Centre for Healthcare Research

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Funding win to evaluate NHS Nursing Training Programme

Coventry University has been commissioned by the National Health Service (NHS) to evaluate the impact of the new NHS Professional Nurse Advocates (PNA) programme.

About us

Through the combination of academic and clinical expertise, the centre seeks to make a difference to health policy, practice, delivery and education.

Our Team

The Centre for Healthcare Research is led by Director, Professor Rosie Kneafsey. Rosie is supported by a team of experienced researchers, academics and clinical leaders.

Our Research

We aim to make a difference to society, to the health professions, to the patient experience and to inform health policy through cutting edge research that tackles the very latest challenges.

PhD Opportunities

Our well qualified and highly experienced research teams enable us to offer PhD opportunities to further drive research capabilities and innovation for the future.

Our research

The Centre for Healthcare Research seeks to enable academic and clinical healthcare leaders, educators and researchers to develop and lead research across the NHS, universities and partners, creating the key links between research, practice and education to make a difference to patient care at local, national and global level. Through the combination of academic and clinical expertise, the centre supports skilled, compassionate, effective health care and best patient outcomes, through excellence in research and development, innovation and enterprise, education, capacity building and leadership.

The centre works closely with Coventry University’s Centre for Care Excellence.

As a centre we strive to display the following characteristics:

  • Agile and disruptive
  • Collaborative and co-creative
  • Ethical and sustainable
  • Excellent and impactful
  • Challenge led and transdisciplinary

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