Lincolnshire hospitals trust wants to inspire next generation of health professionals at skills show

Grantham Hospital
Grantham Hospital

Members of staff from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) are attending a countywide careers and recruitment fair to inspire the next generation of nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists and other NHS staff will be at The Greater Lincolnshire Skills Show at Butlins, Skegness, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 and 18.

It’s the county’s largest skills and careers event and is expected to attract 4,000 visitors. There will be hands-on experiences to inspire young people and adults to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.

The event is aimed at year 9 students (age 13 and above) up to adults of all ages looking for information on training, employment and volunteering.

ULHT will be within the health, social and care area, offering information and activities on ten different areas of work within the NHS.

People who come along will be able to learn practical skills about resuscitation, taking clinical observations and using the latest technology to monitor patient care.

We will have a mobile x-ray machine and demonstrations with ultrasound scanners. You can take part in nutrition testing and techniques used by physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Claire Flavell, Apprenticeship Manager said “We encourage everyone considering a career in the NHS to come to see us at the skills event in Skegness. We will be welcoming people of all ages, from students to adults thinking about choosing a career in the health sector. We are also actively recruiting to our hospitals so encourage individuals perhaps thinking about returning to nursing, or entering healthcare professions to come along to find out more.”