News Release

UPDATED: 6TH JULY 2021 13:00 UTC
STATUS: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THIS JULY, HEALTH CAREERS LIVE RETURNS WITH THE AWARD-WINNING VIRTUAL HEALTH CAREERS CONFERENCE

This July, Health Careers Live returns with the Award-Winning Virtual Health Careers Conference  

Thousands of current and future healthcare workers – representing the more than 350 different NHS roles available today – will be attending the Virtual Health Careers Conference this weekend to support them with their health careers.

Health Careers Live, the UK’s leading programme for aspiring and current healthcare professionals, brings back the parliamentary award-winning Virtual Health Careers Conference. Following its success in 2020, the conference will return for 10th and 11th July 2021. 

The conference comes less than a week after the NHS called on the public to consider taking up a role in the NHS.

The Health Careers Live team will hold five conferences across 2021 in varied hybrid formats, depending on local restrictions in the UK and in two other global locations. All Health Careers Live conferences are free to attend and can be accessed via: www.healthcareers.live    

Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England, and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England said “This past year health care workers have risen to one of the biggest challenges this country has ever faced and a spotlight has been shone on the incredible work of people across the health and care system. Health Careers Live does innovative work highlighting the opportunities that a career in health can bring to people, whether clinical or non-clinical. These sessions are a fantastic way of showcasing the breadth of careers on offer in our workforce.” 

The volunteer led initiative the National Health Careers Conference, established in 2017 in Trafford, the birthplace of the NHS, is led by a team of healthcare students, professionals, patients, advisors and stakeholders that are passionate about widening participation in healthcare, as well as supporting individuals from all backgrounds to build fulfilling health careers, ultimately contributing to improved patient care.  

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic impacted people’s lives on a global scale with rolling lockdowns, social distancing, and unprecedented strain on national health systems. The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee recently reported widespread burnout in today’s NHS and the negative consequences for the mental health of individual staff, impacting on their colleagues, the patients and service users they care for.

Dr Rajiv Sethi, Junior Doctor and, Founder, Health Careers Live said: “As Europe’s largest employer with over 350 careers available in the NHS, the work of Health Careers Live is more important than ever.  The NHS and health systems around the world are facing unprecedented challenges, these can be tackled by sharing knowledge and supporting those that care for us.

In a bid to showcase the opportunities available and to shine a light on the variety and depth of experiences and professions to choose from, in 2020 Health Careers Live brought together some of the UK’s leading experts in healthcare for the Virtual Health Careers Conference (July 2020) and National Health Careers Conference (November 2020). 

The conferences have since been nominated for the Health Equalities Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards for their lasting impact with the 2020 programme having 6000+ registered attendees with social interaction of over 3.5 million across 101 countries.   

 The upcoming Virtual Health Careers Conference 2021 weekend is made up of two focused conferences tailored to the needs of aspiring and current healthcare professionals. There will be inspiring sessions from healthcare leaders, students and patients discussing topics such as ‘Leading Change in Health and Care’, ‘Finding Your Why’, ‘Nursing the NHS’, ‘The Future of Medicine’ ‘Tackling Long Covid’, ‘Digital health’ and ‘Walking for Patient Safety’.

“This year will see the national and global health community gather to support each other as well as future colleagues. With support from our partners including Health Education England, the General Medical Council, Higher Education Institutions and professional associations, we know aspiring and current healthcare professionals will be supported to discover and lead fulfilling health careers, ultimately contributing to improved patient care” 
Meghna Rao
Health Careers Live

“We are delighted to support the event at what is a critical time for healthcare. Now more than ever, healthcare professionals need our collective support. We’re looking forward to conversations about wellbeing, sharing our work on induction for international colleagues and discussing how we work together to tackle healthcare inequalities – for professionals and the public.”
Tista Chakravarty-Gannon
Head of Outreach Operations, General Medical Council (GMC)

“We are delighted to be supporting the event and bringing two days of action from the AHP Live Stage in partnership with On the Frontline NHS AHPs. We have over 40 AHP students, frontline healthcare professionals, academics and educators volunteering their time as AHP Career Ambassadors to share their lived experience and top tips with anyone exploring career options across health and social care inclusive of support worker roles through to advanced practitioners”. 
Carrie Biddle
Regional Head of Allied Health Professionals (AHP) South West from Health Education England 

 

“Over the past years, we have helped Health Careers Live deliver their programme across the UK, recently helping them innovate in the virtual space during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We are proud to support the award-winning team as they widen participation and support the current and future health workforce to build fulfilling health careers.”
Sunny Sethi
Project & Event Director for Virtual Studio Live and Explosive Group 

All Health Careers Live conferences are free to attend and can be accessed via: www.healthcareers.live    

2021 Conferences

Saturday 10th July 2021
Virtual Health Careers Conference – Aspiring Focus: Discover Your Career in Healthcare 

Open to school and college students, graduates, mature students, teachers and career advisors, parents and guardians, career changers. 

Sunday 11th July 2021 
Virtual Health Careers Conference – Current Focus: Lead Your Career in Healthcare

Open to all healthcare students and healthcare professionals. 

Saturday 6th November 2021
Health Careers Live – National Health Careers Conference (Hybrid)

Saturday 20th November 2021 
Health Careers Live – India (Virtual)

Wednesday 24th November 2021
Health Careers Live – United Arab Emirates (Virtual)

For more information visit  
Email: press@healthcareers.live    
Facebook: @healthcareersco  
Instagram: @healthcareersco 
Twitter: @healthcareersco  
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/healthcareersco   
Website: https://healthcareers.live/  

ENDS   

  

Notes:

 

How to Register, all Health Careers Live conferences are free to attend and can be accessed via: www.healthcareers.live

Please click the relevant sign-up button to register.

What To Expect At The Virtual Health Careers Conference 

10 July – Virtual Health Careers Conference – Aspiring Focus: Discover Your Career in Healthcare 

Inspire Stage: Insights from inspirational healthcare students, patients and leading professionals. 

AHP Live Stage: An exciting stage programmed by the 14 Allied Health Professions 

Discover Hub: New for 2021, A dedicated virtual work experience hub. Discover your pathway into one of the 350 roles within the NHS. Be part of a patient journey, learn about the multidisciplinary team, reflect on your own journey and discover routes to your career including apprenticeships and university. 

GMC Hub: Reflecting on your journey and ethical scenarios, supporting your wellbeing.  

Apply Hub: Learn how to apply to your chosen field  

Support Hub: Workshops exploring support for your healthcare pathway, including admission test preparation (UCAT and BMAT), Mental Health and Wellbeing support. 

Waiting Room: Q&A in a virtual lounge with leading professionals, students and patients.  

Exhibition: Meet in our virtual exhibitor hall, access useful resources and talk with key organisations to support your journey to a career in healthcare. 

11 July – Virtual Health Careers Conference – Current Focus: Lead Your Career in Healthcare

Inspire Stage: Insights from inspirational healthcare students, patients and leading professionals. 

AHP Live Stage: An exciting stage programmed by the 14 Allied Health Professions 

Career Development: New for 2021, A dedicated hub for your career development with sessions including “How to build a career you love and beating burnout”  

GMC Hub: A varied programme by the General Medical Council addressing health inequalities, preparing for the SJT and supporting those new to UK Practice.  

Networking: Relax, develop your network and make connections for your career development 

Waiting Room: Q&A in a virtual lounge with leading professionals, students and patients.  

Exhibition: Meet in our virtual exhibitor hall, access useful resources and talk with key organisations to support your journey to a career in healthcare.

Health Careers Live Mailing List Sign Up

Scroll to Top