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Powering the NHS

Alliance universities are integral to powering the NHS’s future at a time in our nation’s history when we have perhaps never needed it more.

Our members are educating the next generation of hospital staff and ensuring the continued pipeline of doctors, nurses and other health allied professions, all whilst our laboratories test new treatments and make research breakthroughs that save lives every day.

We are the training ground for the NHS staff who form the bedrock of our world-class health provision, a relationship that has continued and even grown through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Alliance universities train a quarter of all nursing and midwifery students in England and Wales.