Cash boost for new medical school by the University of Buckingham

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The new medical teaching school run by the University of Buckingham is set to receive a new cash injection to provide “state-of-the-art facilities”

University bosses launched the country’s first independent medical school earlier this month in partnership with Milton Keynes Hospital.

The new investment from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) will help to build a new site at the hospital for the school, including research activities and staff accommodation. Although the final amount of money being invested will not be announced until mid-spring, bosses have bid for a seven-figure sum.

Professor John Clapham, chief operating officer of the medical school, said: “The new academic centre is a crucial first step to creating a centre of excellence for undergraduate and postgraduate medical training at Milton Keynes.

“In the longer term were are hoping to add a clinical research dimension and we are certain that the new academic centre will attract new talent to both the hospital and the medical school.”

The money will be part of an overall £46.7million regional investment.

Hospital chief executive Joe Harrison said: “The Medical School is an exciting new venture, bringing fantastic development opportunities to our hospital and the city.

“The new academic centre will train and develop the doctors of tomorrow in state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best quality healthcare to our patients.”