Return to Practice:

Are you a Registered Nurse thinking of Returning to Practice? Have you been out of practice for a few years? Has your Registration lapsed?

Providing support to people who wishing to return to practice, for further information click here.

National Network of Collaborative Outreach:

A one day Family Event will introduce a range of health professionals, hands-on health-related taster activities and explore a NHS career in Hospital setting in a field;

The second day 2 will enable young people to attend a Health Careers Day; the morning will start in a University setting, meeting with Health Tutors and Students. The afternoon will movie to an Acute Hospital looking at preparation for a Career in Health, the different routes, funding etc. Further details will be available shortly.

Work Experience:

Work Experience within the NHS offers an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into the wide range of Health Care professions:

  • For participants aged 14-16years, we offer the Under 16 Work Experience Programme.  This lasts a maximum of one week.  The programme is specifically targeted at young people and focuses on bringing health situations to life through realistic simulated environments. The emphasis is on developing an understanding of a range of different NHS Health Care Careers.

For participants over the age of 16, we offer the 16+ Observational Work Experience.  This lasts for a maximum of one week and would be observational only


There are a number of Apprenticeships being offered across Cumbria and North Lancashire. Check out the “Working for Us” page of this website to see what is on offer, for further information click here

Dream Placement Scheme:

Discussions are underway regarding this scheme, further details to follow shortly.

Listening into Action (LiA) National Care Certification:

Hold a Listening into Action Meeting with staff to provide to discuss a way forward with the National Care Certification. Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health have worked together to develop the Care Certificate, designed to meet the requirements set out in the Cavendish Review. Its aims to equip health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe compassionate care.

Allied Health Professional (AHP) Recruitment:

Encouraging newly qualified Allied Health Professionals including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nutrition & Dietitian, Radiography etc to apply for positions within Cumbria and North Lancashire Trusts and Community. Further details to follow.

Our Healthy Future/Health Box, Junior Doctors & Primary Schools:

Discussions are underway with the two Junior Doctors creators of “Our Healthy Future”, previously known as “Health Box”.  This is a programme looking at healthy eating and long term behavioural changes.  Healthy Living Champions would teach school children on the benefits of healthy eating, who in turn would teach their peers.  Further details to follow shortly
Discussions are underway with Dr Colin Melville and colleagues regarding involving Medical students as Healthy Living Champions, but currently just at a discussion stage.

Skills for Health:

Working in conjunction with Skills for Health, 20 children from 2 schools within the Lancaster area will attend a 6 week Skills Club based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The children will learn about the many skills required in the “world of work” focusing on the NHS and Health & Care Sector.

Future Nurses, Occupational Therapist & Radiographer strands, West Coast, Cumbria:

Working collaboratively with the University of Cumbria, Trusts from across Cumbria and North Lancashire will provide with half day practical events with qualified Staff or Practice Education Facilitators for Future Nurses, Occupational Therapist and Radiographers.

Work Experience – Catering/Furness College:

Discussions are currently underway with Furness College to provide Work Experience within an Acute Hospital setting for Catering Students, further details to follow shortly.