University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is the organisation which manages Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford.

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One of the cornerstones of the Keele University-UHNM partnership is its ongoing success in providing local and national healthcare systems with highly trained and qualified staff. The four Schools within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at Keele University are focused on developing excellent clinicians in Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. In national subject rankings, all four schools are in the top 10 of every league table, and employment within six months of graduation from FMHS is 100%.  This is the result of the highly successful partnership between the University and UHNM, delivering the teaching excellence required in both academic and hands-on clinical environments.

Keele University and UHNM also have a long-established history of successful research collaboration.  Recently, the partners’ mutual need to grow their clinical research capability further still has been recognised by the establishment of a third health-related research institute at the University and the appointment of a number of new clinical professorial positions.  The partners have established a long-term commitment to strengthen their already robust partnership to expand world-leading research in regenerative medicine and primary and secondary care, enhance the health and wellbeing of the local population and forge strong links with the commercial sector.