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Links, documents and information to help you engage with learners

Engaging with young people around careers can be a fulfilling and enjoyable activity, but can also be daunting if you've not done it before. Below are a number of resources we think you might find useful when undertaking engagement which might give you some ideas or useful formats for the work you're doing

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Barbara's Story

This fantastic video produced by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust gives a powerful insight into the experience of a patient who is suffering from dementia and going for a hospital visit. This video is a great way to introduce learners to the concept of patient perspective and experience as well as to challenge them to think about the values required from good health & social care professionals.

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Barbara's Story (short version)

This fantastic video produced by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust gives a powerful insight into the experience of a patient who is suffering from dementia and going for a hospital visit. This video is a great way to introduce learners to the concept of patient perspective and experience as well as to challenge them to think about the values required from good health & social care professionals.

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Benefits of working in the NHS Video

This short video by Step Into the NHS is a great introduction to some of the benefits of working for the NHS and works well in presentations or lessons where NHS careers are being discussed.

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

This video from the Cleveland Clinic in the United States gives a great introduction to the different feelings and perspectives of patients and staff in a healthcare setting. This is a useful video to get learners thinking about the complexity of interactions in healthcare settings and the need to think about what others might be going through.

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Health Careers Video Library

The team at Health Careers have produced a whole host of videos showcasing a wide variety of roles in the NHS. These are great for breaking up presentations and helping learners to identify with the roles available.

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Heath Careers - Patient Journey

Developed by Health Education England in the North East, ‘A patient journey’ is a toolkit that can be used across the curriculum at key stages three and four. By exploring the range of NHS roles that help patients in their care, the easy-to-use toolkit provides teachers with everything they need to deliver informative lessons with confidence. Accompanying the resources are 18 films, each exploring a different role in health.

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Step into the NHS - short videos

There are a number of short videos available, approximately 1-2 minutes long connected to job roles within the NHS, covering diversity, caring, apprenticeships and much more. Great to use during a presentation to break up the power point and keep the audience engaged.

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