Health Care Education

The Challenge of the Market

  • Editors
  • John Humphreys
  • Francis M. Quinn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John Humphreys, Francis M. Quinn
    Pages 1-8
  3. Francis M. Quinn
    Pages 9-31
  4. Val Thomson, Dai Hall
    Pages 32-45
  5. Alan Walker, John Humphreys
    Pages 46-76
  6. Bill Bailey, John Humphreys
    Pages 91-101
  7. Stephanie Stanwick
    Pages 102-117
  8. Bobbi Ramsammy, John Humphreys
    Pages 118-140
  9. John Humphreys
    Pages 141-169
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 170-180

About this book


Sometime in the 1980s, Norbert Singer, the then Director of Thames Polytechnic, became interested in the idea of becoming involved in nurse educa­ tion. Project 2000 had been published. In those days, there were three qualified nurses in the Polytechnic: all in the School of Post Compulsory Education and Training, and all involved in the training of nurse tutors. Knowing this, he tele­ phoned the Head of School: 'Take an interest in this', he said, 'Let's see how far it can go'. Singer had perceived the possibility of a new market - a major oppor­ tunity for his institution. Whereas we had been active in various minor collabor­ ations before, after that telephone call the development of health care education became a strategic priority. Now Thames Polytechnic is the University of Greenwich. We have a Faculty of Health with P2000 and 100+ staff; a major interest in physiotherapy training through a national agreement with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; the UK's first operational ENB Higher Award with Princess Alexandra and Newham College of Nursing and Midwifery and 1000+ students working for Greenwich awards through Nursing Times Open Learning. These developments are indicative of the scale and scope of recent changes in health care education.


Institution Nation care education nursing physiotherapy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-57500-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3232-7
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