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Through the eyes of children, young people and families - Evaluation of the model of care delivered by WellChild Nurses



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Project team

Professor Jane Coad (PI) CFR; Nicky Ashley, CFR; Charlotte Clowes, CFR; Joanne Kelly, CFR; Professor Mark Whiting, University of Hertfordshire; Sean Graham, CELE; Theresa Pengelly, CFR; David Widdas, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust


WellChild/Linda Partridge and Team, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, University of Hertfordshire, Children and Families Research Team (CFR)


Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Duration of project

01/07/2013 - 05/01/2015

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Project objectives

The WellChild Nurse has been developed by the WellChild charity to support children, young people and families with complex care needs who require specialist care, and is in many cases the key worker in meeting their specialist needs both in hospital and within their homes. The project carried out a longitudinal evaluation, underpinned by innovative multi-methods. Using a framework drawn on the participatory techniques of Appreciative Inquiry, the project has gained an in-depth understanding and evidence for the first time of the WellChild Nurses as key workers and how this role is perceived by children and their families.

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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023