Health service unveils successor to doomed NHSU training organisation
A new organisation, the NHS Institution for Innovation and Improvement has been set up to take control of learning in the health service following the closure of the NHSU, with existing programmes and services being taken forward by strategic health authorities across the country.
NHSU was set up as the ‘corporate university’ for the NHS in December 2003. However, following a review the Department of Health decided to rethink its training strategy and the organisation was closed down at the end of July.
Philip Brown, NHSU interim chief executive, said: “The process of transferring these programmes followed rigorous scrutiny on the part of organisations within the NHS. The organisational form in which this learning is being delivered is changing, but I believe that these new arrangements will strengthen the role of learning.”
Details of the new host organisations can be found online.