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Nurses and doctors boost to fill roles at Wolverhampton hospital trust

By Megan Archer | Wolverhampton | Health | Published:

More than 100 nurses have been offered posts and 170 doctors have joined The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust since the launch of two new training programmes.

New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

The achievement was celebrated at a ceremony held at Molineux this week, attended by vice chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton Professor Geoff Layer and chief executive of the Trust David Loughton.

The Trust's clinical fellowship programmes, which were launched in 2016 and 2018, provide opportunities for staff to join a structured training programme in a range of clinical specialties, through secondary and primary care.

To support internal staff with career development, the Trust also has more than 50 internal UK clinical fellow nurses completing their BSc nursing studies or MSc in clinical nursing.

The programme has partnered with other NHS Trusts and through these the Trust has recruited 12 senior fellow posts in psychiatry, and up to 30 clinical fellows in medical specialties.

One of the Trust's clinical fellows Dr Paul Bolaji said: “The clinical fellowship programme has been a very important part of my life. It has been a very wonderful experience for me. What has changed my life has been the Masters programme because previously I never had any formal discussion or reflective practice. That is the first time I had that experience and that has changed my practice.”

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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