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Centre for Health Innovation

At Staffordshire University, we are already helping individuals, communities and businesses make the transition from idea to innovation. Our services are supported by a network of advisors and partners, and we will be at your side for every part of your journey.

We are endorsed by INACSL whose Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement is designed to recognize healthcare institutions and practices that have demonstrated excellence in applying all four of the following simulation standards from the Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM (HSSOBPTM) in their educational simulation programs:

  • Prebriefing: Preparation and Briefing
  • Facilitation
  • Professional Integrity
  • Debriefing

Whether you’re focused on the innovation of health technologies or advanced practitioner training, the facilities and expertise available through the Centre for Health Innovation will give you the edge you need to take your skills, ideas, research, or enterprise to the next level.

What we do

Whether you’re a start-up, or an established enterprise or an individual – we can help you achieve your goals and accelerate your innovations.

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Training and CPD

All our courses are focused on life-long learning and skills development, and you will benefit from the very latest treatment simulation techniques and the expertise of our clinically experienced lecturers.

We also offer employers access to a large portfolio of flexible professional training, short courses, CPD masterclasses and bespoke training packages, while also providing access to progression pathways to higher education through micro-credentials.

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Resuscitation Council UK courses

Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Stafford is accredited by the Resuscitation Council UK centre and offers a great supportive environment for all your life support training needs.

If you are a NHS trust or other healthcare provider and need support to ensure all your teams have the lifesaving skills they need, we can help. 

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Business support

The Centre for Health Innovation combines first class facilities with research and educational excellence to support commercial partnerships, CPD and civic engagement. Through our first-class facilities you can take advantage of immersion, simulation, and collaboration spaces under one unified and easy to access umbrella.

Research teams at the Centre for Health Innovation are recognised internationally for their work. Our interdisciplinary approach to research means that our academics work across a variety of fields.

How we can support healthcare businesses

Funding and partnerships

The Centre for Health Innovation has been part funded by Midlands Engine and the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Centre for Health Innovation is a CAE Centre of Excellence in recognition of our leadership and commitment to advancing education to improve patient safety.

Internationally recognised research

Research teams at the Centre for Health Innovation are recognised internationally for their work. Our interdisciplinary approach to research means that our academics work across a variety of fields. Our connections and collaborations bring value to local and global communities and impact on lives across the world.

Our research creates impact in areas such as health, science and wellbeing through work with communities of practice such as nursing, midwifery, social work, the allied health professions, and teaching. Some of our most recent research projects include:

  • NuRS: Understanding Nurse Retention and its impact on patient Safety outcomes in secondary care and mental health
  • AmReS: Ambulance workforce Retention and Safety.
  • C-NuRS and C-AmReS: workforce retention and configuration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on patient safety.

The University works in partnership with the sector on many research projects and some of our current partners include Birmingham City University, NHS England and NHS Improvement, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust.

Civic responsibility and engagement

We aim to project our expertise and provide opportunities across the region supporting local communities through the creation of jobs, training opportunities and life skills that will enable our local community to flourish.

We want to hear from local organisations across the health and social care sector as well as wider communities to connect and discuss how we can enhance your communities, businesses, and projects.

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Want to know more?

Get in touch with our Centre for Health Innovation team who can answer any questions you may have about our range of facilities, services and courses.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021