First Community supports the NHS call on A-level students to join the NHS

Published on 15/08/2019

As nearly half a million students get their A-level results today, NHS leaders and health care providers across the UK are calling on young people to consider a career in nursing.

The NHS has worked with universities to offer more than 7,000 extra nursing places in higher education from this September, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to build a workforce for the future of the health service, supported by its successful ‘We are the NHS recruitment campaign’.

First Community Health and Care, Chief Nurse Liz Mouland said “The NHS is a first class employer with a huge range of career options available and ones you might not have considered before; as well as nursing, a career in the NHS can then lead to roles including psychiatrist, lab technician, physio, paramedic, scientist, GP, surgeon, anaesthetist and over 300 more clinical and non-clinical professions.   I am extremely proud to be a nurse and encourage all students to consider nursing when making their career choices. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1987 working as a community nurse since 1993 and I am inspired every day by the actions, dedication and commitment of my colleagues to their profession and to see the positive impact and outcomes they make for our patients, families and community”.

The NHS is one of the top ten employers in the world, offering around 350 roles, employing more than 1.3 million people, and caring for around one million patients every day.   First Community Health and Care is proud to be a local NHS service provider and encourages all students to consider a career in the NHS or one of the many and varied roles the health sector can offer.  First Community Health and Care is rated Outstanding by the Quality Care Commission, and has a range of opportunities available