Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has been awarded University Trust status from Keele University in a move that will help patients, students and colleagues in local communities.

The newly named Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust will continue to provide high quality evidence-based care while building on its strategic links with Keele University to enhance collaborative research, education and training.

The announcement is a continuation of the Trust’s long-term programme to build on research partnerships to drive innovation and will further help us develop new treatments and practices more quickly, as well as supporting development of its future workforce.