Westminster Kingsway College Launches New Access To Higher Education Programme In Pharmacy And Biomedical Sciences

June 8, 2009

Westminster Kingsway College has launched a new Access to Higher Education programme in Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at its new King’s Cross Centre in central London. The College is already a leading provider of Access to Higher Education courses in London as well as specialising in courses for Pharmacy Technicians in conjunction with the University of London’s School of Pharmacy and Birkbeck College.

The new Access programme in Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences will be focussing on those who are looking to progress to university courses in Pharmacy or Biomedical Sciences and the course has been developed in partnership with the School of Pharmacy at the University of London. Candidates will need to have some aptitude for science and maths already and it is preferable that they have been working in a medical or healthcare environment but they may have been out of education for some time or be looking to change their career.
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Major Programme To Transform Patients’ Experience Of Care Launched With New Research And Announcement Of Pilot Sites , UK

January 12, 2009

A major programme to transform patients’ experience of care in hospital is launched today by The King’s Fund. It kicks off with publication of a report assessing the scale and nature of the problems patients experience and looks at why staff don’t always provide the sort of care they would want for themselves and their own families. Today also sees the announcement of the first hospitals which will be piloting new ways of improving care over the next three years.
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IRIN/PlusNews Examines Effect Of World Food Programme Pullout In Uganda On HIV-Positive People

January 5, 2009

The United Nations World Food Programme is withdrawing food aid to some HIV-positive people in Uganda as part of broader cutbacks in the country’s aid program that have come after a shortfall in funding, IRIN/PlusNews reports. The decrease in food aid is estimated to affect 1.5 million people, in addition to the children in the school feeding program, which also will be cutback.

According to IRIN/PlusNews, WFP has been providing food aid to an estimated 173,000 HIV-positive people in Uganda and will continue to provide aid to HIV-positive people who fit into certain categories, such as internally displaced people, children in the insecure region of Karamoja in northeastern Uganda and new mothers and their infants. Stanlake Samkange, WFP’s Uganda representative, said that the agency has reviewed their programs and is going to provide support where it has “few actors” and “better funding,” adding that if “funding becomes available and there is a role for WFP to play, we will be happy to help.” Samkange added that it would be “irresponsible” for the agency to “make commitments” to provide food when it is not certain it can do so.
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