Joining the Council

The Council of Deans of Health is made up of 98 member universities in the UK engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions along with 5 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. If you are interested in your institution becoming a full or associate member of the Council, please contact Jon Eames.

Membership Criteria

Full membership

Eligible Institution

an institution that holds university title and:

(1) provides education programmes within health and social care approved by a UK-based professional regulator, including but not limited to the Nursing and Midwifery Council and/or the Health and Care Professions Council, or

(2) is based in the UK and engaged in nursing, midwifery and/or allied health professions research in the disciplines of health, wellbeing and social care,

in the case of institutions falling within (2), their eligibility for categorisation as an Eligible Institution to be decided at the sole discretion of the Board.

Associate membership 

Associate membership may be offered to:

(1)   an institution outside of the United Kingdom that holds university title (or equivalent) and provides education courses approved by a professional regulator, or

(2)   an institution outside of the UK engaged in nursing, midwifery and/or allied health professions research or interdisciplinary research in the disciplines of health, wellbeing and social care, or

(3)   an organisation within or outside of the UK, not holding university title but which supports the aims and values of the Council.

Eligibility for Associate Membership to be decided at the sole discretion of the Board.