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UK Govt £25m boost for nurses & healthcare students

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Posted by Helen Hanson. 4th May 2021

Inovus Medical welcomes the latest UK government funding which is set to inject £25 million into simulated learning for nurses and other healthcare students in hospitals and universities across the UK.

The latest funding will give the next generation of nurses and AHPs access to the training they need. Recent announcements by the Nursing and Midwifery Council indicated that more clinical practice hours in a simulated environment would be of great benefit. Particularly as they had faced extreme challenges during the recent COVID restrictions in ensuring training continued at a healthy pace.

Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care stated
“As we look to develop the best possible talent, I was thrilled to announce funding of up to £15 million, so English universities can rapidly expand simulated learning for nursing and other Allied Health Professional students this year.
I was also delighted to announce a £10 million investment to enable more staff to train and qualify in critical care. During a recent visit to Basildon Hospital’s ICU, I saw first-hand the immense pressures faced by critical care staff, and heard about how they’d been adapting and gaining specialist clinical skills over the past year. The funding will help around 9,500 staff members develop transferable clinical skills, helping to build a workforce that reaches across professional boundaries”.

Dr Elliot Street, CEO, Inovus Medical
“The announcement of this funding will support some of the key target areas of clinical skills in the NHS and universities across the UK. Improving patient safety can only really be achieved through continuous practise and skills development. This boost in funding from the government means universities and hospitals will be able to benefit from the very latest innovative technologies now available to support them with their training programmes”.

Inovus Medical manufacture a range of simulation devices to assist trainees to learn, perfect and maintain skills across a wide spectrum of surgical and clinical specialities and are the sole distributor for the SmartMan range of CPR manikins in the UK.