Partnerships within the Department of Allied Health Professions
The Department has built strong links with various external organisations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and continues to identify and develop new educational and research opportunities.
The Department is represented on a number of important national working parties and committees including the Council of Deans and Heads of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions. This national body represents the United Kingdom Universities on matters associated with academic development and research. It is an opinion-forming organisation regularly consulted by the Department of Health, the Department of Education and the National Health Service.
Through the wide range of working parties and committees that staff across the School are involved with we are able to connect national policy and practice into regional agendas and vice versa.
One of the Department's major partnership developments relates to the creation of Academies across the Health Community. Originally conceived by the University of Bristol to support the expansion of medical student numbers it quickly developed into a unique and innovative model for delivering modern interprofessional education across organisations and disciplines.
The Department continues to develop new areas of study to meet the local and regional education purchasers’ requirements for education. This also includes the development of more flexible means of programme delivery, in mode and access, in time and place.