Press Release

16 March 2012

Carolyn Jackson, Director of England Centre for Practice Development (EPCD) at Canterbury Christ Church University has supported the launch of the new national Centre for Practice and Health Care Innovation at Trinity College Dublin.

Carolyn said: “Practice Development is now an internationally recognised approach that aims to transform front line health and social care and services so that they are person-centred, safe and effective.

“Interest in the work of the England Centre has grown significantly since we launched in October last year and we are looking forward to supporting the new Centre at Trinity College, as well as the Wales Centre for Practice Innovation. Whilst their focus, approach and methodologies are different to the ECPD, collectively our work provides the potential to impact on research and policy development to transform care services in the UK and Ireland.”

The event on Thursday, 8th March was attended by an audience of Government health leaders and Directors of Nursing. The Faculty of Health Sciences at Trinity has a reputation for world class funded research and development.

The University’s ECPD focuses on transforming front line health services by supporting and facilitating work place development through research, engaged scholarship and work place learning for professionals in the health and social care. It supports career development of the existing front line workforce, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to transform services through strong clinical leadership and create and sustain person-centred safe and effective care.

You can follow the work of the work of the ECPD on Twitter @ECPD3 or join their Facebook page England Centre for Practice Development.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 94% of our nursing students are employed in nursing roles six months after finishing their course.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.


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