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Explore Careers in Health & Social Care

As the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world healthcare professionals came even more to the forefront for selflessly helping those in need while everyone else was instructed to stay at home to stay safe. Healthcare workers in most areas are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and are currently being vaccinated against the virus.

Employment opportunities can be grouped into:

  • allied health (e.g. physiotherapy, radiography, and occupational therapy)
  • ambulance services
  • complementary therapies
  • dentistry
  • health informatics
  • health promotion
  • healthcare administration and management
  • healthcare science (e.g. clinical engineering, biomedical science, and pathology)
  • medical equipment sales
  • medicine (e.g. doctors, surgeons, and GPs)
  • medical research
  • midwifery
  • nursing
  • nutrition and diet
  • optometry and opticians
  • pharmacy
  • psychological therapies.

You could work in the National Health Service (NHS), private healthcare or private/non-profit organisations in a range of settings including:

  • care homes or hospices
  • community healthcare (e.g. doctors’ surgeries, dental surgeries, health clinics)
  • hospitals
  • medical laboratories
  • people’s homes.

Adele Thornburn – NHS

Shelley Perry – Founder And Ceo Of SEED/BREATHE Lancashire

Sophie Webster – Dentist

Zonya Jeffrey – Bio Medical Scientist

Dr Lewis Turner – CEO of Lancashire LGBT

Georgia Hackett – Engagement Work for Healthwatch Lancashire

Hannah Gregan – Volunteer Coordinator for We Are With You

Kieran Davies – Business Manager for LCC Public Services Reform Hub

Hayley Ranicar – Team Manager for Barnardos

Debbie Cross – The Children’s Society

Rebecca Davies – Home Care Manager

Tania Cockroft – Community Education Sexual Health NHS Blackpool Lead

Rebecca Worthington – Founder of TEAMReb

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