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New ‘NHS cadets programme’ will enable 10,000 young people to volunteer for the NHS

29th October 2019

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The NHS long-term plan (LTP) sets the ambition to double the number of volunteers in the NHS over the next three years; while recognising that volunteering helps younger people to develop skills and experience for work and education.

In support of the LTP’s aims and ambitions NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with St. John’s Ambulance (SJA) to develop ten thousand new ‘NHS cadets’ within the next four years, helping to provide young people with invaluable life skills, offering a route into a career in the health service for thousands of British teens.

This six-million-pound programme will aim to provide young people of 14 + with a range of life skills and volunteering opportunities, while also introducing young people to the NHS with the intention of developing the future health and care workforce.

The Cadets partnership are holding an informative webinar on Tuesday 5th November 10:00 to 11.30 am. Here, they will inform the Health and Social Care system about the Cadets programme outlining their intentions, aims and ambitions. This will also be an opportunity for Health Providers to register interest in the programme.

To sign-up for the webinar please register here