LD and Autism champions week

This week, we are celebrating the Autism and Learning Disability Champion Awards for 2020 founded for hospital staff or teams that have provided an exemplary service and care for patients with a Learning Disability (LD) or who are Autistic.  Usually each year we have an award ceremony with a celebratory lunch attended by the winners, people … Continue reading LD and Autism champions week

World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year

The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. This year we are celebrating WRD with blogs from our UHP Radiography colleagues. Helene Baudains – CT Radiographer and CT Head Reporting Radiographer My favourite thing about being a radiographer is the variety of patients you see and multidisciplinary teams … Continue reading World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year

20 October is International Pharmacy Technician Day

My life as a Pharmacy Technician My name is Lesley, and I work as a pharmacy technician at University Hospitals Plymouth. When you work in the NHS the job is ever-changing. Being part of the pharmacy family, we integrate with these changes to always improve systems of work and processes that lead to better patient … Continue reading 20 October is International Pharmacy Technician Day

The History of BAME Nurses in the United Kingdom

Rez Rodgers, Vice Chair of the University Hospital Plymouth BAME Network, pens a blog about the influence of overseas workers on the beginnings of the NHS... The post-war labour minister Aneurin Bevin believed that society should collectively contribute to a healthcare system with equal opportunity and availability to all, and thus the foundation of the … Continue reading The History of BAME Nurses in the United Kingdom

My experience: St John Ambulance volunteer at UHP

There are lots of people from different organisations who make up the extended #1BigTeam at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP). Abby Williams is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), trainer and assessor who has been part of St John Ambulance for nearly three years. St John Ambulance volunteers have been helping out at UHP since July this … Continue reading My experience: St John Ambulance volunteer at UHP

“Since reopening we have successfully transplanted 10 patients across our region”

The Southwest Transplant Centre (SWTC) is a regional centre which offers a service for kidney patients across Plymouth, Cornwall and the South of Exeter. We provide both a deceased and living donor programme and currently follow up approximately 400 patients who have been transplanted. National statistics show we have one of the lowest waiting times … Continue reading “Since reopening we have successfully transplanted 10 patients across our region”