We will work in partnership to train and retain a high-calibre healthcare workforce and maximise the economic opportunities provided by strong local health, life sciences and MedTech sectors.
In order to achieve this, we will:
- Establish a Nottinghamshire MedTech Innovation Cluster.
- Tackle clinical skills needs across the local healthcare system.
- Collaborate on flagship healthcare initiatives.
Creating extra training provision for nurses
By working together with our local healthcare partners, we are training, and most crucially retaining, a high-calibre healthcare workforce to care for our local population. Together, the universities have built strong relationships with local hospital trusts, listening to feedback about the clinical skills gaps in the local healthcare workforce. In response we created more than 80 additional graduate and undergraduate nursing training places in key areas of need, all of which were fully recruited into during 2022.
Putting Nottinghamshire on the map for cutting-edge healthcare technology
We have a renowned history for breakthroughs in medical discoveries here in Nottingham and, with more than 91,000 people employed in life sciences, our strengths lie in several areas – including medical devices, biotechnology and healthcare. To maximise our ambitions in relation to the MedTech sector, both universities signed a partnership agreement with the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), making Nottingham one of only five English cities to have ‘partner city’ status.
Recognition as an ABHI partner city reinforces the message that Nottingham is a centre of excellence in MedTech and greatly bolsters our attractiveness for investors, collaborators, and research funders.