Centre for Care Excellence


University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and Coventry University have worked in collaboration to develop a Centre for Care Excellence- believed to be the first of its kind in the country - for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions (NMAHPs).

Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May has officially opened our Centre for Care Excellence on Friday 24th January 2020 in the Lecture Theatre in the Clinical Sciences Building at UHCW.

Led by four jointly appointed professors, the Centre’s objectives are to further enhance patient care and academic excellence through research, practice development, education and innovation. Staff within both Coventry University and UHCW will use their combined expertise to create and work on evidence-based projects and innovative activities to inform practice and education within UHCW, the University and beyond, to create national and international influence.

The centre will seek to increase the number of research active health staff in both organisations and will provide support for future NMAHP Clinical Academics. By enabling better sharing of knowledge and expertise, the Centre aims to empower staff at every level to be able to develop ideas to make ‘patient first’ improvements.  Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals have always undertaken Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure they are at the forefront of knowledge in their field. This development takes this further by supporting practitioners to become creators of new knowledge as well as recipients of best evidence.