The Journal of Health Research and Education (JHRE) provides a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators within health and social care settings to explore the latest developments in their fields.  Submissions relating to innovative ways to tackle health and social inequalities or deliver health education are of particular interest.  This is an open access, double blind, peer reviewed, electronic journal, published 3 times a year by the University of Cumbria, Institute of Health. The journal invites original manuscripts from academic staff and students working within the fields of health and social care or health and social care education.