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Training centre opens for Midlands nursing students

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The University of Worcester has opened a new clinical simulation centre for the education and training student nurses and other clinicians.

The centre includes specifically tailored clinical environments, state of the art equipment and recording facilities.

It was officially opened last week by Professor Janice Stevens, managing director of Health Education West Midlands, the region’s local education and training board.

She praised the university for “choosing to invest in the quality training of future health professionals”.

She said: “I’ve been around the NHS for a long time, and simulation has certainly moved on from when I did my training. This is a really great development.”

Professor Stevens added: “In my experience, the vast majority of nurses are doing a sterling job in what are turbulent times. However, it is so important that we give them the chance to practice in a protected, safe environment such as this, and allow them to find their feet and build their confidence.”

The opening of the centre follows on from the university’s development of a “mobile laboratory”, which will see clinical training delivered to rural community nurses.

Health Education West Midlands is one of the newly created regional bodies responsible for overseeing and funding the education and training of health and public health workers.


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