28th January 2005




The General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing will visit the University of Lincoln on Monday (31st January) to launch a new national health and social care initiative.


Dr Beverly Malone will be the guest of honour at the launch of the Centre for Health Improvement and Leadership in Lincoln (CHILL).


CHILL is a unique national centre bringing together such areas as management, leadership, workforce development, service improvement, health practice and information and communication technology (ICT).


A partnership between a number of bodies including the University of Lincoln and  Trent Strategic Health Authority, CHILL aims to develop future leaders in health and social care innovation and improvement and to act as a think-tank in workforce, ICT, management and related developments in health and social care.


It will offer taught postgraduate courses, continuing professional development (CPD) programmes, conferences and workshops, short courses and research and consultancy.


The launch event will begin at 11.30am on Monday 31st January with registration and refreshments and Dr Malone will give a presentation at 12 noon entitled ‘Person-centred care: Putting aside traditional boundaries in favour of putting patients first’.


After a buffet lunch at 1pm the official launch of CHILL will take place at 1.30pm and a discussion of health and social care initiatives in Lincolnshire and the wider Trent Strategic Health Authority will follow at 2pm.


The official launch will take place in the newly constructed, dedicated CHILL suite on the third floor of the MHAC Building at the University’s Brayford Pool campus.


Professor Mike Saks, who has been coordinating the establishment of CHILL as Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: ‘CHILL is an exciting partnership development that will address leading-edge agendas of change and innovation in health and social care locally, nationally and internationally.’


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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