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2017 News

MAY 2017

Dr Eric Bater, BBC Radio Cumbria interview – 16 May 2017

Dr Eric Bater, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care and Academic Lead for the WCMEC Physician Associate programme, spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria about the Physician Associate programme and its role in the wider healthcare system. It proved a useful opportunity to explain to the wider population of Cumbria the role the PAs were likely to be playing as part of integrated multidisciplinary teams both in the local hospitals and in primary care. It was helpful to be able to provide reassurance that this was not an attempt to provide ‘medicine on the cheap’ but was evidence of Cumbria benefitting from an innovative programme to introduce additional skills into healthcare teams though the development of the PA role.

Dr Eric Bater

University helps West Cumberland Hospital to grow its own talent

The Physician Associate programme, delivered at West Cumberland Medical Education Centre is helping to meet local skills needs.

MARCH 2017

One of the continuing issues is the recruitment of staff, and bosses at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven have come up with a new way of getting the right healthcare staff in, as this video report shows.

WATCH: How to recruit health staff in Cumbria

JANUARY 2017

Students to learn foundations of medical education in West Cumbria

UCLan West Cumberland Medical Education Centre launches new course to prepare students for medical school.

Students to learn foundations of medical education in West Cumbria

2016 News

 

OCTOBER 2016

Event explores future of healthcare

Using digital technology to improve Cumbria’s NHS services was discussed.

Event explores future of healthcare

SEPTEMBER 2016

New West Cumbria roles for two locals

Valerie Smart and Steve Minto have been appointed to positions at the West Cumberland Medical Education Centre.

Valerie Smart

University event will tackle rural healthcare issues

Free conference will take place at the University’s Westlakes Campus in Cumbria on October 12.

Westlakes

JULY 2016

New university course sparks recruitment drive

The launch of a new medical sciences course at The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Westlakes Campus is bringing a fresh jobs boost to West Cumbria.

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Westlakes Campus

JUNE 2016

University professors join West Cumbria’s medical provision

First two appointments have started work at UCLan’s Westlakes Campus.

Dr John Howarth & Professor Jankowski

2015 News

OCTOBER 2015

Medical education campus heralds new era of healthcare in West Cumbria

A new research, teaching and medical education campus has launched in West Cumbria aimed at improving healthcare at every level across the region.

New research, teaching and medical education campus