Current Issues in Community Practice

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply you must have active registration on Part One of the NMC register and be working in an area of practice that allows you to meet the course learning outcomes. If you are undertaking the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ), you must have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes and gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice.

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Health and Social Care Policy:
    • Health and social care policy: how services and individuals respond to, initiate and deliver policy
    • Public Health / Health Promotion and making every contact count.
  • Strategic working practices:
    • Commissioning and contracting mechanisms
    • Networking, influencing and political leadership in the context of community nursing
    • Articulating the value (of professional contribution)
    • Service evaluation
    • Responding to the quality agenda.
  • Managing and coordinating care:
    • Caseload management and coordinating complex care
    • Managing risk
    • Managing and leading teams
    • Service user and carer involvement.
  • Integrated working (inter-professional & inter-agency):
    • Concepts of partnership and co-production
    • Teamwork and integration.


Study time will total 48 hours of seminars, lectures and online activities.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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