A new medical school will open on the Brayford campus after a successful joint bid by the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham.
The University of Nottingham Lincoln Medical School will train the next generation of health professionals in an effort to fill severe staffing shortages in the region. When at full capacity in a few years’ time, the new school will deliver medical training to around 400 undergraduate students in the historic city of Lincoln.
Both universities have secured funding for an initial 80 first year undergraduate places in September 2019 with a further 80 per intake in subsequent years.
The announcement comes after the University of Lincoln partnered with the University of Nottingham in a bid to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Speaking in July 2017, Karen Lee, MP for Lincoln, said in her maiden speech that she would offer her support for the development of a new medical school.
“I will campaign hard to get a medical school in Lincoln which will attract doctors we so desperately need to start to address the crisis in our local NHS.”
She tweeted her joy at the announcement that the new school will open.
— Karen Lee (@KarenLeeMP) March 20, 2018
When launching the bid, 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.”