University and NHS Trust link up to strengthen health study ties
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and NHS Lanarkshire have established a strategic partnership agreement.
The university, which has the largest school of health, nursing and midwifery in Scotland, is at the forefront of developments in the field of health and care-related education in the Scottish university sector.
The formal partnership builds on NHS Lanarkshire’s strong commitment to research, development, learning and innovation, as well at its existing links with UWS and other universities.
It will deepen connections between the university and health board and see the development of closer working across a number of other UWS schools, while also exploring the potential for future research links and joint research projects.
Calum Campbell, chief executive of NHS Lanarkshire, is delighted with the latest development. He said:“This is a further significant step towards our vision of creating a culture of academic excellence in NHS Lanarkshire that helps deliver new and improved ways of working for the people of Lanarkshire.
“We are excited about the tremendous opportunities this partnership with UWS will bring for patients, NHS staff and staff and students at the university.
“By working together, we can make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.”
Excited NHS chief executive Calum Campbell has welcomed the link up with the UWS