Anglia Ruskin University has become the latest member of Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP).
CUHP’s mission is to improve healthcare through collaboration between the NHS, industry and academia, and the ARU joins the Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge as a member.
The ARU will help shape and realize the vision for life sciences in the region, leading the work to identify skills and talent needs and how these will be delivered to the ecosystem.
Professor Yvonne Barnett, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at ARU, said: “We are delighted to join CUHP, furthering our commitment and contribution to skills and talent development and research in health, performance and well-being that will have a real impact on people’s lives. »
Dr. Kristin-Anne Rutter, Executive Director of CUHP, said: “I am extremely excited to have the university join as a member, helping us achieve our ‘Vision for Life Sciences’ and make a difference in the region and beyond. They are already helping us develop our links and increase our impact in the region, by opening a clinical research center in Peterborough and through their presence in Essex.
Professor Patrick Maxwell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, said: “Anglia Ruskin University has a fantastic reputation. It already works closely with current partners and brings complementary programs and reach that will help strengthen our collective ability to improve lives locally and globally.
More than 3,500 ARU students study nursing, midwifery, and allied health courses on its campuses, and it also trains clinical scientists and laboratory technicians. The ARU runs several major apprenticeship programs and has a long-standing association with Cambridge University Hospitals and the Royal Papworth Hospital on workplace learning initiatives helping to meet their workforce needs. . In particular, it offers a large number of nursing apprenticeship places.
It is also home to the NHSE-sponsored National Clinical Entrepreneur Program and has an award-winning music therapy research institute.
Membership will help bring strategic planning and oversight to the relationship and the organizations said it will bring “new systemic level opportunities” and the ability to apply shared expertise to improve patient outcomes.