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Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Organisational unit: Faculty

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James Clerk Maxwell Building
57 Waterloo Road
London
United Kingdom

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Our Strategic goal is to improve the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and families, wherever they are cared for. We aim to be world leaders, pioneering the very best in nursing and midwifery care by intergrating:

  • Cutting edge research of the highest rigour to develop, evaluate and implement significant interventions and treatments, and build knowledge to transform and lead policy and practice
  • Skilled multi-professional care across the llifespan providing top quality evidence-based clinical care and support to patients
  • Innovation in education, training and engagement that advances policy and practice locally, nationally and globally, engaging patients and the public, whilst inspiring and equiping tomorrows leaders

The School has three main programmes of research activity which inform and improve health care and service delivery locally, nationally and internationally:

Patient and carer experience
A programme of work that explores and seeks to improve the patient and carer experience of healthcare with a particular focus on cancer, mental health, diabetes and long-term conditions

Healthcare workforce, organisation and service delivery
This programme of work contributes to the understanding of healthcare systems at regional, national and global levels, particularly with regard to equity, access to care and workforce issues. Within this the National Nursing Research Unit (NNRU)'s major policy research programme for the Department of Health examines how the organisation of the nursing workforce impacts upon service delivery and organisation within the NHS and beyond.

Health and wellbeing
Public health and wellbeing is the focus of activity within this programme. This ranges from ensuring the safety and quality of care for women and their babies before, during and following birth and suporting individuals and families wellbeing through the long-term trajectory into older age and at end of life.

All our work is underpinned by three cross cutting principles:

  • engagement with patient and user perspectives
  • commitment to conceptual and methodological innovation
  • attention to the policy relevance and practical application of our findings

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