Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, visited our partner organisation CUH and met some of our staff today, as part of the launch of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.
We were delighted to have our nurses, researchers and NHS staff discuss exciting innovations and early cancer detection devices like the Cytosponge, which Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital will help bring forward.
Coming ahead of the health service’s 75th anniversary, the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan sets out how the NHS will address existing vacancies and meet the challenges of a growing and ageing population by recruiting and retaining hundreds of thousands more staff over 15 years and working in new ways.
The Prime Minister met staff from across CUH and the University of Cambridge as part of the visit – they shared their experience of working in the NHS and the different training and career paths that they’ve taken.
He also watched a training session involving students from ARU and a registered nursing associate.
Meeting the Prime Minister today were:
- Professor Kris Chatterjee, Director of the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre
- Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor of Metabolism and Medicine and consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology
- Conor Clay, CUH security guard
- Dr Arun Gupta, consultant in anaesthesia
- Dr Suzanna Watson, CPFT consultant clinical neuro psychologist
- Daniel Harris, lead nurse (clinical apprentices)
- Amy Wong, registered nursing associate
- Reem Santos, pharmacist
- Isabella DeFranca, physiotherapy student
- Will Thompson, trainee advanced critical care pratictioner
- Kieran Tuffs, final year nursing apprenticeship student
- Irene Debriam-Beecham, senior research nurse, part of the Cytosponge team
- Hugo Pires-Ferreira, lead for post registration education
- Roland Sinker, CEO
- Dr Mike More, Trust Chair
The Prime Minister remarked on what a special place CUH is.