STUDENTS, staff and visitors at the University of Worcester were given free health checks last week as part of International Nurses’ Day.

Student nurses were on hand at the university’s main reception on Tuesday, May 6 offering mini health MOTs, including blood pressure and peak flow tests – a measurement of exhaled breath.

The event on Monday, May 12 – Florence Nightgale’s birthday – is celebrated in recognition of the work of nurses across the world.

The university’s clinical educator Steve Wilding said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our student nurses to practice these essential nursing skills.”

Head of nursing, midwifery and paramedic science at the university Robert Dudley said: “Nursing is a practice-based, academic and professional discipline.

“This annual event enables our students to celebrate and show case the very positive contribution that nursing students make in society.”