Call for community ‘health heroes’ for recognition in the University of Bolton’s new medical training institute

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Call for community ‘health heroes’ for recognition in the University of Bolton’s new medical training institute

The University of Bolton is asking the local community to help name a state-of-the-art simulation suite in its new £40m Institute of Medical Sciences building.

People are invited to nominate ‘health heroes’ with a strong connection to Bolton who have done remarkable things to help or inspire others in the medical industry.

It could be a health worker who has gone above and beyond to deliver outstanding care, a fundraising champion, a dedicated volunteer worker, or an individual who has inspired others while on their own, personal health journey.

The simulation suite will be used to help

University of Bolton Institute of Medicine Launches Activities in India: A Step Towards Global Health Collaboration

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The Institute of Medicine Launches Activities in India: A Step Towards Global Health Collaboration

The Institute of Medicine (IoM) at the University of Bolton, UK, recently marked its entry into India with a private reception held at the Lodhi Hotel, New Delhi. The event aimed to announce the launch of IoM’s activities in India and foster collaborations with key stakeholders in the health and medical education sectors.

The event commenced with a warm welcome and introduction by Dr. Sai Pillarisetti, the Lead for International Partnerships at IoM.  The prestigious event was attended by the Hon’ble Health Minister of Delhi, Mr. Saurabh Bharadwaj, as the chief guest. Mr. Bharadwaj, in his address, lauded the efforts of Professor Iqbal Singh CBE, Chair of IoM and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Medicine) at the University of Bolton, for his significant contributions to medical education and healthcare in the UK and internationally.

Professor Iqbal Singh CBE, a distinguished figure in the medical

The University of Bolton’s Institute of Medicine Collaborates with Royal Bolton Hospital Trust to Provide Insight into NHS Operations

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The University of Bolton's IoM Collaborates with Royal Bolton Hospital Trust to Provide Insight into NHS Operations

Last week marked a significant milestone between the Institute of Medicine at the University of Bolton and the Royal Bolton Hospital Trust. MBA Global Healthcare Management students from the Institute of Medicine, attended a one-day educational visit to gain first-hand insights into the challenges encountered by the NHS, particularly in supporting the diverse healthcare needs of Bolton’s population.  Led by Alex Cottrell, Divisional Director of Operations, and Rosie Connor, Deputy Divisional Director of Operations at the Royal Bolton Hospital Trust, the initiative aimed to also offer students a comprehensive understanding of the operational intricacies within the NHS and also focused on explaining various non-clinical operational roles and career pathways available within the healthcare sector.

Topics covered during the educational sessions included:

  1. Translating Strategy into Action: Providing students with insights into the strategic decision-making processes crucial for effective

University of Bolton hosts surgical training course to enable medics to treat injured in Gaza

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University of Bolton hosts surgical training course to enable medics to treat injured in Gaza

Doctors from all over the world are learning the skills to save the lives of those injured in the conflict in Gaza at a special course hosted by the University of Bolton.

The University has been the venue for four days of training, led by the David Nott Foundation, which demonstrates how to deal with trauma caused in war zones.

This can include anything from bomb blast and gunshot wounds to severe crush injuries caused by collapsing buildings.

During the hostile environment surgical training course, doctors from different hospitals and as far away as Sri Lanka and Denmark, learned about every field of trauma surgery.

Doctors practised their techniques on ‘Heston’, a one-of-a-kind human war wound simulator, 3D-printed kidneys, silicone hearts, blood vessels, tracheas and bones. It prepared them to head to the Gaza strip in Palestine to assist with

University of Bolton’s Institute of Medical Sciences smashes social impact targets for the year

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University of Bolton's Institute of Medical Sciences smashes social impact targets for the year

Construction of the University of Bolton’s Institute of Medical Sciences has far surpassed its local spending targets, with current figures for expenditure within a 20-mile radius totaling £12.3m, more than doubling its initial target of £6m.

The Institute has emerged as a beacon of positive change in its local community since the ambitious plan was approved in June 2019.

The £40m facility is being constructed by contractors Willmott Dixon and represents the single largest investment into healthcare in the region for decades.

It will provide education to around 3,000 learners annually and revolutionise the training approach for nurses and other clinical care professionals. This also includes doctors, pending the university’s successful application for medical school status.

The project received £20m from the first round of funding from the Levelling Up Fund, making it one of the biggest LUF grants for any

University of Bolton hosts School of Medicine community consultation event

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University of Bolton hosts School of Medicine community consultation event

Members of the public attended a community consultation at the University of Bolton to hear about exciting plans for a new School of Medicine.

The audience listened to presentations from Professor George E Holmes DL, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton; Dr Fiona Noden, Chief Executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Iqbal Singh, Pro Vice Chancellor, Institute of Medicine at the University of Bolton.

The event, held in the Deane Lecture Theatre, was chaired by the University’s Provost Professor Zubair Hanslot.

Medical professionals, councillors and members of the public were among the attendees who took part in a positive question-and-answer session.

Professor Holmes, who has been Vice Chancellor for 18 years, disclosed that he had been planning to launch a School of Medicine since 2007.

He said: “This is a historic development for this University, having a medical school.

“We

IoM welcomes Chinese students to its Healthcare Summer School

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The IoM welcomes 15 students from Shanghai to their Healthcare Summer School

Throughout August, The Institute of Medicine welcomed 15 students from Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Services to their Healthcare Summer School, which involved a journey of learning, cultural exploration and camaraderie. This Summer School marked a significant chapter in the Institute of Medicine’s global outreach programme as it welcomed its first group of students for an immersive summer school experience.

Professor George E Holmes DL DSc, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, welcomed the students and said the University was committed to helping to develop careers in the health sector.

He said: This Medicine Summer School provides a really good insight into how to prepare to secure a place at a UK medical school.

“It teaches clinical skills that allows students to understand the work of a medic, as well as developing confidence in presenting the reason

University of Bolton VC addresses international conference on safety of older people and wellbeing of healthcare staff

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University of Bolton VC addresses international conference on safety of older people and wellbeing of healthcare staff

The University of Bolton’s President and Vice Chancellor welcomed  more than 150 delegates to a special international  conference to discuss the safety of older people and the wellbeing of healthcare staff.Professor George E Holmes DL told guests of the CESOP (Centre of Excellence for the Safety of Older People) and CRST (Centre of Remediation, Support and Training)  event that the University had made huge strides in health education provision in recent years.He said: “We have grown for the past 12-13 years, from nothing in healthcare, to over 3,500 students in this area.“We know that health equality is critical to improve the life chances of our communities. We are working closely nationally through the Centres and  with the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) to look at the tremendous disparities in health outcomes.“We want to