MKUH became a University Teaching Hospital in 2015. Their new partnership with the University of Buckingham means the number of students training across all departments will dramatically increase to around 120 over the next three years. This means the hospital will be helping to train the next generation of doctors.
Joe Harrison, the hospital’s Chief Executive, said ‘We are expanding our teaching capacity and expertise as at a time when training doctors is crucial both for the patients we serve and the wider NHS. We are very proud to work with the University of Buckingham in nurturing and supporting the next generation of doctors”.
Milton Keynes is one of only a handful of NHS Trusts in England with University Status. A new £8.5millon Academic Centre is under construction at the hospital, funded by the University of Buckingham. It will provide cutting-edge clinical skills training and education facilities for health professionals across Buckinghamshire and beyond.