The partnership will look at the potential for future research links and joint projects as well as focusing on student recruitment, placements, joint staff appointments and exchanges, apprenticeships and ongoing continuous professional development.
A five-year strategic plan will now be developed and worked on.
Professor Sultan Mahmud, Director of Innovation, Integration and Research at RWT, said: “Collaborative working is the future for healthcare and I am delighted to be signing this partnership to cement the relationship.
“This agreement provides a framework for collaborations between the two organisations across education, research and innovation over five years.
“We are immensely proud of the growing partnership and we hope that many more patients and staff can benefit from our joint working.”
Professor Ieuan Ellis, Pro Vice Chancellor at Staffordshire University, said: “As a modern, digitally-leading and regionally connected university, Staffordshire has a long track-record of working in close partnerships with the NHS to develop and support the current and future workforce, and to promote innovation through research-informed service transformation and developments to improve patient care.
“We are delighted to formalise our collaboration with RWT to deliver improved outcomes for service users.”
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust also signed the same agreement with Wolverhampton University last year.