• Student nurse

    As a major teaching hospital we work with medical schools, universities and colleges to provide award education programmes for aspiring doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

  • Student nurse

    We provide several specialist regional services, as well as a wide range of district general hospital services which provides medical students with the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of conditions and treatment.

Education

As a major teaching hospital we work with medical schools, universities and colleges to provide award education programmes for aspiring doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

We provide several specialist regional services, as well as a wide range of district general hospital services which provides medical students with the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of conditions and treatment.  Our active research programmes enable students to gain experience of ground breaking treatments and techniques and participate in healthcare innovation.

Our modern, purpose built education centres include state of the art human simulation facilities, libraries, seminar rooms and lecture theatres, to provide some of the best learning environments in the country.  Our award winning teaching staff offer challenging and supportive education programmes to help you get the best out of your studies and achieve your full potential.

We also provide a range of learning and award winning leadership development opportunities for staff to ensure continuous personal and professional development.

Education News

Education News

New - Key Facts for Education video

We have created a new video to explain the types of learning opportunities you can find at our hospital.

 

National education and training review visits new nurse education programme

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We were delighted to welcome Lord Willis, the independent chair of Health Education England’s Shape of Caring Review, who visited us today to find out about the groundbreaking new undergraduate nursing degree course we have launched in partnership with The University of Bolton.

We have recently partnered with The University of Bolton to launch an innovative undergraduate nursing degree course, designed to develop more nurses for the future.

Lord Willis visit The unique course has been designed to develop more nurses for the future, and is the first in the country to offer student nursing places that are not commissioned by Health Education England.  Each year 50 places will be available on the three-year full-time programme, developed to tackle the shortage of nurses both nationally and locally.  The first 25-student course intake will begin the course in February 2015. They will be the first nursing students in England to fund their studies through the student loan system.

After successful completion of the course, each graduate will be given the opportunity to take up an entry-level staff nurse post with us.  The course, which has been built on the University of Bolton’s 30-year experience as a healthcare professional courses provider, includes a wide variety of teaching and learning delivered by staff from both the University and here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Teaching will include lectures, workshops, one to one tutorials and ‘on the job’ training with hospital staff during clinical placements.

Lord Willis, Independent Chair of the Shape of Caring Review said, “I  congratulate Lancashire Teaching Hospital on the development of its nursing degree programme. I am delighted when trusts such as this innovate within the current system and overcome barriers to develop a workforce which will meet service needs and deliver high quality care.”

Sue Reed, Nursing Director at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘We are delighted to have co-designed this innovative course with the University of Bolton and we hope that this will help us develop caring and compassionate nurses of the future. We have worked closely with the university to develop a detailed education programme and we look forward to helping to develop fantastic nurses who will be a real asset to our patients.’

Karen Swindley, Workforce and Education Director at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘This is a great example of the NHS working in a completely new way to tackle workforce challenges.  We are passionate and committed to developing quality assured education and we have a history of success with the delivery of the undergraduate medical programme.’

Karen Partington, Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said, “We are very pleased to welcome Lord Willis and share what we’re doing locally to plan our nursing workforce for the future.  We think this innovative approach offers a great opportunity to tackle the national nursing shortage and we look forward to sharing our learning and experience.” 

Professor George E Holmes, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, said: ‘Our University is committed to working in partnership to develop innovative career-focused learning programmes and so we are very pleased to be working with such a forward-thinking Trust. This degree programme is a first in this country. These will be the first self-funding nursing students who will apply through UCAS and be funded through the student loan system.’

Jane Howarth, Academic Group Leader for Health at the University of Bolton, said: ‘Our non-commissioned BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) has been developed in response to the Trust’s direct approach to us, to help them tackle projected workforce shortages. Each year we will take 50 nursing students through every aspect of best care training for the Trust on a rigorously tested degree programme which is part of our well established professional health courses portfolio.’

Prospectus 2014

Prospectus 2014

A photo of the 2014 Prospectus cover Here is a PDF version of our prospectus
Education Prospectus 2014[pdf] 66MB

If you have a Mac or an iPad our 2014 Prospectus can be found as an eBook on the iTunes Store here

 

 

 

 

Patients as educators

Patients' working in partnership with the Trust, enhancing the education of our workforce.

Watch our video of patients getting involved in educating our workforce, improving communication skills and examination techniques.  Interested?

For further details contact Siobhan Mower, Patient as Educator Lead, tel: 01772 524809 or email: pae@lthtr.nhs.uk

 

 

Lancashire Hospitals apprenticeship podcast

In this first healthcare science podcast from NHS Employers, members of Pathology at Royal Preston Hospital talk about apprenticeships and the benefits they bring to the organisation and their staff.