In a bid to boost recruitment for the next generation of NHS staff, health and education organisations from across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire came together last week to deliver ‘A Day in the Life of the NHS’ for the third year in a row.
A Day in the Life of the NHS, which first took place in 2015, has been created to showcase the wide range and variety of careers available in the NHS, showing students that there are more roles than just doctors and nurses.
Following the success of 2015 and 2016, this year’s event was once again held at Hull Royal Infirmary, but for the first time took place over two days. This allowed over 100 year 8 students from six different schools across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire to take part, making it the biggest to date.
Students enjoyed a wide range of scenarios which saw them pull on scrubs and step inside a simulated operating theatre, experience a busy ward, discover what health services look like in prisons and look at how mental health and illness affects people of different ages, along with the treatment options and health professionals involved in their care.
A Day in the Life of the NHS was this year organised and supported by East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, Hull CCG, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, City Health Care Partnership CIC, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, University of Hull, Hull City Council, Hull College and East Riding College.