Published: 23 February 2016 at 11:23
Anglia Ruskin University now has links with all three branches of armed forces
Anglia Ruskin University will play a part in making sure medical operations on submarines and warships are shipshape, thanks to a unique partnership with the Institute of Naval Medicine.
Anglia Ruskin now provides advanced entry to its suite of Leadership and Management degrees to Navy Medical Assistants, helping them to develop into leaders in the Royal Navy’s fleet.
There are currently around 1,500 Medical Assistants serving within the Royal Navy. They are deployed in submarines, warships and with the Royal Marines, providing primary and emergency care. They also train Navy personnel in first aid, and may be involved in administering medicine on shore.
The courses offered by Anglia Ruskin University’s Degrees at Work scheme allow Navy Medical Assistants to study while working. Anglia Ruskin already provides courses for the RAF and for the Army.
Suparna Ghose, Principal Consultant – Strategy and Partnerships at Degrees at Work, said:
Surg Capt Mike Howell, Royal Navy Medical Officer in Charge at the Institute of Naval Medicine, said: