NAHT launches ‘Who's in Health’ a new partnership with the Medical Schools Council
NAHT is proud to announce the next phase of the highly successful Primary Futures project, a free, national scheme developed jointly with the Education and Employers charity.
Primary Futures has already given primary schools access to thousands of volunteers who are willing to talk to children about their jobs and in doing so inspire them and broaden and raise their aspirations. Volunteers from the world of work are able to help children to see the relevance of what they are learning in the classroom, particularly reinforcing the importance of literacy and numeracy. Medics Month is the next phase of this project.
A landmark report by the Medical Schools Council’s Selecting for Excellence group last autumn revealed that just two fifths of doctors attended non-selective state schools with narrow social groups dominating medicine.
The report stressed that much more needed to be done to make a difference to social mobility in the UK and broaden the talent pool from which excellent doctors can be drawn. It suggested that the “journey to medicine” should start in primary schools and called on the medical profession to play its part by developing links with primary schools.
NAHT and the Medical Schools Council have joined forces to get a volunteer from the medical profession for every primary school in the country. That’s around 18,000 schools.
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