International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, it’s important that we #ChooseToChallenge hetero- and cis-normative ideas of womanhood. For this reason we’ll be celebrating the incredible achievements of two LGBT+ women in history, who have accomplished great things, and made their marks on the Gender Equality movement. Of course the women’s rights movement should always be intersectional, so … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021

IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and their allies. This year, it is specifically a day to challenge. To challenge behaviours. To challenge perceptions and stereotypes, and to challenge ourselves. This is my story, by Camilla Redding Camilla Redding, Deputy Chair of the Women’s Network I’ve never been an overly confident person, … Continue reading IWD 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

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

Emergency Department staff take solace in ‘Coffee and Vent’ sessions at Devon hospital

Dr Annette Rickard, Consultant in Emergency Medicine When the global pandemic hit the UK, NHS emergency teams knew their challenging jobs were about to get harder. Staff that work in the Emergency Department at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) are no strangers to working in a high-pressure environment. As the largest acute hospital and … Continue reading Emergency Department staff take solace in ‘Coffee and Vent’ sessions at Devon hospital

Tissue Viability are helping to #stopthepressure

The Tissue Viability Team at UHP are here to work with patients who have particular needs in terms of skin integrity, wounds and pressure ulcers. Lead Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist, Siobhan Mccoulough, writes about the different models of care and the importance of aSSKINg ahead of Stop the Pressure Day on 19 November. Two … Continue reading Tissue Viability are helping to #stopthepressure

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

Occupational Therapy Week: What do occupational therapists do?

The 2nd to the 6th November is Occupational Therapy Week. Normally, we’d be enticing you to find out more about Occupational Therapy (OT) with an information stand and cakes at the main entrance of the hospital, but the current situation sadly precludes us from doing so. However, as a department, we wanted to take this … Continue reading Occupational Therapy Week: What do occupational therapists do?