West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed Edge Hill University’s successful bid to the General Medical Council (GMC) for recognition of plans to open a new Medical School at the Ormskirk site.

MP Rosie fully endorsed the application by lobbying for and writing in support back in November at the time of submission.

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Rosie Cooper MP said:
“I am delighted for Edge Hill University that their success is being recognised by the General Medical Council and will now open a Medical School here in West Lancashire.

“Having supported the bid, I believe it will help to address local healthcare challenges and workforce shortages in the health sector.

“The provision of medical education in West Lancashire will allow local young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups, to study medicine which will benefit our local hospitals.

“Edge Hill University already has an excellent track record in delivering healthcare education and I fully support their plans to expand in this area and their commitment to making a positive contribution in meeting the health needs of local communities.”

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