Dr Jacob Saranga talks about UoN students and staff joining front line NHS workers.
Written by Robert Mullane on April 23, 2020
NLive station manager Martin Steers continued his series of interviews with senior members of the University of Northampton yesterday, speaking to Dr Jacob Saranga Dean- Faculty of Health, Education and Society about teaching clinical skills from home, and staff and students joining the front line.
Dr Saranga and The University of Northampton are closely linked with the wider NHS through nursing and healthcare courses and Dr Saranga thanked those workers keeping the country safe, “the NHS staff and all the key workers across the country, and not just our own but everywhere else that are doing a fantastic remarkable job in holding the frontline and dealing with those patients on the day to day”.
Dr Saranga also spoke about deploying health students in the last six months of their degrees into the NHS, “we’ve deployed, in the first wave around 150 to 160 third-year students and as the time goes by on a day to day basis the number of them employed by the trust is changing so currently we have about 30 to 40 students who’ve secured a post within the trust”.