Apr 4 2012 By Jenny Coombes
BRUNEL University has won a contract with NHS London to provide physiotherapy training.
The partnership means Brunel’s School of Health Sciences and Social Care will receive funding for a new postgraduate course as well as its existing undergraduate courses.
It will make the university, which has its campus off Kingston Lane, one of the largest providers of physiotheraphy education in the country - with a total of 82 places available.
John Cossar, the university’s director of physiotherapy, said: “This new contract is an indicator of how we have met the heightened quality standards set by NHS London for the training of physiotherapists.
“These standards measure how universities ensure that physiotherapists are equipped with the best skills, abilities and attitudes to provide excellent levels of care, and London education providers were invited to show how they would meet these levels as part of a competitive tender process.
“It’s a tremendous feeling to have come out on top and be regarded as number one for physiotherapy in London.”
Professor Lorraine De Souza, head of the university’s school of health sciences and social care, added: “We wish to thank everybody who has been directly involved in the NHS tender process and all those who offered us support and advice.”