Press Release

15 May 2013

The England Centre for Practice Development at Canterbury Christ Church University and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have joined together to develop a new Nursing and Midwifery strategy.

Launched on Friday, 10 May to coincide with International Nurses Day, the strategy will put patients at the centre of the Trust’s service; aiming to enhance the quality of services making them person centred, safe and effective. It will also deliver a common vision for Nursing and Midwifery across the whole organisation and will show how all members of the workforce have a key role in delivering its shared purpose.

Alice Webster, Director of Nursing for the Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer for the Centre and Christ Church’s Department of Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies, said: “Our partnership with the university has enabled us to generate a strategy with patients and practitioners at the heart of the organisation. Practice development methods will help us to use creative thinking in the workplace and continue to inspire and energise our practice and service improvement for the benefit of the area’s healthcare.”

The strategy showcases a new and innovative framework developed by Professor Jan Dewing, Co-Director of the England Centre for Practice Development and Head of Person-centred Research and Practice Development East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. She said: “We are delighted to be launching the new framework, and especially for it to coincide with International Nurses Day. This day helps nurses and midwives feel connected as a worldwide movement; to celebrate their achievements, whilst being mindful of the need to always be looking at how we give patients, and the public, better protection and more innovative care and services.”

Carrie Jackson, Director for the England Centre for Practice Development, said: “The work of the Centre is pivotal in helping organisations, teams and individuals to celebrate their potential; thrive and flourish in the workplace and to provide a high quality service for patients and their families. 

“As the largest provider of education and training for the public services in the South East, the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University has an important role to play in shaping future workplace learning opportunities that underpin such innovations and encourage practitioners to research and publish their achievements.”

International Nurses Day is celebrated on the 12 may each year and celebrates the contribution they make in their communities and the importance of their work.

Notes to Editor

  • The England Centre for Practice Development, at Canterbury Christ Church University, is leading the way nationally on the development of individuals within a health and social care setting to make leadership changes to workplace culture. Their work on the front line of nursing is making a positive difference on the relationship between patient and practitioner.
  • As a dedicated research and practice development centre within the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Christ Church, The England Centre for Practice Development aims to transform patient care and services so that they are more person-centred, safe and effective at local, national and international levels.

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, across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2011 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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