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Brian Webster-Henderson June 2024-5

University and nursing leader awarded OBE in King’s Birthday Honours

The University of Cumbria is thrilled to congratulate Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Webster-Henderson who has been awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours.

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, a professor of nursing and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Health, Environment and Innovation) at the University of Cumbria
Pictured: November 2022
CREDIT: University of Cumbria/Jonathan Becker

University leader awarded prestigious Fellowship of Queen’s Nursing Institute

A Fellowship of the Queen's Nursing Institute (FQNI) has been presented to the University of Cumbria's Professor Brian Webster-Henderson in recognition of his leadership in nursing education and policy and commitment to community nursing. 

Prof Kath McCourt, Honorary Doctorate, 23 Nov 2022

North East figure honoured for outstanding global contribution to nursing, midwifery and education

The President of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation, which represents the nurses' associations of more than 50 countries, has been awarded the University of Cumbria’s highest honour.


Unlikely marriage of universities can ease NHS staff crisis

The NHS is facing a staffing crisis.  The British Medical Association estimates that the current shortfall is over 50,000 doctors.  The shortage in the number of doctors is unevenly spread across the UK, mirroring the distribution of social deprivation and health inequality, with the North of England particularly affected – 11 per cent of NHS posts are vacant compared to 3 per cent in London.