Uni earns pat on the back from Prime Minister

142942_CHARTER_13/10/14''(l-r) Deputy head boy George Carnell, Prime Minister David Cameron, head girl, Brittanni Carvell, ''An official visit to Charter Academy, Hyde Park Road, Portsmouth. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142942-882) PPP-141013-122821003
142942_CHARTER_13/10/14''(l-r) Deputy head boy George Carnell, Prime Minister David Cameron, head girl, Brittanni Carvell, ''An official visit to Charter Academy, Hyde Park Road, Portsmouth. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142942-882) PPP-141013-122821003

The University of Buckingham has received a pat on the back from the Prime Minister.

David Cameron congratulated the university, in response to a question from MP for Milton Keynes, Iain Stewart, at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Mr Stewart said: “Some people are very quick to criticise when there are challenges in the NHS.

“It must also then be right to celebrate its successes – and therefore will the PM congratulate Milton Keynes Hospital and the University of Buckingham for establishing a new medical school that will not only train the next generation of clinicians but raise standards at our hospitals?

David Cameron replied: “I am very happy to join my honourable friend in doing that.

“Making sure we educate the next generation of doctors and nurses and clinicians is absolutely vital. And what we see under this government is 9,000 more doctors, 3,300 more nurses. We are treating 1.3 million more people in A&E, and there are six million more outpatient appointments. That’s what is actually happening in our NHS and all credit to the hard working staff who are carrying out all that vital work.”