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Nottingham Trent University unveils new training centre with East Midlands Ambulance Service

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is to launch a new training centre with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) as part of plans to recruit and train more staff.

EMAS and NTU partnership
East Midlands Ambulance Service unveils new training centre with Nottingham Trent University

The partnership will develop and train staff in new facilities at the university’s Clifton Campus.

EMAS’s investment in education and training comes after it received extra funding for clinical staff, ambulances and other resources. The £9m boost this financial year has the potential to rise by a further £10m next year, if EMAS meets performance and finance targets.

“This is excellent news for our patients and our staff and is the start of what we hope will be a long-term relationship with NTU,” said EMAS Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development Kerry Gulliver.

“More than 160 recruits will start training in September and, once qualified, will join our frontline staff as technicians in January.

“By March 2019 we aim to have recruited a total of 240 new staff and we are also looking to create research opportunities and hope to develop a degree course for paramedics.

“This partnership, alongside work with our regional higher education institute partners, is a positive step forward to provide more development opportunities for our staff and strengthen and improve patient care.”

Dr Rowena Hill, Principal Lecturer in External Engagement and Partnerships, at Nottingham Trent University said: “We are excited and proud to be developing this strategic partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service, and are looking forward to training the next generation of emergency practitioners.

"The School of Social Sciences at NTU are currently expanding its health, social care and law enforcement provision, and this new partnership strongly complements the public sector focus of the School’s activity.

“This partnership reflects our commitment to enriching our society. We are excited to combine the School’s research expertise with the extensive opportunities our partnership with EMAS presents, to create sector-leading best practice in the ambulance services, with the potential to build this even further to incorporate all blue lights focussed research.”

Following the launch of the facility, EMAS and NTU will look to develop:

  • A BSc Paramedic Science programme for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire that will enable EMAS to recruit more graduate paramedics and offer development opportunities for existing staff
  • New programmes of education for ambulance technician roles – working with NTU to develop a university award with greater control over the content and a shift towards more practical assessments.
  • Further education programmes for all grades of staff as services develop to meet changing needs of patients.
  • Opportunities for staff to undertake research into trauma, paramedic prescribing and urgent care through studentships, supported by research bursaries as well continuous professional development opportunities.

The Clifton Campus facilities replace the ambulance service’s current education centre at Eastwood Hall, Nottinghamshire.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards, and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    NTU is one of the largest UK universities. With 30,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings. 96% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.

    Our student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Satisfaction Survey.

    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of over 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

Nottingham Trent University unveils new training centre with East Midlands Ambulance Service

Published on 14 August 2018
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