15 May 2012
Canterbury Christ Church University's England Centre for Practice Development has joined in partnership with other universities from around the world to form a new International Community of Practice.
Led by the Person-Centred Practice Research Centre at the Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Christ Church has signed a formal partnership with Fontys University of Applied Science, The Netherlands; Buskerud University College, Norway; West Park Healthcare, Canada and The University of Technology, Sydney, to develop a person-centred practice research International Community of Practice’ (ICoP).
The focus of the ICoP will be to establish collaboration between universities that will help to strengthen research and practice development within a person-centred approach to nursing.
Carrie Jackson, Director of England Centre for Practice Development, said: “I am delighted that Canterbury Christ Church University is showing its strength and helping to lead the way in this area of nursing research by forming this international partnership.
“Person-centred practice within nursing is currently a dominant focus in policy, strategy and education, aiming to transform patient care and services so that they are more person-centred, safe and effective at local, national and international levels.
“We hope that this international community will lead to new and innovative partnerships for the future that will help with the advancement of knowledge, skills and expertise in research for person-centred practice and in particular focus on practitioner research.”
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.