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All of the Creative Health related training at Chester, including this innovative Nursing placement, has been developed in response to recommendation eight from the report Creative Health: The arts for health and wellbeing (APPG, 2017):

"8) We recommend that the education of clinicians, public health specialists and other health and care professionals includes accredited modules on the evidence base and practical use of the arts for health and wellbeing outcomes..."

After a 2021/22 pilot, the Nursing Creative Health placement is now being rolled out as a part of the first year currciulum. The placement is an opportunity for Nursing students to experientially learn about Creative Health practice directly from a range of experienced artists who are all active in field and apply their learning through co-creation projects with participants from the communites in which the university belongs.