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DOD had its own vision of creating something similar to a NHSU. Its plan for interagency education appeared in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR):
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NHSU is a pounds 80m national project which will operate across nine regions.
The NHSU are celebrating learning and those learners working with or for the NHS or in the health and social care sectors during Adult Learners' Week this year.
Health Minister John Hutton said, ``The NHS needs to attract more people to a career in health.'' The plans propose the NHSU becomes the first fully recognised public sector corporate university in the UK, with its own degreeawarding powers, contributing to the goals of the NHS and underpinning its values.
Guest speakers included Jared Fox, non-executive director of the NHSU, Chris Roberts, chief executive of the Tyne and Wear Skills Council and Chris Jude, head of widening participation, NHSU, all of whom praised the partnership and the college for its help with development of the BTEC and its continued learning support.
Bob Fryer, chief executive of NHSU, described Warwick's bid as "the most comprehensive and exciting."
The NHSU will be open to 1.6 million NHS staff nationally ranging from cleaners to medical consultants, plus anyone wishing to become a health professional or return to the sector.
``JMU will play a significant role in shaping the NHSU and what it can deliver.''
The new service - called `u-i' - is being run by NHSU, the new university for health and social care, and offers information training and education programmes and funding.
The ground breaking project is being run out of the trust's lifelong learning centre,called the New University for Health and Social Care (NHSU).
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