Milton Keynes has become a University Hospital.
Milton Keynes Hospital has entered into a partnership with the University of Buckingham to become a University Teaching Hospital.
This will allow us to attract, train and retain the best doctors and contribute towards the financial stability of the organisation.
As part of this move, the trust changed its name to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 2 April 2015.
This partnership will expand our current clinical teaching to include medical students from the University. The first set of 70 students started their studies in Buckingham in January 2015, and the first students undertaking clinical placement within the hospital will be here from May 2015 onwards.
A medical school building (funded by the University of Buckingham) is also going to be built. Until the building is complete, the medical school will be primarily based at the Chandos Road building, at Buckingham, and in the postgraduate centre here at the hospital.
How will it affect me?
For patients – we will have medical students on-site who will be interacting with patients, performing examinations, and observing while patients have tests, procedures or operations.
If you do not wish for students to be involved in your care please inform your doctor or nurse.
For staff - the development of the Medical School and the academic building will create exciting opportunities in the future for all staff in the fields of clinical research and education.
What happens next?
- The Medical students will be on the wards and departments from May 2015 onwards.
- The Medical school building is scheduled to be opened at the beginning of 2017.