Community Nursing Research

Welcome to the WSPCR Community Nursing Research website. We are developing this area for use by community nurses and midwives as a resource to find and share useful information, and to develop the Community Nursing Research Network.

We welcome ideas for content from community nurses - please send to Angela Watkins at

To join the Community Nursing Researcher Network to get involved in research, or to hear about the latest news and events, please complete the online form.

Launch of the Community Nursing Research Strategy

In 2009, the Welsh Assembly Government published “A Community Nursing Strategy for Wales”. This set out the vision for the future services in Wales that will ‘provide holistic care with a nursing workforce that is flexible, adaptable and knowledgeable’.

In December 2011, nurses working in the community or with community nurses met to develop by consensus a Strategy for the development of research for community nurses. The Community Nursing Research Strategy addresses a wide range of professionals who work in the community. It is intended to support and strengthen the delivery of community services for patients, in or close to their own home.

In March 2013, Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Wales officially launched the strategy. Professor Joyce Kenkre, with support from the WSPCR and the RCN has led the project and together with over 50 community nurses and midwives working across Wales have developed the next steps to shape the future of the Community Nursing Research Strategy.

The workshops have been supported by the Marchioness of Bute and the Lady St David's Charity.