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HEE Chief Executive invites students to consider a career in the NHS

AS thousands of students receive their A-level results today, Health Education England's Chief Executive Navina Evans is encouraging them to consider choosing from more than 350 NHS career routes. Congratulations to those who have received their A-levels results today and are now moving towards a career in the NHS. If are undecided on your next steps, it's never too late to think about a role or course within the Health and Social Care service. NHS Health Careers are on hand to provide resources and support to help students prepare for their next step towards an NHS career. HEE wants to assure students that it is not too late to apply for an NHS career, as there are a range of clinical and non-clinical NHS routes available to them:-

Students can still apply for a University course using UCAS Clearing.

NHS apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

NHS Volunteering opportunities are a fantastic way to expand work experience, learn more about working for the Health and Social Care sector and help prepare students for any future roles within the NHS.

Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health Education England said:- "No matter what your results are today, I want to congratulate everyone on completing their studies. The last 2 years have been particularly hard on students, which is why you should all be immensely proud of yourselves. Try not to panic if you did not get the results you were expecting; with over 1.3 million employees working in the NHS, every individual comes from a different background with a range of valuable skills and experiences. I am incredibly honoured to be part of a multi-professional organisation, no matter what your interests or aspirations are, we've got just the role for you."

HEE encourages all students to visit our NHS Careers website, where they can access NHS application and interview tips, identify their transferable skills and find the NHS career that best suit them through our careers quiz. Contact the NHS Health Careers by calling:- 03456060655 or email:- Advice@HealthCareers.NHS.UK.

Students Celebrate A-level Success at Hugh Baird College

STUDENTS and staff at Hugh Baird College's 6th Form Centre are celebrating yet another set of impressive A-level results. For the 1st time since the Coronavirus Pandemic, students were able to sit their A-level and BTEC examinations this summer and today find out their long awaited results. Students based at the College's 6th Form Centre, in Litherland, are now celebrating having completed their time at the College and are looking forward to their next steps, be that University, apprenticeship or employment.

Joe Poole, Assistant Principal at Hugh Baird College, said:- "We are incredibly proud of this group of students. They've had a tough couple of years, but they have stuck at it and have been rewarded today. Young people often hear that they are not resilient, but this definitely isn't the case with this group of students. After all their hard work, effort and determination, it's great to see so many happy and smiling faces today. Many of our students have achieved outstanding results and they are moving on to an exciting next chapter of their life. Whatever their destination, we are confident that they have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in whatever they do. From everybody at Hugh Baird College, we wish our students the very best of luck for the future."

Due to the excellent results achieved, many students will now be progressing onto study higher education at some of the most prestigious universities including:- University of Liverpool and Lancaster University. Alternatively, some students are progressing onto degree level apprenticeships or full time employment.

Emily Watts, A-level Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science student, said:- "I'm so proud of myself for what I have achieved today; it is beyond what I imagined. When I opened my results I couldn't quite believe it. Today I got A*, A*, A meaning that I will be going on to study Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. I have had an amazing few years at Hugh Baird College and I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of me and ultimately helped me achieve this goal. The tutors here really are the best; I will miss everyone but I am ready for the challenge of University."

Blake Jones, A-level English Literature, Psychology and Art student said:- "Being a part of Hugh Baird College, is like being part of a massive family. Everyone is so supportive. My tutors have been incredible over the last few years and I am thankful to everyone for helping me achieve such amazing results. Today I achieved 2 A's and an A* and will be going on to study English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Hugh Baird College has given confidence and belief in myself and I look forward to what the next chapter holds."

Sophie Schofield, A-level Psychology, Sociology and Criminology Applied Diploma student, said:- "I am absolutely thrilled with my results today; I've achieved A*, A, B. None of this would have been possible without the support and belief of my tutors and everyone here at Hugh Baird College. The last few years have been hard at times but I am lucky to have been surrounded with amazing tutors and a great group of friends. I am now hoping to Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. A massive thanks to everyone at Hugh Baird College."

For more information on A-level courses at Hugh Baird College, please visit:- HughBaird.AC.UK/A-Levels or to apply to join for September, please visit:- HughBaird.AC.UK/Application-Alevel or alternatively call:- 01513534444.

Hop aboard the 'Living Well' bus for a jab and a health check

SEFTON residents will be able to get their 1st, 2nd or initial booster Covid19 vaccine and a free holistic health check as the:- 'Living Well' bus stops at Netherton Activity Centre, on Tuesday, 23 August 2022. The bus will be parked outside the centre on Glovers Lane from 10:30am to 4pm and there is no need to book, so residents can simply turn up throughout the day to take advantage of the onboard clinic. Free health checks are available for residents aged 18 and over, which include:- a pulse check and blood pressure check, cholesterol and blood glucose check and a BMI check.

Covid19 vaccines will be available for anyone who has not yet been vaccinated or who has missed their 2nd jab or1st booster dose. The autumn booster is not yet available. Eligible residents who are immunosuppressed who have not yet had their spring booster can also come along to get vaccinated, and vaccines for children aged 5 years and older will also be available.

Jan Leanord, primary care lead for Sefton at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside said:- "This is a great opportunity for residents to get any Covid19 vaccines they might have missed and a free health check, without the need to book ahead. People can simply pop in throughout the day, whether you're on a day out with the kids or shopping with a friend. Health checks are designed to spot early signs of serious conditions and diseases and to maintain or improve your health. The test doesn't take long and could have a lasting impact, so we'd encourage you to take up the offer. With the number of Covid19 cases in the area remaining high we would also urge anyone who has missed a vaccine to come forwards for it."

You can find out more about the Covid19 vaccine, who is eligible, and to book an appointment online or find other walk-in vaccination sites on the NHS website.

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