Vice-Chancellor welcomes expansion to NHS training places
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor at Oxford Brookes, has commented on today’s government announcement of extra training places for an additional 1,500 doctors and 10,000 nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHP).
Professor Fitt, who took on the role of Chair
of the Universities UK Health Policy Network this month, said as part of the
announcement: “We welcome the
government’s expansion of the number of doctors, nurses and other health
professionals. This will help to meet the workforce need and to increase
participation from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“UK universities train our world class doctors, nurses and health
professionals to provide leading edge care that is safe and compassionate.
These fulfilling careers, shaped in our outstanding research and learning
environments, deliver enormous public value.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the NHS to educate
the high quality health professionals of the future.”
Oxford Brookes has a strong
reputation for its health care programmes.
The Oxford School of Nursing
and Midwifery was recently launched and will uniquely combine education, clinical practice and
research across the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.
The School is a partnership
between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, under the umbrella of the Oxford
Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
With a focus on increased
collaborative working and sharing best practice, the School has been developed
to better meet the challenges of a significant period of change in nursing and
Further information on
health subjects being taught at Oxford Brookes can be found on the University’s
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences webpages.
Detail on the
Government announcement can be found on the Department
of Health website.