NHS Fife and Fife College agree new partnership

Published: 24-May-2024

NHS Fife and Fife College have entered a partnership to provide healthcare education for current and prospective students as well as healthcare staff

NHS Fife and Fife College have entered a new five-year partnership. 

The partnership agreement was formally signed by NHS Fife Chief Executive, Carol Potter, and Fife College Principal, Jim Metcalfe. 

The partnership aims to provide a platform for collaborative working across a range of initiatives, including healthcare education available for healthcare staff as well as current and prospective students.

Both institutions will also work in partnership across a range of other areas, including environmental sustainability and the mutual use of buildings and facilities.

One of the early projects being progressed through the new partnership will see Fife College and NHS Fife work collectively to improve learning opportunities for young people living in some of the Kingdom’s most deprived areas.

NHS Fife and Fife College have entered a new five-year partnership

Another area of particular focus will be the creation of employment and training initiatives for students, both during and after their studies. 

Employment and training initiatives will include the development of work placements, internships, and modern apprenticeships to help widen participation and enhance the local employment opportunities available to people in Fife.

Commenting on the historic agreement, Fife College Principal, Jim Metcalfe said: “Fife College is excited to deepen our collaboration with NHS Fife. This is a really ambitious new partnership agreement. This initiative underscores our joint commitment to expanding opportunities for our communities, and ensuring a sustainable pipeline of skills for our health and care systems.”

NHS Fife Chief Executive, Carol Potter, said: “This new partnership is a significant milestone for both our organisations, affirming our joint commitment to enhancing healthcare education and working to improve the health and wellbeing of the population we serve.”


Image: Fife College Principal, Jim Metcalfe, and NHS Fife Chief Executive, Carol Potter, sign the landmark partnership agreement. 

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