Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus is to launch a new training centre with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) as part of its plans to recruit and train more staff.
The facility will help to develop and train staff within the field, and will replace the ambulance service’s current education centre at Eastwood Hall.
The investment by EMAS in education and training at NTU comes after it received extra funding for clinical staff, ambulances and other resources earlier this year.
Dr Rowena Hill, from Nottingham Trent University, said: “We are excited and proud to be developing this strategic partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service and are looking forward to training the next generation of emergency practitioners.
“This partnership reflects our commitment to enriching our society.
“We are excited to combine the school’s research expertise with the extensive opportunities our partnership with EMAS presents, to create sector-leading best practice in the ambulance services, with the potential to build this even further to incorporate all blue lights focussed research.”
EMAS director of human resources and organisational development, Kerry Gulliver, said: “This is excellent news for our patients and our staff and is the start of what we hope will be a long-term relationship with NTU.”
By Thomas Hewitt