A unique careers event for school children looking to choose their options takes place at Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull on 17 September 2015.
A day in the life is aimed at giving 120 year 9 students, of all academic ability from three schools in Hull and the East Riding the opportunity to explore the variety of career prospects there are within the NHS and gather information about what roles would suit them.
It will be held at the Clinical Skills Centre, where the students will follow a patient journey from initial ambulance call out, to care in the community, a hospital admission with surgery then back home with support from a range of healthcare workers. This will give them a deeper understanding of the different roles and responsibilities within the NHS then the youngsters will explore a replica operating theatre and get hands-on with a hi-tech simulation mannequin.
Experienced careers staff will be at the event to help the children discuss their options and point them in the right direction of the most appropriate qualifications to suit them.
Dr Craig Dobson, Local GP and Medical Advisor to NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “The NHS is facing a national shortfall in terms of the number of professionally qualified health care professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to talk to young people who are choosing their options and deciding what career they want to embark upon. The aim is to plant the seed and encourage these young people to choose a career in the NHS.”
Emma Latimer, NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer said: “It’s incredibly important that we engage with, and encourage, young people in our city to look at career opportunities within the NHS. I know we tend to think of ‘Doctors and Nurses’ when it comes to careers in healthcare, but the reality is that there are lots of opportunities. We’re excited to be involved in the event and to be able to inspire the next generation.”
City Health Care Partnership CIC’s chief executive Andrew Burnell said, “We are really excited to be taking part in this innovative and interactive event. It’ll give young people the chance to understand what happens to someone from calling an ambulance and through a stay in hospital to being cared for at home and all the different healthcare professionals who will have a hand in looking after them. I hope it will show the students what kinds of opportunities are out there if they want to pursue a career in health care.”
Simon Nearney, Director of Workforce at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says: “There is such a wide variety of job roles within the NHS, and the ‘Day in the Life’ event gives us a real opportunity to showcase these to local students and hopefully inspire them on to successful and rewarding healthcare careers.
“It’s really important that we nurture the talent we already have here in Hull and East Yorkshire, as this will help us to continue providing the high quality care which local people expect and deserve for years to come.”