The University of Warwick  and The Royal College of Nursing are delighted  to announce that they have formed a new strategic research partnership.  The RCN Research Institute will now be based in the University of Warwick’s School of Health and Social Studies.  

Professor Gillian Hundt, Chair of the University of Warwick’s School of Health & Social Studies said: 

“The partnership will expand national knowledge of a range of crucial themes for  UK health care including enhanced patient involvement, a better understanding of  Patient reported health outcomes  and the evidence base for innovation in nursing care,  and knowledge transfer from research into practice.” 

Professor Kate Seers, Head of Research, Head of RCNI said: 

“This is an exciting opportunity to continue to develop our programme of national and international research with a range of academic, health service and patient partners to enhance our knowledge base for improving patient care, and to influence health policy. We’re really looking forward to collaborating with colleagues at Warwick, and continuing to work closely with the RCN.” 

 For further information please contact: 

Professor Gillian Hundt
Chair of School of Health and Social Studies
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7657 3814   Email: gillian.hundt@warwick.ac.uk  

Professor Kate Seers,  Head of Research RCN
Tel:  01865 787101  Email:  kate.seers@rcn.org.uk  

Peter Dunn, Press and Media Relations Manager,
Communications Office, University of Warwick,
024 76 523708 email: p.j.dunn@warwick.ac.uk 

PR49  PJD  25th July  2007