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.
The Physician Associate programme, delivered at West Cumberland Medical Education Centre is helping to meet local skills needs.
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.
UCLan West Cumberland Medical Education Centre launches new course to prepare students for medical school.
Using digital technology to improve Cumbria’s NHS services was discussed.
Valerie Smart and Steve Minto have been appointed to positions at the West Cumberland Medical Education Centre.
Free conference will take place at the University’s Westlakes Campus in Cumbria on October 12.
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.
First two appointments have started work at UCLan’s Westlakes Campus.
A new research, teaching and medical education campus has launched in West Cumbria aimed at improving healthcare at every level across the region.