Univer­sity and NHS Trust link up to strengthen health study ties

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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

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