About City Health
Based within the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London, City Health is an innovative social enterprise that delivers short courses, study days and specialist training to practitioners working in the NHS, private and care sectors. Our training is delivered by lecturers at the School of Health Sciences, with all profits reinvested in research and education to promote excellence and improve outcomes for health services users.
Located in the heart of the capital and drawing on the practitioner and research expertise of the School of Health Sciences, we support health and social care professionals in their continuing professional development (CPD).
The pedigree of the School is second to none within the field of training Health professionals and has a worldwide reputation for excellence with many educational “firsts” to its name.
- Over 120 years experience in training Health professionals
- Incorporates the former St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery
- One of the first institutions in the world to train optometrists, operating since 1927
- World leading research quality rating according to the 2008 RAE
- Leading provider of speech and language therapy courses in the UK
Research in the School is world-leading and underpins policy, practice and education nationally and globally. It is often interdisciplinary involving partnership with service users, NHS Trusts, local authorities, government bodies, non-governmental and third sector organisations. Some examples of our world class research include the following.
In nursing and midwifery, projects include investigations into nurses’ clinical leadership, service change and reform in maternity and women’s health and service user involvement in mental healthcare.
In health services research, academic staff are engaged in research that examines health psychology, telehealth and self management, care of the elderly and dementia and long-term conditions.
In optometry and visual science research areas include the early detection of glaucoma, development of retinal imaging and ophthalmic public health.
In language and communication sciences we have conducted groundbreaking research into new forms of therapy for people with aphasia, innovative collaborative work in education with adolescents with language and communication difficulties and the development of language and communication skills among deaf and hearing impaired children.