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primaryfuturesDecember 7 2015

GPs, hospital doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are volunteering to take part in a new scheme raising awareness among school children of science-based professions.

The Primary Futures ‘Who’s In Health?’ programme has been launched in Scotland to help young children understand how people in the health sector use literacy, maths and science and why these subjects matter. It is a free initiative for state primary schools run by the Education and Employers charity in partnership with the Medical Schools Council.

Volunteers from the healthcare sector are encouraged to visit primary schools and chat informally to children about their jobs. “This is to help the children (aged 7–11) see the relevance of what they are learning - especially in science, mathematics and English - and to broaden and raise their future aspirations,” said the Scottish Government.

Nick Chambers, Director of Employers and Education, commented:

“Many children see certain areas of health, such as medicine, as not an option for them, either because they don’t know anything about it or because they believe that such futures are for other, perhaps more privileged people. ‘Who’s In Health?’ inspires children and help them see the relevance of what they are learning, to careers in healthcare.”

Although the scheme is aimed at pupils aged 7-11, it is not necessary to have experience of outreach work with young people, said Mr Chambers. “Signing up only takes a few minutes and from there you will be put in contact with primary schools.”

Volunteers and schools can register their interest via the free online service - Primary Futures.

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The Scottish Government has also published the latest NHS workforce figures saying:

“The number of medical and dental consultants, including consultant grade directors, in post saw an annual increase of 2.6%%, bringing the total number of WTE consultants working in Scotland NHS to 5,101.4.”

Links:

Primary Futures Who’s In Health announcement

Primary Futures

Scottish Government NHS workforce announcement

 

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