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As Jerry Maguire famously once said, you had me at hello.
The creation of Cumbria’s first medical school, a partnership between University of Cumbria and Imperial College London, has taken another step forward with £5 million in philanthropic support from Pears Foundation.
The NHS is facing a staffing crisis. The British Medical Association estimates that the current shortfall is over 50,000 doctors. The shortage in the number of doctors is unevenly spread across the UK, mirroring the distribution of social deprivation and health inequality, with the North of England particularly affected – 11 per cent of NHS posts are vacant compared to 3 per cent in London.