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Andy Burnham opens new RCS Outreach Hub

08 Jun 2018

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has officially opened the Royal College of Surgeons' new Outreach Hub, which is located on the ground floor of the CTF Building. The new hub will give the RCS a full-time, staffed presence in the North and Midlands.

Left to Right:Professor Derek Alderson, Andy Burnham, Professor Peter Clayton

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has officially opened the Royal College of Surgeons' new Outreach Hub, which is located on the ground floor of the CTF Building. The new hub will give the RCS a full-time, staffed presence in the North and Midlands.

Professor Peter Clayton, Vice-Dean and Head of the School of Medical Sciences and Professor Rob Bristow, Director of the Cancer Research Domain, represented the University at the opening ceremony, which was hosted by RCS President Professor Derek Alderson.

The Outreach Hub delivers the College's wide range of educational courses and practical workshops for surgeons and other medical professionals using the state-of-the-art facilities in the Faculty's Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre (MSSSC).

Peter said:

"The role that the Royal Colleges play in benefiting patients and healthcare in the UK is immeasurable and the University is honoured and delighted that the College has chosen to partner with us to deliver a significant portion of its education programme and to establish a hub for the North and Midlands.

"For the surgeons who will pass through these doors, the value of being able to update their skills and the opportunity for the RCS to train more junior colleagues in a simulated environment will make a significant contribution to the skills of these professionals."

Andy Burnham, said:

"I'm incredibly proud that the Royal College of Surgeons has chosen to make Manchester its home in the North and Midlands. Greater Manchester is already leading the way as the first city-region in the UK to take control of its combined health and social care budgets. We want our model for health and social care to be an inspiration for the rest of the country.

"By establishing a new base in our city and at the University of Manchester in particular, it confirms that Manchester is viewed as a centre of innovation and excellence. We look forward to welcoming the many exceptional surgeons and medical professionals that the Royal College of Surgeons trains and supports to our wonderful city."