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St Bartholomew's inspires the next generation

Health Care Careers Conference 2023, students watch a demonstration

The future of healthcare is in good hands thanks to a partnership between St Bartholomew’s Hospital and one of the City of London’s ancient livery companies.

Earlier this month, over 100 A-level students from across England attended the Health Careers Conference, a two day event organised by the Hospital and the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, a merchant guild founded in 1448 which now operates an educational foundation.

The year 12 students – who had each expressed an interest in a healthcare career – were treated to a number of workshops led by NHS professionals including intensive care consultant Segun Olusanya who gave a talk on medical ethics.

Other speakers included a physiotherapist, cardiac physiologist, nurse and a GP.

As well as talks within Haberdashers' Hall, there were behind-the-scences tours of our hospital wards and departments, and an opportunity to practice their skills on life-like mannequins.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital’s chief registrar, Dr Arvind Singal, who helped to organise the event, said it was about “inspiring the next generation.”

Medical director Andrew Wragg said: “The feedback has been excellent and we hope to re-run the course in partnership with local schools in east London.”

Last week's conference was part of Haberdashers’ Futures - a career mentoring programme run by the Haberdashers’ Company for pupils at its family of schools. It is supported by the Monmouth Enterprise Initiative.

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Student practices a procedure at the Health Careers Conference

Students listen to a demonstration from an NHS staff member as part of the Health Careers Conference

Student demonstration at the Health Careers Conference

Students listen to a talk as part of the Health Careers Conference

Students listen to a talk as part of the Health Careers Conference

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