England Centre for Practice Development



The England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) is a national centre for applied health research, practice development and innovation hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University.

Working with a community of embedded researchers, and workplace facilitators, we aim to support health and care services to be person-centered, safe and based upon the best available evidence.

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About the Centre

We are committed to creating cultures which enable innovation in health and social care practice at the point of care to ensure that they are person centered, safe and effective.

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What is Practice Development?

Practice developers are the architects and designers of effective workplace cultures that get the best out of people by focusing on human values and the development of enriching person centered relationships. Innovation is at its most powerful when co-created from the grass roots up through shared values, shared purpose, ideas and knowledge. 

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Our Research Programmes

With the expertise and experience of members and networks linked to the England Centre for Practice Development, there are great opportunities to start practice development postgraduate studies with us.

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Our Workplace Learning Programmes

Through strong collaborative partnerships and collaborative working the Centre is committed to developing cutting edge workplace learning programmes

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Our Workforce Development Initiatives

Our initiatives seek to enable the development of a workforce that has the resilience, knowledge, skills and competence to embrace research and innovation

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