Find out how our UCLan community, students, researchers and experts are responding to the global pandemic through a University-wide effort to help fight Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Around 20 final year medical students and more than 300 final year nursing students could soon be working on the frontline during these unprecedented times of a global pandemic after the Government and their regulatory bodies appealed for help.
PPE from across UCLan has been gathered and in discussions with the Lancashire Resilience Forum, as well as partner NHS trusts, has been donated to appropriate sites.
UCLan has provided a much-needed ventilator from UCLan Clinical Skills Laboratory to help the COVID-19 effort
UCLan has used its world-class School of Engineering facilities and staff to help design, manufacture and 3D print much needed pieces of personal protective and technical equipment, such as facial visors and breathing mask components.
Specialist members of UCLan staff have volunteered their services to clinical, laboratory or pharmacy settings within the NHS. These include microbiologists, pharmacists, molecular biologists, doctors in emergency medicine and physician associates.
UCLan academics helped to carry out the first global analysis of existing scientific studies related to COVID-19 and newborn babies, which highlighted that it is uncommon for babies aged up to four weeks old to become infected with the virus.
Psychological Support Hub
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has launched a new online Psychological Support Hub to provide vital assistance for frontline workers tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
Campaign to rebuild Britain
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has today endorsed a national campaign for the Government’s consideration to protect and support key public service provision at universities post Covid-19.
Children are not Being Heard
New research carried out in Europe shows that children are consistently reporting difficulties related to COVID-19, including mental health and wellbeing problems.
Isolation Gowns for NHS
A small team of fashion and design experts from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have swapped catwalk creations for more practical apparel by producing sought-after isolation gowns for Blackpool Victoria Hospital (BVH).
UCLan Students Help NHS
More than 100 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) students and staff are to provide vital support to front line NHS ambulance and emergency care centre services in the fight against Covid-19.
UCLan undergraduates and postgraduates collaborate with their American and Chinese counterparts for coronavirus project.
Two UCLan engineering lecturers have teamed up to make potentially life-saving equipment for coronavirus patients from their homes.
Due to the unprecedented global situation, Lowri Dowthwaite has written an article explaining how this feeling of togetherness could lead to positive changes for the future.
Effort to Help Fight Virus
UCLan students and staff are heading to the frontline while specialist and personal protective equipment is being designed for the NHS.
How to Avoid Cabin Fever
UCLan's Dr Sarita Robinson is an expert in survival psychology. In light of the current coronavirus self-isolation situation, she has written an article explaining how to avoid cabin fever.
Two University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) students have not allowed the coronavirus restrictions to signal the end of their sports journalism project.
When WHO declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic on the 11th March 2020, I was on a long day working on my third placement.
As of me writing this blog, I’ve been in lockdown for 8 days and I’ve gone through many feelings, mainly boredom and frustration, which I’m sure many people can relate to.
Being a lab based researcher does entail most work must be done in the lab but due to social distancing studying at home is the only option.
Adapting to changing situations is nothing new in the NHS or indeed across the nursing profession, but when the world is faced with a pandemic we have to adapt and change extremely quickly, professionally and personally.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, many countries around the world have implemented protective strategies. These include quarantine and social distancing, school closures, and closing restaurants and other public places. Governments have also advised people to take greater measures to protect themselves from contracting the disease, including washing hands and wearing face masks.
Rainbows have long been associated as a symbol of good luck, hope and motivation, so what better symbol for children to focus on during this time.
It’s a primary shape too, often children are drawn to the array of colours associated with them, and let’s not forget, as we all know, there is a pot of gold at the end of them!
From singing on balconies, to online choirs, communities have come together – often through the use of social media groups – to support others around them in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the UK, the bereaved families of healthcare professionals are asking why their loved ones were sent to the medical front line without the personal protective equipment they need to protect themselves from COVID-19.
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