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Margaret Rowe argues for a louder higher education voice on health and social care challenges

As we celebrate International Nurses Day this Sunday and the wonderful colleagues who keep our sector marching forward, we should also reflect on the acute challenges being faced by health educators.

At the University of Salford, we have around 3,500 nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students on our programmes every year—5,000 health students in total. We play a crucial role in helping to support NHS England’s Long Term Workforce Plan. Our new state-of-the art health clinic building will host NHS clinics, and we will soon welcome the UK’s first ever chair in adult social care nursing.

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