New group launched as the voice of nursing, midwifery and AHP education and research in Wales

5 July 2017

The inaugural meeting of Council of Deans of Health Wales/ Cyngor Deoniaid Iechyd Cymru, which replaces the former Cyngor group, took place on 4 July in Cardiff.

Speaking after the meeting Professor Ceri Phillips, Chair of CoDH Wales, said:

“The launch of CoDH Wales demonstrates the commitment from health academics in Wales and the CoDH to education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions in Wales. The new group is a positive development that will help strengthen the sector’s voice in Wales and beyond, at a time of significant change in the Welsh higher education landscape.

We will be fully engaging with our partners in Wales to ensure that our respective agendas are aligned in advancing the education and development opportunities for our professions.”

Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Chair of the Council of Deans of Health added:

“I am delighted with the launch of CoDH Wales and look forward to working closely with colleagues in Wales. We are committed as an organisation to being UK focused and the effective delivery of our new strategy depends entirely on enhancing membership engagement. CoDH Wales means we are now even better placed to assist our Welsh member universities and work with our stakeholders in Wales.”


 Notes to editors

  1. The Council of Deans of Health Wales | Cyngor Deoniaid Iechyd Cymru is the strategic voice of university faculties in Wales engaged in nursing, midwifery and allied health profession education and research. For further information:
  2. Membership is limited to institutions based in Wales that are full members of the Council of Deans of Health. Current members are: Bangor University, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Glyndŵr University, Swansea University and University of South Wales
  3. The group is chaired by Professor Ceri Phillips and vice-chair, Professor Christopher Burton
  4. The Council has published its new strategic plan for 2018-21, Securing a Sustainable Future
  5. For more information on this press release, please contact Jon Eames on 07496 693806.

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