The School of Healthcare: driving positive change


The School of Healthcare is a research led multidisciplinary school within the Faculty of Medicine and Health and one of the largest schools of its type in the UK and we are regularly in the top ten league tables.

Our research is rated by the REF 2014 as ‘internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the current Research Assessment Exercise and the School has a vibrant research culture which influences national and international healthcare policy. We are particularly proud of the impact of our research – this was rated 4th in the country.

The School of Healthcare takes pride in being at the forefront of advancing the healthcare agenda, driving positive change and developments in healthcare policy, practice, research and education. The unique multi-disciplinary nature of our School ensures that our students receive a rounded experience enabling them to contribute positively as life-long citizens in the healthcare community.

We have a broad ranging team of highly trained staff and award winning researchers contributing to the professional areas of  Adult, Child and Mental health Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy, Psychotherapy and Counselling and Social Work.

The School offers courses of study at undergraduate and continuing professional development and postgraduate levels. This incorporates programmes with professional registration, as well as multi professional programmes for qualified staff. The nursing staff work closely with NHS colleagues to provide education and research to enhance practice, for example, the Pallium Group is collaboration between the School and clinicians at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.


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