We are always looking for new ways to deliver medical education alongside traditional pathways. We operate on the firm belief that medics and allied healthcare professionals should be able to attain skills and qualifications to ensure they feel confident and secure when looking after their patients’ needs, wherever they are in the world. Every contact with a patient should always enhance the outcome.
Located in West Cumbria, the Centre provides students with a unique set of opportunities, exposing them to the challenges of remote and rural medicine.
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CPD and Postgraduate
A course for health professionals delivering urgent care in rural setting, or in urban area where access to hospital care is restricted.
Be part of a digital health-ready workforce as the global market expands to reach a predicted £408 billion by 2025. Our MSc Digital Health will equip you to work in the digitally-literate healthcare organisations of the 21st century.
When you’re a GP or other healthcare professional, you need to be able to deal with whatever you encounter. Our MSc Urgent Care course will give you the confidence and skills you need to oversee urgent and pre-hospital care so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for your patients.
If you’re interested in supporting the healthcare team and working alongside doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients, analysing results and developing treatment and management plans then our MSc Physician Associate Practice course could open doors to a rewarding career.
Undergraduate and Foundation Entry
Offering an innovative approach to medical education, we focus on early patient contact - you’ll see patients from the very first term in both community and hospital settings.
The integrated Master’s in Physician Associate Studies provides an exciting opportunity for you to become a Physician Associate, a medical associate profession, combining university study with practical work-based placements.
Our foundation entry course in Medical Sciences is a ‘gateway’ course which will prepare you to progress onto highly competitive graduate entry medicine, dental, physician associate or pharmacy courses, as well as other professional programmes.
Do you have the potential and aspiration to become a doctor, but do not yet have the qualifications required to apply directly to our 5-year Medicine course? Then join our MBBS with a foundation year.
Prof Stuart Maitland-Knibb has worked extensively in urgent care, emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency medicine. After working in the military for 12 years, as clinical director, he created an out-of-hospital remote centre to deliver urgent and emergency care to be deliv…
Dr Bateman teaches phase II medical students and is a full-time GP with several specific interests. In addition, she also teaches other healthcare professionals, and has been involved in primary care service development and cross-organisational working.
National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine
UCLan Westlakes Campus
Samuel Lindow Building
Westlakes Science and Technology Park
Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JY
Tel: +44 (0)1946 517200