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Summer school inspires health and social care experts of the future


Student nurse examining the arm of another student nurse.

Young people are being given the opportunity to test out a range of careers in health and social care at the University of Bradford.

The new summer school, which is running Monday 8 – Friday 12 July, is providing year 10 and 11 students a chance to try out practical skills. They’ll also talk with inspiring local professionals about their work and meet with service users and carers to discuss their health and care experiences, including what is important to them from the health professionals and social care staff.

The summer school has been commissioned Bradford Districts CCG  and is part of the Industrial Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care (CE:HSC) developed in partnership between Bradford Council, local NHS Trusts, social care providers, schools, colleges and the University.

The sessions combine inspirational talks with professionally led practical sessions by University staff as well as colleagues from local health and social care services such as: occupational therapy, paramedic sciences, radiography, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, pharmacy, social work, speech and language therapy, dietetics and podiatry.

Dr Anita Sargeant, Director of the Health and Social Care Summer School, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Summer School which we hope will be a fun week that provides useful insight into the wide range of career options that are possible and increasing awareness of professional life working with service users and carers as well as finding out about University life. The young people joining us this week are our future. ”

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