Health and Social Care

Our aim is to 'add value' to the vocational training of health care professional and support educators within universities and student placement settings.

We understand health care education and training is unique within further and higher education and the reliance on partnerships between educators and health care practice assures the provision of a quality workforce for health care delivery.

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care at the Higher Education Academy

Health and Social Care at the Higher Education Academy is led by Dr Kate Cuthbert

Dr Kate Cuthbert, Academic Lead for Health and Social Care

Dr Kate Cuthbert is the Academic Lead for Health and Social Care. Kate has worked across a number of heath and social care educational initiatives (producing and delivering learning opportunities in clinically-led commissioning; interprofessional learning; patient safety; quality improvement skills and leadership and management). Kate delivered national learning programmes in patient safety as part of the NHSIII safer care initiative and headed up numerous validation and quality assurance activities in Higher Education Institutions, working to meet professional/ regulatory body requirements and health sector needs. Kate has also contributed to international learning developments in Zimbabwe with the British Council and more recently in Bahrain. 

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HEA Resources

The HEA has over 250 resources, which are continually added to and updated, to support teaching within the Health and Social Care disciplines. These resources will bring you up to date with the latest innovative practice within your area, along with tools which can aid your professional development within higher education teaching.

HEA resources are accessed through our Knowledge Hub. Here you can browse:


HEA Blogs

The HEA Health and Social Care blog is about empowering our discipline communities. It provides an opening to express our academic experience, share innovative learning and teaching, demonstrate our creativity and generate enthusiasm for what we do.

Take a look at our collection of blogs

National Teaching Fellowship Innovative Pedagogies

National Teaching Fellows were asked to produce reports on the innovative pedagogies they have used in their practice which has led to them being recognised. The series is available to view in the Knowledge HUB and can be cut by discipline.

Health and Social Care Innovation Pedagogies Reports

NET2017 Conference


The leading international conference for networking in healthcare education returns to the beautiful university city of Cambridge for its 28th year. The 2017 NET Conference is an ideal opportunity to share research, innovation and the latest ideas in healthcare with colleagues from all across the world.