Congratulations to our Professional Practice MSc student Dr Manisha Shah

Congratulations to Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s Simulation Team, including Consultant Anaesthetist, our Professional Practice MSc student Dr Manisha Shah, who were highly commended in the Education Category at the BMJ Awards (the UK’s leading medical awards) on 24 April in London.  

A new training programme helping overseas trained doctors get to grips with delivering NHS care in Medway has been recognised at two major national healthcare awards.

Implemented by Dr Manisha Shah and our Simulation Team, the ‘Medical Training Initiative (MTI) for Overseas Physicians’ was highly commended in the education category at the BMJ Awards, and is also in the running for ‘Training and Development Initiative of the Year’ at the HSJ Value Awards on 23 May.

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Dr Alfred Kolozsvari, a graduate from our MSc Applied Dental Professional Practice in The Parliamentary Review

Congratulations to Dr Alfred Kolozsvari, a graduate from our Applied Dental Professional Practice MSc, whose dental practice HighStreet Medical Dental has been highlighted in The Parliamentary Review magazine.

The Parliamentary Review is a magazine that is produced to highlight best practice in order to raise standards nationwide.

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Understanding and Working with Self-harm and Attempted Suicide

25th March 2019, 9.30-11.30 at the University of Kent Canterbury campus

This short presentation focuses upon the assessment and treatment of people who self-harm and attempt suicide.  The presentation looks at the prevalence of self-harm,   national guidelines, causative factors and ways of ameliorating suicidal ideations and diminishing acts of self-harm.  The territory of self-harm and attempted suicide is often paradoxical and labyrinthine, leaving clinicians, practitioners and workers uncertain about how to react positively and respond appropriately. The presentation is aimed at all those people who come into contact with young or older people who self-harm or attempt suicide.  The presenter is a Lecturer in Psychological Therapies, Highly Specialist Psychotherapist and an active researcher in this field. Dr Nice has also developed a self-harm tool-kit to assist in the assessment and treatment of this group. The presentation will be followed by Q&A time. Refreshments will be provided and certificates of attendance will be issued.

Venue: University of Kent Canterbury campus, Grimond Lecture Theatre 2, Canterbury CT2 7NZ.

Fee: The event has a charge of £20.

How to book and pay: All spaces must be pre-booked. Booking via:

For the University of Kent staff: internal journal transfers available. Please use the cost code 1830-385-44385 and email with your name and contact details.

 For any queries, please email or call 01634 888929.  

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Two-weekend short CPD course Introduction to Evaluation within Professional Context

This short two-weekend CPD course for multi-professional healthcare workers will commence with consideration of a key question “what is the difference between evaluation and research” by way of an introduction to evaluative approaches in health services and how evaluation can take into account the complexity of health services.

Dates and time:

Fri 15th – Sat 16th March 2019, 9.00-17.00 and

Fri 17th – Sat 18th May 2019, 9.00-17.00. 

Convenor – Professor Patricia Wilson

Attendance and Venue:

You will be required to attend the course at UoK Medway campus on the above dates. Venue: University of Kent Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, ME4 4AG.   Certificates of attendance will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.



More info about the course: What is the difference between evaluation and research and how evaluation can take into account the complexity of health services?

Topics covered will include: Case study design and Participatory methods.

The course will also take into consideration the contexts and potential areas of conflict when conducting evaluation in health care settings through a session on the politics of evaluation, this will be followed by topics on:

•Different approaches to evaluation within implementation science.

•Putting evaluation to practice.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

•Demonstrate knowledge of the differences between different evaluative approaches.

•Competently choose between the different evaluation approaches in an informed way.

•Apply an understanding of a variety of approaches to evaluate professionally relevant interventions and to ascertain impact of professionally based interventions.

The course is delivered by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP). CPP programmes build on your professional knowledge and skills, underpinning them with theories and research in the areas of evidence-based practice, learning and development.


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The Centre for Professional Practice has a new Facebook page


CPP is delighted to announce its new Facebook page. Find us and Like:

Or search for: University of Kent Centre for Professional Practice

Share your news and stories with us!

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Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year from the Centre for Professional Practice at the University of Kent.

