Published: 21 December 2018 at 10:04
MP Matt Hancock visits state-of-the-art School of Medicine on Chelmsford campus
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, visited Anglia Ruskin University this week (Thursday, 20 December) to tour its brand new School of Medicine and learn more about how research and innovation is assisting both teaching and the NHS.
During the 90-minute tour Mr Hancock, who is also the constituency MP for West Suffolk, was invited to try out virtual reality technology by Paul Driver, who was recently named Learning Technologist of the Year by the Association of Learning Technologists. The technology is used by Anglia Ruskin’s Nursing students to replicate life on a ward.
Following a tour of the School of Medicine, Mr Hancock also listened to a presentation by Professor Tony Young, Director of Clinical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, about the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, of which Anglia Ruskin is a partner.
The programme is in its third year and has become the world’s largest entrepreneurial training programme in healthcare, with more than 360 frontline clinical staff currently taking part and finding new ways to innovate in practice with the help of commercial mentoring, connections to funding and training opportunities.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Mr Hancock, who was joined on the visit by MP for Chelmsford, Vicky Ford, said:
Professor Roderick Watkins, Acting Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, said: