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Health Careers Sector Lecture

17th May 2017-2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Free event for Careers Advisers and Teachers

Presentation led by Alan Simmons, careers specialist with Health Careers at Health Education England with Leanne Chaney, Apprenticeship Lead, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

How up to date is your knowledge of the breadth of careers available in the health sector?

We live in a changing world when it comes to our health. People are living longer – many with long-term and multiple health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. There are huge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. And there are a variety of organisations delivering healthcare across the country.

What impact are the changes having on career opportunities? Are routes in changing? Are you aware of the increase in training commissions for physician associates, paramedics, adult nurses and GPs for example?  Leanne Chaney will give us an insight into the growth of NHS Apprenticeships.

50.6% of NHS employees are professionally qualified clinical staff, but what about other roles in the sector? What about NHS financial support for students on clinical courses?

In this session, you will be invited to find out more about careers in an ever-changing landscape, (through some audience participation as well as more formal input) and hear about the latest resources available from Health Careers including the Health Careers website.

Alan Simmons, careers specialist with Health Careers at Health Education England, will present this session. Alan is a qualified and experienced careers adviser who’s been working with NHS/Health Careers for more than 16 years. He previously worked in various iterations of careers services in the Avon, Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas, providing services to employers and training providers as well as to clients of all ages including those in the secondary, further and higher education sectors.

You can follow him on Twitter @Alan_Simmons

90% of respondents at last years NHS career sector lecture said it was excellent or very good.

Comments included:

“This was one of the best careers information sessions I have attended.”

“The speaker was very knowledgeable and gave a great update of the careers in the NHS and pathways into these careers.”


17th May 2017
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Central Careers Hub


Ort House Conference Centre
Ort House Conference Centre,
London, NW1 7NE United Kingdom
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