The Council of Deans of Health is made up of 95 member universities in the UK engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions along with five associate members.

Each member organisation has two representatives, who are senior staff with strategic responsibilities for nursing, midwifery, and/or allied health professions. Normally the representatives are at dean or head of school (or equivalent) level but a number of our members also have more senior university roles, such as pro-vice-chancellor.

Our membership is institutional, eligibility is defined in our membership criteria. To discuss your institution becoming a full or associate member of the Council, please contact Jon Eames.


The Council’s governance is provided by a Board of Trustees comprising six independent trustees, six trustees drawn from the Council’s membership and the Chair. For more details about the Council’s governance, please contact Jenny Williams.