Enhance your professional development by joining our programmes:

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Optional Analysis Day: WL816 Work Related Project and Dissertation, 8 December 2018

Optional Analysis Day for the University of Kent Centre for Professional Practice dissertation level students. It is based on WL816 module “Work Related Project and Dissertation”.

Venue: University of Kent, Medway campus, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4AG. Gillingham Building Room G4-04.

The purpose of the day is to provide support available to students with the final dissertation by critically examining a research question relevant to the participant’s practice. This should be supported by a critical review of the literature, a statement of the methods, an analysis of the data and an extended discussion of the findings.

Students booking a place are required to indicate if they wish to do the quantitative statical session OR the qualitative thematic session by emailing:

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Congratulations to the winners of the AJPP poster abstract prize!

Congratulations to Alina Grossman and Debbie Reed for winning the Advanced Journal of Professional Practice (AJPP) poster abstract prize!

Their abstract on Identification of the perceived ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs of six dentists at the end of Dental Foundation Training (DFT) with Health Education England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS) was awarded first prize and a £25 Amazon voucher.

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How insects are used to investigate and solve crime / 27 November The Ship Inn

You are cordially invited to a free presentation on How insects are used to investigate and solve crime / Unlocking the secrets of forensic entomology by Dr Samantha Pickles.

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018                                                                                        

Time: 7-9 pm

Venue: The Ship Inn, Court Lodge Road, Gillingham ME7 2QX

Dr Samantha Pickles is an expert case investigator and works for Arrogen Forensics (incorporating Manlove Forensics where she first worked). She also has a research career in the area of myiasis.  The event is a Café Scientifique style session  on the evening of Tuesday 27th November and will be open to university and public alike as part of the Centre for Professional Practice public engagement work.


Please forward this invitation to your colleagues and friends.

Although it is a free event open to all we are asking for people to pre-register, so that we have an idea of numbers for seating and other logistics.




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Leadership and Advancing Dental Professional Practice short CPD course

Evaluate and explore the role of leadership and how leadership can be used to extend your professional practice

Two-day short CPD course in Medway

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd November 2018

BOOK NOW following the link:

During this short course students are encouraged to evaluate and explore the role of leadership and how leadership can be used to extend your professional practice whilst remaining within the ethical and mandated bounds of Scope of Practice. The two day course provides an opportunity for students to explore the relevance that leadership has to them as dental professionals working in the provision of oral health care within the UK, as well as within an international context.

The General Dental Council encourages you to choose CPD to cover all four development outcomes. Below are the development outcomes related to this short course:

  • Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate;
  •  Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

Dates and time: 

2nd & 3rd  November 2018,



The fee for this short CPD course is:

£30 per day or £50 for both days.

6 Hours CPD Day 1

5 Hours CPD Day 2


University of Kent

Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway,

ME4 4AG.

Room G4-11 (2nd Nov)

Room M2-05 (3rd  Nov)


Provisional Timetable (This will only be altered in unavoidable circumstances)              

Friday 2nd November 2018
0900 Registration and Coffee G4 -11
0930 Introduction to the Course, why leadership, what is it and who leads? Debbie Reed G4-11
1000 Extending Practice and the Advancing Dentistry Project (Part 1) and moving to Part 2 – Leadership Professor John Darby

PG Dean for Thames Valley and Wessex

1100 Profession Voice….Leadership…. learning from others Julie Deverick President of BSDHT G4-11
1230 Lunch
1:30pm GDC -Redressing the Balance and leadership Debbie Reed G4-11
3:00pm Break
3:30pm DCP professional practice within an International Context Professor Ken Eaton G4-11
5:00pm End

6 Hours CPD

Saturday 3rd November 2018
0900 Coffee and registration M2-05
0915 Leadership Definitions, Purpose and Principles Pam Daley M2-05
1045 Break
1100 Selected Leadership Theories, Models AND applications Pam Daley M2-05
1230 Lunch
1:30pm Leading…who (You and the people you lead)

team, motivation and interacting…

Pam Daley M2-05
3:30pm Break (End for Short Course)
4:00pm The final weekend and the assignments Debbie Reed M2-05
5:00pm End

5 hours CPD


Further information:

Programme Coordinator

University of Kent

Centre for Professional Practice

T: 01634 88 8929


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