UWE Bristol plays host to visiting nurses from China

Issue date: 05 November 2012


UWE Bristol nursing students

UWE Bristol is playing host to four senior nurses from China who will be visiting the University on Friday 9 November.

The four nurses Yan Hong, Didan Gu, Liying Fu and Wei Wang are in the UK as part of a Department of Health initiative between the UK and Chinese governments to compare delivery of health and social care services and education.

All four nurses are senior leaders in their own country for services such as accident and emergency and paediatric care. During their month long stay, they have been attached to The Severn Post Graduate Medical Education Deanery and have already visited various NHS facilities including Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust.

During their visit they will tour the university, taking the opportunity to observe over 900 UWE Bristol health and social care students (nurses, physiotherapists, social work) and medical students from the University of Bristol who will be working and studying together as part of an interprofessional conference in the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Dr Ian Fletcher, UWE Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Lead for Inter Professional Education, said, "As a nurse by professional background, I am delighted to welcome our nursing colleagues from China to UWE Bristol and to the interprofessional conference.

“UWE Bristol has a long history of running successful health and social care interprofessional initiatives, most recently in collaboration with the Medical School at the University of Bristol. I am looking forward to hearing about the Chinese approach and exchanging ideas about health and social care education with our guests.”

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