A LEADING figure from the national charity which supports people as they become parents has praised the University of Worcester’s vision in building the health and education workforce of the future.
Angela McConville, chief executive of NCT (National Childbirth Trust), who visited with Cathy Finlay, Head of Education at NCT, said she had found their visit to the University of Worcester ‘inspiring’.
The visit included a chance to see the University’s health simulation facilities and the newly opened Elizabeth Garrett Anderson building for health and medical education, which is home to the University’s Three Counties Medical School.
The tour was given by University Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green.
Ms McConville, who was visiting the University for the first time, said: “I found this visit really inspiring. I really enjoyed seeing the clinical skills rooms, and I could see how impressive that would be for our NCT Doula students.
“At NCT we believe that parents help build the foundations of the future, and David [Green, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University] and his team share that same conviction; that health and support in early years builds strong societal foundations.”
NCT is a national charity that supports parents through pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and into early parenthood, providing courses and classes, as well as many free to access services.
It has had a partnership with the University since 2012, running the only university-accredited qualification in parenting education.