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New group to represent Scotland’s academic nurse leaders

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The Council of Deans of Health has launched a new group in Scotland to be the “voice” of education and research for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.

The Council of Deans of Health Scotland has replaced the former Scottish Heads of Academic Nursing and Allied Health Professions organisation.

It means the council will now have an overarching presence across the UK.

“It was agreed by our Scottish members that we could work best as one organisation operating across the UK”

Brian Webster-Henderson

An inaugural meeting of the new council took place on 23-24 September at the University of Stirling.

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, convenor of the Council of Deans of Health Scotland, said the move demonstrated the “commitment” of Scottish universities and the council to the nursing and midwifery professions.  

He noted that the Scottish Heads of Academic Nursing and Allied Health Professions had “enjoyed a very good relationship” with the Council of Deans in recent years.

But he said it was agreed “by our Scottish members that we could work best as one organisation operating across the UK”. 

“We are in the early stages of developing our key priorities for Scotland and these will inform our activity in the coming months and years,” he said.

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, chair of the Council of Deans of Health, added: “Our members in Scotland have been making a great impact over the years and I am delighted with the launch of Council of Deans of Health Scotland. 

“The formation of CoDH Scotland coincides with the continued expansion of the Council’s head office staff team and the restructuring of our UK executive team,” she said.

Council of Deans of Health Scotland represents all of Scotland’s universities that deliver NMAHP education and/or research. Its members are:

  • Abertay University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Stirling, University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of the Highlands & Islands
  • The Open University in Scotland
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