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AHP film launched to promote wider NHS careers in schools

6 March 2020

A film showcasing Allied Health Profession (AHP) careers has been launched this week.

The careers film commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and working in partnership with The WOW Show team follows Hassan a young boy, who was diagnosed with a tumour, and thanks to proton beam therapy, therapeutic radiography and a nursing team has made a full recovery.

In the film you will hear from Hassan himself, Dave the Superintendent Proton Radiographer and Georgia a Paediatric Nurse to get a real insight into the wealth of AHP careers.

Therapeutic Radiographer is one of the AHP roles showcased in this film as an exciting and varied career offering the chance to really make a difference. The role offers a high degree of flexibility and excellent employment prospects and you will work with patients every day to help improve their care and their lives.

There are approx 600 schools signed up to watch The WOW Show programme this week. Providing an opportunity to raise the profile and generate interest in one of the small and lesser known professions featured in the films, and AHPs in general, to school children who are starting to think about their future careers.

Beverely Harden, AHP Lead for HEE said

“The award winning WOW show is back on our screens for national careers week, with an excellent film bringing to life proton beam services, therapeutic radiography and nursing. This enables students to get insight into something that was a news headline in their lifetime now as an NHS services that they could work within, impacting significantly on people’s lives.”

WOW show team said:

“The WOW Show takes school students behind the scenes to meet trainees, apprentices and graduates and hear directly from them about what they do, how they got there and their aspirations for the future. This is especially important in Health where students have very limited access to experience what it’s really like working in a medical setting and know little about the huge variety of roles available, like AHPs and can assist students to navigate the pathways into a AHP career.”

Further info on AHP and the work HEE is delivering - https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/allied-health-professions