University launches new medical school bid

A new medical school could be coming to the University of Lincoln, after it partnered with the University of Nottingham in a bid to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

If successful, it is hoped that students would apply for a medical degree through the University of Nottingham, but study the course at Lincoln. Photo: Liam O’Dell.

If successful, the idea is that students would apply for a medical degree through Nottingham, but study the course at Lincoln.

A spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said: “This will offer important opportunities to widen access to medicine targeting local students and grow a high quality medical workforce in the Lincolnshire community.”

This follows an announcement in 2016 by Jeremy Hunt, when the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care set out the Government’s plan to expand undergraduate medical training by 1,500 places from September 2018.

500 of these places have now been filled, and Nottingham and Lincoln have now entered the national bidding process to fill the remaining thousand.

The university spokesperson added: “Both Universities are very grateful for the enormous support we have had from the community in our bid to establish medical training in Lincolnshire.”

The winner of the bid may not be announced until the Spring.

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