National Fellowship Scheme launched by ECPD

15 October 2015

The England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) has launched a new National Fellowship Scheme.

It will enable individuals and organisations to join a community of practitioner researchers whose work directly benefits the provision of person-centered, safe and effective care for patients and service users in health and social care.  

The scheme will help fellows to demonstrate and measure how their research can have the greatest meaning to patients, carers, healthcare providers and commissioners, as well as influence policy makers, inform professional practice and shape the quality of future health and care services.

Areas of work that the scheme will focus on include:

  • developing shared research and improvement projects for maximum impact in the workplace
  • writing scholarly papers for publication in peer reviewed journals to advance the body of knowledge and understanding of person-centred, safe and effective care in the workplace
  • sharing expertise and learning through international webinars, conferences, workshops, seminars and events
  • creating opportunities for further research, inquiry and evaluation expertise through formal and informal approaches e.g. peer mentoring, participation in our research programmes and annual research events
  • improving access to resources and tools for use in the workplace for quality improvement and sustained innovation
  • sharing expertise in PhD supervision and post-doctoral work
  • promoting staff exchange and development opportunities for early and ongoing research career development.

Individual fellows are likely to be experienced clinical systems leaders; experienced facilitators or experienced practitioner-researchers at regional and national level and potentially be developing a portfolio of work at international level. However, the scheme is open to experienced leaders in a university, academic researchers  working in the field, professional leads working with regulators, policy think tanks, charities, or professional bodies. Organisational Fellows will have complementary expertise to the England Centre for Practice Development and a shared commitment to developing person-centered, safe and effective care and services.

The application process is uncomplicated and quick with details available from the Directors of Centre Carolyn Jackson and Prof Kim Manley CBE. There are no financial costs involved in joining the scheme.

For more information visit: www.canterbury.ac.uk/ecpd or email: carolyn.jackson@canterbury.ac.uk.

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