Highlights from the launch of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Partners OSNM

Earlier this month (13 March) an event was held to mark the beginnings of the new Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery.

It is a unique partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

The School has been developed in response to a unique period of change in the professions of nursing and midwifery including the changes to funding and bursaries related to nursing and midwifery education.

You can read the full story on the University news pages.

Against this background, the creation of an education, research and clinical placement model within Oxfordshire puts us in a strong position. Together with our partners, I firmly believe we will become the exemplar model within the UK.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alistair Fitt, Oxford Brookes University

Speaking at the soft-launch event Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, Professor Alistair Fitt said: “I’m very excited at the potential of the new School of Nursing and Midwifery and know that together we can achieve great things. The new School is important in enabling us to build on our successes. More than this though, it is also vital in preparing us to meet the many challenges and opportunities currently facing us.

“Against this background, the creation of an education, research and clinical placement model within Oxfordshire puts us in a strong position. Together with our partners, I firmly believe we will become the exemplar model within the UK.”

A video with highlights from the event can be viewed below and includes contributions from all the partners.

The School will be co-located on clinical and university sites in a campus model. The official launch will take place at Oxford Brookes University on 20 June and doors will open from 1 August. 

Image: Jane Hervé, Head of Midwifery at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUHFT); Ros Alstead OBE, Director of Nursing and Clinical Standards at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT); Catherine Stoddart, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, OUHFT; Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive, OUHFT; Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University; Professor Linda King, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes and Stuart Bell, Chief Executive, OHFT.