dying in childbirth.

Psychologists to help Dr Google
(7 May 2015)
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.

New method helps establish south Asian perceptions of dementia
(16 April 2015)
Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers from The University of Manchester adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease.

Manchester and Monash scientists share research funding awards
(16 March 2015)
International research collaborations to improve the health of pregnant women, prevent older people in hospital from having falls and enable early detection of hearing problems have all been awarded funding through a unique UK/Australian partnership.

Presentation is key in antenatal information, research suggests
(13 March 2015)
The font type of written text and how easy it is to read can be influential when it comes to engaging people with important health information and recruiting them for potentially beneficial programmes, new research by The University of Manchester and Leeds Beckett University has found.

New Vice-President and Dean announced for Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
(5 March 2015)
The University of Manchester has appointed Professor Ian Greer as the new Vice-President and Dean to lead the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

Experts’ advice for preventing a fall this winter
(2 March 2015)
Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but even though the weather continues to be wet and icy, experts from The University of Manchester are showing that this doesn’t have to be the case.