Date of release: 13 July 2020
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has signed a new strategic partnership with Staffordshire University.
Both institutions already work together on a range of collaborative initiatives and hope to continue building on this already successful partnership.
This agreement will help forge closer working across three key priority areas which are; workforce development, research and innovation and service transformation.
The partnership will look at the potential for future research links and joint projects as well as focusing on student recruitment, placements, joint staff appointments and exchanges, apprenticeships and ongoing continuous professional development.
Staffordshire University delivers world class healthcare education at their specialist centres of excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury.
A five-year strategic plan will now be developed and worked on.
Professor Sultan Mahmud, Director of Innovation, Integration and Research at RWT, said: “Collaborative working is the future for healthcare and I am delighted to be signing this partnership to cement the relationship.
“This agreement provides a framework for collaborations between the two organisations across education, research and innovation over five years.
“We are immensely proud of the growing partnership and we hope that many more patients and staff can benefit from our joint working.”
Professor Ieuan Ellis, Pro Vice Chancellor at Staffordshire University, said: “As a modern, digitally-leading and regionally connected university, Staffordshire has a long track-record of working in close partnerships with the NHS to develop and support the current and future workforce, and to promote innovation through research-informed service transformation and developments to improve patient care.
“We are delighted to formalise our collaboration with RWT to deliver improved outcomes for service users.”
RWT also signed the same agreement with Wolverhampton University last year.
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