PM praises university’s new medical school in ParliamentJan 15, 2015
Mr Cameron was responding to a question from Milton Keynes South MP iain Stewart during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (Wednesday).
“Making sure we educate the next generation of doctors, nurses and clinicians is absolutely vital,” Mr Cameron told the House.
The University of Buckingham Medical School, the first independent medical schol in the UK, welcomed its first 70 students last week. They will spend 2.5 years of the 4.5-year course working and training at Milton Keynes Hospital.
This is the first stage of a joint project between Milton Keynes Hospital and the university that will see a new purpose-built academy in January 2017.
In the House of Commons, Mr Stewart asked: “While people are quick to criticise problems in the NHS, it is right also to celebrate its successes.
"Will the PM join me in congratulating Milton Keynes Hospital and the University of Buckingham for establishing a new medical school which will train the next generation of clinicians and enhance the standard of Milton Keynes Hospital?”
Mr Cameron replied: “I am very happy to join my honourable friend in doing that.
“What we see under this government is 9,000 more doctors, 3,000 more nurses. We are treating 1.3 million more patients in A&E and there are 6 million more out-patient appointments. That is what is actually happening in our NHS.”