Health Committee visits College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
14 October 2016
Cardiff University recently welcomed the National Assembly for Wales’s Health, Social Care and Sport committee on a visit to its College of Biomedical and Life Sciences as a part of their inquiry into medical recruitment.
The Assembly Members in attendance were welcomed by the Professor Dylan Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, before they were taken on a tour of the College’s facilities.
The tour included a visit of the simulation and skills suite within the School of Medicine, where the AMs were shown how to use the appliances under demonstrations led by some of the University’s medical students. AMs were also given a tour of other elements of the College including Nursing, Midwifery and Occupational Health.
The tour concluded with a discussion on inter-professional education hosted by both Dr Stephen Riley (Dean of Medical Education) and Elizabeth Evans (Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy).
Speaking after the visit, Dr Stephen Riley, Dean of Medical Education said: “We were delighted to host the prestigious Health, Social Care and Sport Committee at the College recently.
"It was very encouraging to see AMs engage with our work and learn more about how we teach the doctors, nurses and health professionals of tomorrow. It is our hope that this visit will help them with their inquiry into medical recruitment.”
Chair of the National Assembly Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Dr Dai Lloyd AM added: “The Committee was very pleased to visit Cardiff University’s College of Biomedical and Life Sciences to see the work being done to train new medical professionals, including some of the facilities on offer as part of this.
"The visit was very timely, as we have recently launched a short inquiry into medical recruitment, so we were particularly pleased to have the opportunity to discuss with medical students the factors that may influence their decision to undertake training in Wales and pursue careers here once qualified.”