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NHS Jobs Live

NHS Jobs Live

NHS Jobs LIVE is a live streamed event that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about the different job roles within the NHS.

This live broadcast will feature the following;

Allied Health Professionals

Allied health professionals provide treatment and help rehabilitate adults and children who are ill, have disabilities or special needs, to live life as fully as possible. During this broadcast you will find out about the range of roles including art and drama therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, radiography and speech and language therapy.


Nurses work in every sort of health setting from accident and emergency to working in the community, in patients’ homes or schools, with people of all ages and backgrounds. This broadcast will explain the varied role of nursing, the careers pathways available and the new apprenticeship route.

Mental Health

This broadcast will outline the variety of practitioners who provide mental health support including support workers, nurses and counsellors. It will outline the careers and pathways available.

Social Care

As we move to providing an integrated approach to care with both health and social care professionals working together, this broadcast will focus on social care and Reablement Assistants who provide support to individuals that have just left hospital or need short term care.


There are many different ‘specialities’ within medicine, ranging from psychiatry, surgery, anaesthesia and pathology through to general practice and obstetrics. This broadcast will outline the skills and training required to become a doctor.

Graduate Management Programme

The NHS graduate management scheme is a two year programme after university that enables students to develop careers in general management, health analysis, informatics, HR, finance and strategy. Find out about roles undertaken by existing graduates in this broadcast and how to develop a career in these fields.

Ambulance Service

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is part of the National Health Service (NHS). We respond to 999 calls from the public, urgent calls from healthcare professionals, provide NHS 111 services across the region. This live event is focused on the role of a paramedic and the new apprenticeship pathway.


The live chat is open next to the video player so feel free to leave a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the  panel members.


  • Verity Barton

    Widening Participation Lead, Allied Health Professionals

    Awaiting Bio.

  • Sarah Branch

    Oncology Matron, Nursing

    My name is Sarah Branch I am the Oncology matron at the Royal Surrey county Hospital.

    The reason I wanted to become a nurse is because I looked after my Grandmother when I was 15 before she went to a nursing home. I knew I wouldn’t have been someone to sit at a desk all day and I liked making people feel comfortable and seeing them well looked after and cared for. I like interacting with people and making what can be a very scary situation less frightening.

    I first started my nurse training at the university of Surrey in 2002. Before I started Uni I went to Guildford College and did an AVCE in Health and social care. This allowed me to get the qualification to get into University but it also gave me experience in hospitals and within the public sector to ensure that I made the correct decision for my career.

  • Tracey Croft

    Lead & Practice Development ENP, Nursing

    I have always had a passion for emergency nursing since my qualification in 2002. I am motivated and have continued to develop myself personally and professionally, building on knowledge and experience; completing a BSc Hons in Emergency Care. My career has encompassed cardiac and orthopaedic specialities as well as emergency nursing. I found myself enjoying teaching and supporting students and new staff members, leading by example and using evidence based care. I am now in a practice development role, which enables me to use my listening skills and support the staff more effectively.

  • Dr Anita Green

    Associate Director of Nurse Education, Mental Health

    Awaiting Bio.

  • Lucy Locks

    Director of Occupational Therapy, Mental Health

    Awaiting Bio.

  • To be confirmed

    Social care

    Awaiting Bio.

  • To be confirmed


    Awaiting Bio.

  • Alastair Boothroyd

    Graduate Management programme

    Awaiting Bio.

  • Mark Wheeler

    Clinical Simulation Technician, Ambulance Service

    In April 2000 following completing a BTEC National Diploma in Public Services, I joined Surrey Ambulance Service as a 999 Call Operator in the Emergency Operations Centre.  After a short time, I was promoted to Resource Dispatcher (responsible for sending the ambulance’s), within 18 months and continued in this role for 7 yrs.  During this time, I would also take on the role of Duty Supervisor, meaning that I would be in charge of that shift.  During this time, Surrey Ambulance Service along with Sussex and Kent Ambulance Services, joined to create South East Coast Ambulance Service.

    In 2008, I decided that it was time for a change.  I wanted to be able to do more, rather than just send an ambulance. I wanted to be there actually helping, so I trained as Trainee Emergency Medical Technician.  After my first year, I qualified as an EMT.  In this period, I have experienced many different and sometimes difficult situations.  Also some very rewarding situations, like where I have even been able to help deliver my own children through this training.

    For the past 18 months, I have ventured into a new side of the ambulance service.  I am now supporting the development of simulation training within the ambulance service.  Although, simulation has been used within the NHS for a number of years, It is a new venture for ambulance service, not just in South East Coast, but to all Ambulance trust.  Hoping this will help not only training new staff, but current staff as well, but offering refresher sessions, and making it as realistic as possible.

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