Thursday, 15 August 2013
One of the region’s key healthcare education figures has praised the University of Worcester for its forward-thinking and modern approach.
Professor Janice Stevens CBE, Managing Director of Health Education West Midlands, met with key figures from the University, including Vice Chancellor Professor David Green, Head of the Institute of Health and Society, Dr Jan Quallington, Mr Robert Dudley, Head of Nursing and Paramedic Science, and Mrs Jane Perry - Head of Applied Professional Studies – last month.
Professor Stevens was taken on a tour of the University, before discussing the future of healthcare education in the region.
She said: “This is my first visit to the University of Worcester and I’m really impressed. The University has successfully managed to retain the history and legacy of the city and the University through areas like the Infirmary Museum, but at the same time it is looking to the future through its creative, interactive and community-spirited strategy.
“Projects like The Hive, which provide a learning environment for university students and the local community, embrace the important features required to enhance education opportunities for all.
She added: “The University has struck a fine balance, and has clearly got an eye on the future. It is looking to be progressive and is doing some phenomenal work.”
Professor Stevens’ organisation commissions the education and development for all NHS staff in the region, ensuring that they are able to meet the challenges of modern healthcare and provide the best possible patient care.
The University of Worcester’s Nursing and Midwifery course is rated as the best in Britain according to the latest student survey, and the St John’s Campus is home to the influential Association for Dementia Studies.
Dr Quallington added: “The University of Worcester already provides outstanding education programmes for health professionals and we look forward to working closely with Professor Stevens and Health Education West Midlands to provide innovative solutions and to develop new roles to support a first class health service for the future.”