Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI)

The Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the University of Wolverhampton. The centre's work incorporates multi-disciplinary and inter-professional collaboration at local, national and international levels with professional and non-professional groups represented within the health and social care sectors.

Engagement with business, voluntary and charitable organisations within the local economy is key to our current and future development.

The importance of service user and public perspectives in shaping health and social care practice, education and innovation in the 21st century is a central philosophy that underpins our work programmes, commitment to partnership working and professional relationships in CHSCI.

Along with other schools across the university, CHSCI provides a forum within which colleagues are enabled to explore health and social care clinical practice or education issues alongside other established areas of their school’s work.

Recent highlights

12th Congress of the Polish Nurses Association
Professor Laura Serrant, Queens Nurse from the University of Wolverhampton gave a keynote address at the 12th Congress of the Polish Nurses Association. Professor Serrant was invited as one of the first international speakers at this event. Find out more in our news pages.

Regional nursing experts attend landmark summit
Twenty regional experts in nursing attended a summit at the University of Wolverhampton to discuss ways of addressing health issues in the West Midlands. The meeting brought together leaders in nursing research from the region’s universities for the first meeting of its kind in the UK on Friday, 20 June 2014.

CHSCI and CeDARE research team submit final research report for play @ home evaluation
The team submitted the report for the evaluation of the reach of the early years programme, play @ home, among vulnerable families to the commissioner, NHS Health Scotland, at the end of March 2014. Based on focus groups and interviews with 69 parents in eight areas across Scotland, the report and its findings will be publicly available shortly. Find out more about this project on the CeDARE website.

CeDARE and CHSCI to evaluate Liverpool's Families Programme
Researchers in CeDARE and CHSCI have been commissioned by Liverpool City Council to evaluate its Families Programme. The Families Programme is a strategic change programme focusing on how public sector services support families, particularly those with complex or multiple problems. The aim of the evaluation is to assess the overall impact and effectiveness of the programme as well as the specific programmes within it.

Research with bereaved families: A framework for ethical decision-making
Prof Magi Sque and Dr Wendy Walker with Tracy Long-Sutehall (University of Southampton) have published this article in Nursing Ethics in March 2014.

Explore CHSCI


CHSCI was set up to promote excellence in health and social care research and enterprise to support and enhance care sector education, practice and service provision. To find out more about CHSCI please visit the About page.

News & Events

Catch up on our lastest news and updates, as well as see details of forthcoming events in our News and Events pages


See details of the impact we are having on policy and practice through our research and enterprise activities. Visit our Impact page.


We offer a specialist team ready to engage with partners across the Health and Social Care sector to facilitate any aspect of service evaluation and development. For more information please visit our Enterprise page.

Research Study

The Institute of Health Professions currently offers an innovative doctorate for experienced professional people from a wide range of backgrounds. Find out more about the research study with CHSCI.

Funded Research Projects

View details of current and completed projects undertaken by the CHSCI team in our funded research projects pages.

Staff Directory

View our staff directory to see research profiles for the CHSCI team.

Contact details

Please use the following details to get in touch:

  • Address: Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement, University of Wolverhampton, Room ML110, First floor, ML Building, Deanery Row, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT (view map)
  • Telephone: 01902 51 8617
  • Email: chsci@wlv.ac.uk

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