26th September 2011, 9:24am
Lincoln awarded prestigious adult and mental health nursing contract
A nurse treating a patient The University of Lincoln has been nominated as the preferred provider to deliver adult and mental health nurse training in Lincolnshire from September 2012.

Lincoln will take over the Lincolnshire provision from the University of Nottingham from September 2012 to offer adult and mental health nurse training places for the whole county. The move will increase the annual intake of nursing students to the University.

Vice Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: “I am delighted at the University’s success in gaining the pre-registration nursing contract for Lincolnshire. It is an honour to be working with the local health communities to deliver the programme and I look forward to further developing our relationship over the next few years.”

Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Nursing Sara Owen said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Lincolnshire health service providers, workforce leads and the Strategic Health Authority to deliver distinctive and quality undergraduate programmes in adult and mental health nursing. The aim is to produce excellent nursing graduates who can work in hospital and community settings; leaders of the future who are grounded in and cognisant of the importance of good quality, evidence-based, up-to-date nursing practice.”

Head of Education Commissioning at NHS East Midlands, Peter Rolland said: “We believe the proposal put forward by the University of Lincoln provides the best service for students, patients and services in Lincolnshire.  It meets the needs of the local population, in particular by offering a local solution with a depth and breadth of understanding of the culture and geography of Lincolnshire.”

The University was selected after an extensive tendering process which consisted of two formal tender documents and a Q&A session with a steering group consisting of experienced representatives from clinical, education, workforce and financial backgrounds.
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