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Alongside the NHS, we celebrate our own anniversary in 2018: 190 years of education at this institution. Educating health practitioners has been a key part of our role for many years. We were amongst the pioneers of nursing education, working in partnership with the St John Ambulance Association, in the 1880s. We introduced programmes in Home Nursing in the 1890s and delivered science tuition to nurses at Preston Royal Infirmary from the 1920s.

The collective scale of our Faculties of Health and Wellbeing and of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences make them the largest area of the University’s provision. But it’s the breadth of our offering that means we have the capability to create and deliver a ‘One Health Strategy’. We are one of only five universities in the country delivering Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Combine this with our extensive provision in nursing disciplines, paramedic practice, allied health professions, psychology, engineering, social work and social care, and we have the range of teaching, research and innovation required to map across the core public health issues faced by our region.

Health issues are often societal in nature – lifestyle, education, nutrition, environment all have a role to play – and it’s only by looking beyond the immediate needs of an individual ‘patient’, through inter-disciplinary collaboration, that we can help to fix these macro issues. The ‘One Health Strategy’ is the University’s contribution to helping alleviate these challenges and the health inequalities faced by people and communities across the North West.

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Our One Health Strategic Vision

At the heart of the 'One Health' vision is an understanding and recognition that:

  • The reality that prevention and early intervention are more effective and cost-efficient than curing, fixing or improving problems
  • Better education, information, advice and guidance about lifestyle have life-changing potential, underpinned by nutrition and physical activity.
  • Effective progress in tackling inequalities and improving health and wellbeing requires action on social, economic, environmental, cultural and commercial determinants of health.
  • ‘Making Every Contact Count’ (2016, Public Health England) is an opportunity to keep ‘individuals’ from becoming ‘patients’, for example, keeping people in their own homes, and helping them recover their health when they are discharged from care.
  • Empowering people and communities to generate solutions to improve health and wellbeing is at the heart of our approach.

Our vision is informed by the University’s Corporate Strategy and Strategy for Lancashire along with regional and national strategies and policies (the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership Sector Skills Baseline Study for Health and Social care; Lancashire and South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Plan; West, North and East Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Plan; NHS Five Year Forward View).

Highlights from UCLan

Top health experts gather (Image)

Top health experts gather

Health professionals and researchers from across the region have come together to outline the challenges of meeting the population’s healthcare needs and potential ways to meet them.

Health professionals and researchers from across the region have come together to outline the challenges of meeting the population’s healthcare needs and potential ways to meet them.

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Pharmacy head honoured

The head of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) School of Pharmacy has been bestowed the highest honour in his profession by being named a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The head of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) School of Pharmacy has been bestowed the highest honour in his profession by being named a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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Digital Health Institute

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has recruited a project manager to head up the creation of a Digital Health Institute at its West Cumbria Medical Education Centre – part of a £100,000-plus investment into digital healthcare.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has recruited a project manager to head up the creation of a Digital Health Institute at its West Cumbria Medical Education Centre – part of a £100,000-plus investment into digital healthcare.

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Student experience award

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was announced as the deserving winner of the Student Experience category at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was announced as the deserving winner of the Student Experience category at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

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Prestigious nursing honour

Two nursing lecturers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been recognised for their commitment to the highest standards of care, learning and leadership in the profession.

Two nursing lecturers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been recognised for their commitment to the highest standards of care, learning and leadership in the profession.

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Groundbreaking research

Groundbreaking research carried out by an academic from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) could pave the way for the use of probiotics to treat abdominal medical conditions in children.

Groundbreaking research carried out by an academic from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) could pave the way for the use of probiotics to treat abdominal medical conditions in children.