In the framework of the
partnership between Varna Medical University and UNICEF – Bulgaria on a project
for establishment of a “Center for maternal and child health” in the town of
Shumen, experts from the University visited Great Britain. The visit was aimed
at studying good community nursing practices.
From 3rd to 10th
November 2013, a part of
the team of the Faculty of Public Health, including Prof. Sonya Toncheva, the Coordinator
Assoc. Prof. Silvia Borisova, Assistant Prof. Teodora Evtimova and clinical
psychologist Sevdjihan Ejubova, met representatives of the National Healthcare
Agency of Great Britain in South Warwickshire.
structure, the practice and
competence of home care were presented. Teachers and students from the specialty “Community
Nursing” also took part in the meetings. The team met the Director of the
specialists in healthcare at the South West Trust for healthcare – Helen
Lancaster was organized and issues regarding the community care practice of the
nurses in Great Britain and Bulgaria were discussed.
During the training the team
from the Faculty of Public Health visited the University in Coventry where they
meet the leadership of the Nursing Department together with teachers, training
nurses and midwives. Future relations and opportunities for teachers’ and students’
exchange in the framework of ERASMUS programme.
of Varna Medical University attended the Pediatric ward “Mac Gregory” and the
delivery surgery in the hospitals in Warwick and Coventry, the Center for
children of Kingsway and family issues, the Clinic in Riversly, Naniton,
Hospice for children “Zoe”, the Center for child’s development, Children's center for
baby massage and etc.,.
The team of experts together with the community nurses from South
Warwickshire saw the Home of pregnant and newborn. The specialists from the
Faculty of Public Health familiarized with the policies for development of the community
care and documentation related to the training of the community nurses.