STEMTECH Careers Event

The careers event was held to showcase career opportunities in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM subjects). The event provided an opportunity to showcase NHS careers in STEM subjects and in particular Apprenticeship opportunities that are being currently advertised in Pharmacy, Healthcare Science, the Ambulance service and Dental Nursing. Opportunities in all these disciplines will be advertised in the next few weeks and the majority of these Apprenticeships are planned to start September 2015.

Workforce for the Future: Portfolio Careers to Address Workforce Gaps

Welcome to this first edition of the stakeholder briefing for this project.This edition will introduce the project and the project team, and will be followed bi-monthly with an update on progress.This project is a piece of research to find ways of creating portfolio careers across the Lancashire health and social care economy that will help us to address existing and predicted workforce gaps.We want to encourage people to positively choose this area to work in, offer interesting and imaginative opportunities for staff and to provide the support needed to retain skills and capability locally

North West Healthcare Science Trainee Network Board (NW HCS TNB) resources

The North West Healthcare Science Trainee Network Board (NW HCS TNB) was set up in the summer of 2013 by Helen Liggett (Northwest Healthcare Science Workforce Lead), Nick Fowler-Johnson (North West Modernising Scientific Careers Programme Lead) and Tiffany Daniels (STP Trainee in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics) to develop the trainee arm of the North West Healthcare Science Network (www.nwhcs.nhs.uk).

North West Workforce Modernisation Dashboard: Factsheet

The Workforce Modernisation Dashboard pulls together data on the commissioning and development of new roles; mainly Assistant Practitioners, Associate Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners, with some supplementary information on apprentices and on Consultant Practitioners.This data is displayed in a graphical dashboard, updated quarterly. The dashboard has views by organisation, by county, by region, and an aggregate view across the North West. It is also be possible to compare organisational profiles. 

Inspirational Story: Healthcare Apprenticeships in GP practices

Primary Care. As many people’s first point of contact with the NHS, around 90% of patient interaction is with primary care services. In Yorkshire and the Humber there are circa 800 GP practices. As well as doctor and nurse provision these practices are increasing the numbers of Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) they are employing. Read Kira's inspirational story providing a valuable role working in General Practice and the Primary Care Team.