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Masterclass gives students insight into health careers

Friday, 22 March, 2019
Masterclass gives students insight into health careers

Leading healthcare professionals at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have met more than 30 sixth-form students from across Northumberland and North Tyneside to share their passion for the NHS.

Ahead of Healthcare Science Week, students were given the opportunity to get a taste for professions including surgery, physiotherapy and occupational health and take part in 11 activities giving them well-rounded information which will help shape their decisions when choosing universities, apprenticeships and subjects to study.

Specialist staff from Northumbria Healthcare gave interactive talks to students from more than 10 schools including Monkseaton High School, Prudhoe High School, Berwick Academy, King Edward VI School Morpeth and Cramlington Learning Village.

Theatre Sister Lynne Murphy said: “The NHS can be quite a complex organisation to navigate and as a young person looking to pursue a career in healthcare this can be quite daunting.

“These masterclasses really help students understand the different career options open to them. Not only are these events beneficial to students, but they also give staff the chance to impart knowledge on topics they are passionate about. Seeing the students get involved and learn about the different opportunities within the NHS is so rewarding and we could even be looking at the faces of our future workforce.”

Due to the popularity and success of these events, Northumbria Healthcare will be running another two in the coming months.

To find out more, or if your school is interested in attending either of these events, contact the trust’s learning and development department on 0191 203 1415 (option 1).

Notes to editors: Full list of schools involved: Royal Grammar School, Monkseaton High School, Queen Elizabeth High School, St. Thomas Moore Catholic School, Prudhoe High School, Berwick Academy, Cramlington Learning Village, Ashington Academy, Astley Community High School, Duke’s Secondary School NCEA, Dame Allan’s Girl School, Westfield School, King Edward VI School, Burnside Collage.

Media contact:

Jaclyn Curry – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

0191 203 1654 / 07833 046680