Canterbury Christ Church University is asking local people to help shape new degree programmes and support the region’s future healthcare provision and workforce.

Every few years the University reviews its healthcare courses to ensure they meet the needs of the communities who rely on their services.

The University is asking Kent and Medway residents, who have had experience of Allied and Public Health professionals in the last 12 months, to take part in a short online survey. Allied and Public Health professionals include:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Radiographers

Professor Chris Burton is Head of the School of Allied and Public Health Professions. He said “Canterbury Christ Church University has a long and proud history of training our future healthcare professionals. In 1994 the University became the first in the country to offer a Postgraduate programme in clinical reporting which led the way to our successful Diagnostic Radiography degree today.

“People may be more familiar with the work of our nurses, doctors, and midwives, but many of us will also have had first-hand experience of the important work our Allied Health Professions do for us and our families - providing emergency care, helping to diagnose and treat disease, supporting recovery from illness or surgery, assisting people back to work, and helping patients and families cope with longer term health problems. The work they do is vital to our hospitals in Kent and Medway.

“We are interested in finding out what the people of Kent and Medway feel are the characteristics of an excellent Allied Health Care Professional. By answering our short online questionnaire, or speaking to one of our students, our communities can help shape our new degree programmes and ensure we are training outstanding students for the region’s future workforce.”

You can complete the online survey here. Alternatively email to arrange to speak with a student or member of staff.