16-06-2015: New Hull Medical, Health and Social Care Academy


NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responding to the current national and local recruitment crisis in a number of ground breaking and innovative ways.

By teaming up with local education providers, NHS Hull CCG is building effective workforce strategies for the future. One of the most exciting new partnerships is with St Mary’s College, the city’s leading 6th form provider.

On Wednesday 1st July NHS Hull CCG and St Mary's College will launch the Hull Medical, Health & Social Care Academy.

Interested students, and their families, are invited to attend the event on Wednesday 1st July, 6pm - 8pm at St Mary's College. 

The Academy is specifically for students aged 16-19 who are interested in pursuing a career in the NHS. It will support student pathways across the broad and diverse range of NHS careers such as medicine, nursing, allied health and social care and direct patient carers.

The Academy will help students to select the right educational qualifications and also provide essential work experience and industry enrichment, delivered by NHS Partners, to prepare them for the workplace or further studies.

Emma Latimer, Chief Officer of NHS Hull CCG and lead sponsor for the Hull 2020 programme said: “We are really excited to partner with St Mary’s College to help its Sixth Form establish one of the first academies of its kind in the UK, as part of the Hull 2020 programme. Hull Medical, Health and Social Care Academy’s enhanced programme will help our next generation develop the skills and experience needed to secure fulfilling careers in health and social care.”

“We know that there is a national shortage of skilled people in all types of roles in the NHS - with some organisations having to recruit outside the region or overseas. We believe that there are many young people in Hull who could fill these key roles. We want to keep talented young people in our city, delivering much-needed services for our local population.”

Ged Fitzpatrick, Head Teacher at St Mary’s College said; “We are thrilled to be involved with this innovative partnership with NHS Hull CCG. The programme is of the highest quality to ensure that Academy students succeed in their ambitions to join the NHS.”

Hull Medical, Health and Social Care Academy is a citywide project that has strong backing from across the NHS, Social Care and Emergency Service sectors. Key partners include: Hull 2020, City Health Care Partnership CIC, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Healthwatch, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service, Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

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