GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Research and Practice

DIRECTOR

Kay Currie

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Sarah Renton

TERMS OF REFERENCE

To contribute to the WHO/Europe Human Resources for Health Programme and its technical area of work on nursing and midwifery by identifying models of good nursing and midwifery practice, collecting evidence to support evidence-informed decision making, and providing technical advice related to the respective area.

To support WHO efforts in strengthening nursing education at national, regional and global levels, disseminating and using WHO tools/guidelines and adopting best practice approaches.

To work co-operatively with other WHO Collaborating Centres, to coordinate and administer European CC network for nursing and midwifery.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Our Centre focuses on providing technical advice in response to requests from the EURO region HQ related to transforming nursing & midwifery education within the region. 

    • Since July: three members of staff attended and presented papers at the GN WHO CC conference in Cairns. 
    • Nov: CC Deputy Director attended EURO meeting between CC’s and EURO CNOs in Athens, discussing transforming nursing & midwifery education across the region. 
    • Feb: CC hosted a study trip from three nurse academics from Kaunas University CC, Lithuania, exploring mentorship preparation and practice. 
    • March: CC Director presented at EURO CNO meeting in Bucharest discussing nursing contribution to reducing antimicrobial resistance

The Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health & Life Sciences has a mission to be “The University for the Common Good” our unique focus is on addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals; a global drive to “end poverty, ensure prosperity for all and protect the planet” by 2030.


Our work in the area of Goal 3, “Good health and well-being”, is aligned to our world-class researchers work within the Centre for Living, focusing on research which contributes to maintaining healthy lives within two key thematic areas; Long-term Conditions and Public Health. Our research groups work in the areas of sexual health & blood borne viruses; infection prevention; substance use & misuse; ageing well; stroke; musculoskeletal health. Please see https://www.gcu.ac.uk/centreforliving/ for further info.