Launch of the Community Nursing  Research Strategy

21 March 2013
Holiday Inn, Cardiff

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.

Research is a key part of this vision and in December 2011, Professor Joyce Kenkre, with support from the WSPCR brought together over 50 community nurses working across Wales to develop consensus strategy for the development of key research areas. The resulting report from this workshop will shape the future Community Nursing Research Strategy.

We asked interested people to join us for the day for the launch of the Community Nursing Research Strategy and to develop the next steps in taking this initiative forward. The Marchioness of Bute & Lady St David’s Trust Fund also awarded prizes from their annual competition to successful candidates.

Speakers Included:
Professor Joyce Kenkre - Associate Director, Wales School of Primary Care
Professor Jean White - Chief Nursing Officer for Wales
Dr Tina Donnelly - Director, RCN Wales
Mr. Robyn Davies – Business Manager, Wales School of Primary Care

We would like to thank the Marchioness of Bute & Lady St David’s Trust Fund for their continued support.