Published: 13 May 2019 at 14:00
University to offer course in the city for the first time in expansion of provision
Anglia Ruskin University is to expand its Midwifery provision by offering the course at its Peterborough campus from this September.
Anglia Ruskin already delivers Nursing and Social Work education in the city, and will now also provide the opportunity for 23 students to study Midwifery at its state-of-the-art facilities at Guild House, Oundle Road.
The course will see students undergo clinical placements with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust as part of the strong links between the Trust and university. A small number of placements will also be available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.
Course Leader Helen Bottom said:
“Midwifery is a fantastic, rewarding career and Anglia Ruskin has a strong track record in delivering this course across our other campuses, so we are excited to be offering Midwifery at our Guild House site and we’re sure it will prove popular with students.
“This expansion is part of our commitment to increasing the local Midwifery workforce in line with Health Education England’s drive to increase student midwife recruitment by 25 per cent across the region.
“It also offers a great opportunity to strengthen links with our local NHS Trusts and enable even greater partnership working.”