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Department hosts visit from Leader of the Labour party

Posted on 19 April 2023

The Department played host to the Leader of the Labour party, Sir Keir Starmer and Wes Streeting, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on a visit to York this week.

Group of people

Sir Keir and Mr Streeting met with the Vice Chancellor, Charlie Jeffrey, as well as Professor Kate Flemming (Health Sciences) and Professor Una Macleod (Hull York Medical School). Sir Keir and Wes visited the clinical simulation unit to witness some of our CPD Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation module students carry out a cardiac resuscitation scenario whilst also engaging with the questions arising from Sir Keir and Wes.

There was also an opportunity for a discussion with colleagues from HYMS and the local and regional NHS and voluntary sector during the visit.

Professor Kate Flemming, Head of Department, Health Sciences said: “It was great to be able to host the visit by Sir Keir and Wes and involve senior members of our local and regional health care systems in a discussion about issues that are facing us as providers of nursing, midwifery and medical education. It was also good to show the collaborative working that goes on between us all within the region.”