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Links, documents and information to help learners plan their career

There are a host of web sites and directories available for you to find out more about the job roles available in the NHS as well as tools and resources to support you in talking to the learners you support about the options available to them, the benefits and how to achieve their goals. Here are a few we think might interest you as an education and training professional.

If you have resources that you think it would be worth us listing here then we'd love to hear about them, visit our contact section to find out how you can get in touch with us.



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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Video Role Profiles

The Careers Hub have worked in partnership with local schools and our partner organisations to create video interviews of NHS staff from around Greater Manchester. The link below will take you to a list of the profiles we have that have videos attached to them, most of which were produced by local school students.

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Working together for Patients

This short video produced by Future Learn and Health Education England gives a brief insight into the number of staff involved in a visit to hospital for just one patient. It's a good introduction to the vast resources that the NHS provides for patients and the wide array of different professionals involved.

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