Students receive health masterclass

Staff at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have met Berwick Academy sixth-form students to share their passion for the NHS.

By Ian Smith
Friday, 29 March, 2019, 10:21
Staff give students a taste of their work.

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.

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.”

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Berwick Academy was one of 10 schools across Northumberland and North Tyneside which took part.

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).