Two student doctors looking after a dummy patient 

Innovative education and training delivered by the University of Plymouth will play a pivotal role in supporting the new NHS Long Term Workforce Plan writes the head of our Peninsula Medical School, Professor Laura Bowater MBE
"We’re already the provider of the largest range of healthcare programmes in the South West, covering everything from medicine and dentistry, through to nursing, social care, paramedicine, physiotherapy and more. Last Friday’s commitment to a 15-year plan that puts education at its heart is welcome news. The health service’s promise around significantly increasing education and training to record levels includes increasing apprenticeships to deliver more doctors. This chimes with work we have been tasked with by Health Education England to develop ground-breaking new apprenticeships as a pathway for more people to enter the NHS.And, through initiatives like our vision to create a unique Medical Doctor Degree Apprenticeship, we are ahead of the game. Students come to us from all over the world to learn at our state-of-the-art facilities and in partner hospitals across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, while September sees us launch a £33 million building in the heart of Plymouth as our new home for health professions."
The University is primed and positioned to deliver a future ready health and care workforce. If you’d like to find out more about our apprenticeship programmes, including the new medical apprenticeship programme please email

InterCity Place: facilities for health professions, nursing and midwifery

Opening in September 2023, InterCity Place is a unique, new learning space where undergraduate and postgraduate students from the largest breadth of health disciplines in the South West learn together under one roof, with expert practitioners.
InterCity Place
Your voice counts. Medical students listening to a lecture.