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Our Group's exciting partnership work with the University of Leicester a year on

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We are celebrating the first anniversary of our partnership agreement between Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals (the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Group) and the University of Leicester!

Over that year significant development work has been undertaken between both hospitals and the University of Leicester which will open new doors for our staff in research and teaching and help improve patient care.

We are working with University of Leicester to grow the number of clinical trials for our patients to access, provide high quality placements for all our students.

The partnership will also make the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Group a desirable place to work for the UK’s top NHS talents through new opportunities in teaching and research. 

Achievements in our first year as partners with the University of Leicester have included:

  • Developing a Group Academic Strategy to drive our vision to improve patient care through excellence in education and research

  • Kettering and Northampton General Hospital formally achieving University Hospital Group status on July 1, 2021, with the University of Leicester and our other academic partners

  • Prof Edmund Burke - the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester – joining Kettering General Hospital’s Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director

  • Prof Andre Ng -Head of Department, Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester – has joined Northampton General Hospital’s Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director.
  • We have submitted a joint bid for a National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre

  • We have welcomed the largest number of Medical Students on placement across our Hospital Group

  • We have grown the numbers of Honorary posts with University of Leicester

  • We are creating new opportunities for Clinical Academic posts across the group with the University’s Medical School. This means clinicians at KGH and NGH will spend half of their time doing clinical work in their hospitals and half of their time teaching or doing research at the university.


A lot is happening behind the scenes to make the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group a big success.

Posted on Thursday 23rd December 2021
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