New Partnership Aims to Foster Next Generation of NHS Workers and Improve Health Literacy

May 3, 2022




New Partnership Aims to Foster Next Generation of NHS Workers and Improve Health Literacy

Djanogly City Academy and the Medicine Division team at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust have signed a Twinning Partnership Agreement to develop a wider understanding of healthcare issues and promote careers in health, medical sciences and care industries.The agreement is a three year partnership programme of work that will include:

  • Careers talks at assemblies or in class by NHS staff
  • Attendance at careers fairs or wider school events
  • Work experience / placement opportunities for Year 10/12/13
  • Individual mentoring, coaching and mock interviews for senior students
  • Workshops for scholars of all ages to improve health literacy.

Medicine Division Director at NUH, Mark Simmonds, said: “Working in the health and social care sector is an extremely rewarding career. Every role, whether it is clinical or non-clinical plays a vital role in making a difference to patients, service users and families and carers.

“We wanted to make direct links between our Medicine team and Djanogly City Academy so we can build relationships and inspire the next generation of NHS workers.  Plus it’s a positive activity for our staff.

“Education is also key to promoting healthier lives. Through the links Djanogly City Academy has in the wider Nottingham community we will be able to better inform people about keeping themselves safe and healthy and how best to access healthcare services.”Djanogly City Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 18 year olds, based on Gregory Boulevard and Sherwood Rise, that is dedicated to serving its diverse local community and providing the highest standards of education. The school is Ofsted graded ‘good’ and the best school for pupil progress in Nottingham, according to the latest published government data.

Commenting on the agreement Assistant Principal of Djanogly City Academy, Katie Newton, said: “We always seek to raise the aspirations of our scholars and building strong links with regional employers, such as NUH, is a vital part of preparing our young people for their future careers. We hope our scholars and their families are as excited as we are about the new opportunities that this agreement brings.”

For anyone interested in careers in health and social care sectors, you can find job vacancies, volunteer opportunities and information about work experience placements on the NUH website – Opportunities | NUH 


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