New Medical School

21st September 2017

Local MP, Priti Patel, commends Anglia Ruskin University on the endorsement received from the General Medical Council (GMC) for plans to build a new medical school.

The GMC reported that the School has demonstrated consistent, timely progress under a strong leadership team.

Anglia Ruskin University is planning to build Essex's first ever School of Medicine which will see a state-of-the-art, £20 million facility being built at the University's Chelmsford campus. The first cohort of undergraduate students will start studies in one years' time, subject to the allocation of Government funded student places by Health Education England and the Higher Education Funding Council England. Priti said:

"I fully support the University's plans for this fantastic new facility. Medical education is important because it is integral to the future of our local community and our country.

Essex's first medical school will offer many aspiring children and young people from my constituency access to this incredibly rewarding profession, as well as ensure there are more home-grown doctors to enter the local workforce.

I very much look forward to seeing the first doctors training and graduating from the Witham constituency in the coming future."

Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, commented:

"The Anglia Ruskin medical programme has reached this key stage through the hard work of our team and the commitment of our health care partners across Essex.

Building on our expertise in educating a wide range of health care professionals, the new medical programme will help to ensure that our region can meet the workforce needs of the health care system into the future.

We believe that we have a very robust case indeed for receiving an allocation of the soon to be announced new medical student places."

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: [email protected] with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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