As a major source of London's health and social care professionals the Faculty is a key stakeholder with NHS London and many of its partner Trusts and Social Service Departments across London and the South East. It actively identifies and analyses local and national NHS and social care workforce/service improvement requirements.
"Our primary focus is on our students. Our mission is to provide them with a rich and diverse range of academic programmes, underpinned and informed by relevant research. We will do this within a supportive environment which celebrates the diversity of our community and which enables our students to develop both academically and personally during their University careers."
A 10-year NHS review forecasts there's a need for change in the workforce profile to ensure NHS and local social care packages can be delivered effectively. To ensure this LSBU is investing in developing new foundation degree and post-qualifying programmes and diversifying others to bring the focus on new service improvement imperatives.The nature and volume of our work is, in the main, regulated by a market demand that is determined by the NHS and associated social care agencies, through annual contractual review and contract negotiation procedures. Eighty percent of our students are recruited from NHS contracts and are jointly positioned as co-employees with the NHS.
To retain its position the Faculty occupies a stable position with its core health contracts. We are required to meet NHS student recruitment targets, uphold quality standards and demonstrate curriculum innovations. To date the Faculty has achieved consistently well across its contracts. Competition for research in London is significant and so have been our achievements in recent years in key areas such as primary care and the allied health sciences.