Coventry University Group to Open School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health in London

Coventry University Group aims to help address staff shortages in the NHS by opening a new School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health in London, collaborating with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and other partners.

The Royal College of Nursing estimates that the NHS faces a shortage of 50,000 nurses. Coventry University Group currently has 4,705 students in Coventry, Scarborough, London and online who will ultimately join the NHS and other care providers. That number will expand when the new school opens in Vauxhall, London, this Autumn to offer courses for professional registered health qualifications.

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, pro-vice-chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University, said: ‘This exciting project will benefit the NHS and the Lambeth area. The demand for our courses is created by local employers investing in training the workforce they need to deliver services for the community.’

‘The overwhelming majority of students trained within our school will be apprentices. We are already delivering apprenticeships in health and social care for 15 employers in London. Many of these are in Lambeth, so apprentices will be employed by local health and social care employers while undertaking their training. We are committed to supporting Lambeth’s objective of providing employment and training opportunities as well as promoting social inclusion.’

The School of Nursing Midwifery and Health will initially offer the following in-person courses – a Foundation Degree Nursing Associate apprenticeship, Foundation Degree Nursing Associate direct entry, MSc Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship, BSc Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship, BSc Physiotherapy Apprenticeship, BSc Public Health Practitioner apprenticeships and a blended online BSc/MSc Adult Nursing course that will see clinical skills taught face-to-face at the Hudson Building,  with more courses anticipated in the future.

Julie Screaton, chief people officer for Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: ‘We are delighted to see the development of this campus in Lambeth. Our ambition to support more local people into careers within the NHS will be greatly helped by having such a facility on our doorstep. We already work closely with Coventry University to deliver our nursing associate programme and look forward to further extending our partnership.’

If you are interested in studying with Coventry University Group in London, you may call the team on 024 7765 2222 or send an email.

Full list of partners:

  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kings College London
  • The Royal Brompton and Harefield and North Southwark Primary Care Network
  • Mid and South Essex NHS trust
  • Kingston Council
  • Barking
  • Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust
  • Sutton Council
  • West London NHS Trust
  • Southend NHS
  • Berkshire NHS Trust
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Harnigey Council
  • Mid Essex Hospitals
  • Snowflake School
  • Cambridge University Hospitals
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • East London Foundation Trust
  • Oxleas NHS
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Barts, Reading Borough Council
  • North East London Foundation Trust
  • Havering Council, St Georges
  • Westminster Council
  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Homerton University Hospital
  • Imperial College NHS Trust
  • Hammersmith Hospital
  • Royal Berkshire Hospitals
  • Oxford Health
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Trust
  • Kingston Council
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Trust
  • Ramsey Healthcare
  • North Middlesex University Hospital
  • Your Healthcare