New medical school for county '˜gamechanger' says MP

Plans for a new medical school in the county are '˜a gamechanger for Lincolnshire NHS', says Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness.

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Mr Warman has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the medical school, to be based at the University of Lincoln.

He said: “I campaigned for Lincolnshire to get its own medical school since I was elected in 2015 because I know it will be a gamechanger for our local NHS.

”It is great news for our local NHS and especially for patients, who I know often struggle to get an appointment with a GP, as studies have shown that doctors tend to remain in the areas they trained in.

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has welcomed the announcement there is to be a new medical school in Lincolnshire. ANL-180320-124714001

“The commitment to sending more trainees to rural and coastal areas is particularly important for our county, which has historically struggled to recruit GPs, and I have no doubt that the new medical school will help to address this. I look forward to welcoming the new recruits to Boston and Skegness during their training and beyond.”

The new medical school will be a new collaboration between Nottingham and Lincoln Universities. It will offer 80 training places, starting from September 2019.

The five new medical schools across England were chosen after a rigorous bidding process which allowed for prioritisation of areas with a shortage of doctors overall or in certain specialities.

Overall, they will help to deliver 1,500 new medical training places across England by 2020, alongside existing medical schools which have demonstrated a commitment to sending more trainees to rural or coastal areas.

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has welcomed the announcement there is to be a new medical school in Lincolnshire. ANL-180320-124714001

The schools will also work closely with their local communities to help talented students from all backgrounds become doctors.