Futures Programme

The Futures Programme was created to equip secondary school students with the tools to follow their aspirations of entering a healthcare career within the NHS. We run a series of programmes, including Future Doctor, Future Nurse, Future Pharmacist and Future Healthcare Professional.

Aided by our student ambassadors, we run events throughout the school year to help pupils reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. These range from presentations explaining what the different professions are and how to know if they are suited to you, to more specific courses like mock interviews for students in the present application cycle. We also show insight into the other entrances into healthcare roles.

For further information, use the drop downs below to see more details on each programme.

If you have any queries or wish to be added to our mailing list for Futures Programme events, please contact ruth.pollock@nhs.net.

I have participated in many of your [Futures Programme] events over the past year and have just received a [university medical school] offer so I want to say thanks 😊

Secondary school student

I want to thank you for this amazing experience, it truly opened me up to pharmacy!

Secondary school student

doctor

Future Doctor was created by current medical students after experiencing the daunting process of Medical School application, and wishing they had better resources and help while going through this.

For information on the 2023/2024 programme of events, please see further down this page

The Medical Schools Council has created a comprehensive overview of free resources for medical school applicants, school staff and parents. To access these resources, please go to the following link:

Resources for teachers and students | Medical Schools Council (medschools.ac.uk)

nurse

Future Nurse was created following the success of the Future Doctor programme to help aid people into nursing careers. The online events provide secondary school students with details of entrance routes and course requirements for studying nursing, information about life as a nursing student, an insight into day-to-day life as a qualified nurse and the chance to ask any questions you have about nursing. We also provide an insight into the nursing associate role and explain about apprenticeship routes.

Future Nurse events typically take place in May and September.

Pharmacist

Future Pharmacist was set up following the success of the other Futures programmes. The online events provide secondary school students with details of entrance routes and course requirements for studying pharmacy, information about life as a pharmacy student, an insight into day-to-day life as a qualified pharmacist and the chance to ask any questions you have about pharmacy.

Future Pharmacist events typically take place in June and October.

Our Future Healthcare Professional programme is aimed at younger secondary school students looking to explore a variety of roles within the healthcare sector. This interactive webinar covers careers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, paramedic science, occupational therapy and non-clinical roles.

Future Healthcare Professional events are typically run in February and September.

Recording of March 2023 Future Healthcare Professional event including information on careers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, paramedic science and occupational therapy, as well as information on apprenticeships in the healthcare sector.

Recording of September 2023 Future Healthcare Professional event including information on careers in physiotherapy, psychology, medicine, paramedic science and therapeutic radiography.

Recording of March 2024 Future Healthcare Professional event including information on careers in dentistry, optometry and paramedic science.

Events Currently Open for Application

Futures Programme schedule for the 2023/2024 academic year

We have an exciting range of events lined up throughout the 2023/2024 academic year. For further details, please see the schedule below:


Rural and Coastal programme

In 2023, LTH was granted funding by NHS England to deliver a bespoke Futures package for schools on the East Coast and in rural areas of Lincolnshire as part of a transformational Rural and Coastal programme. The aim of this targeted offering was to widen participation and raise aspirations in hard-to-reach areas of the county.
The bespoke package included the following elements:

  • I’m a Medic, Get Me Out of Here schools outreach programme
  • Online Futures Programme
  • Face-to-face school visits
  • Targeted Future Healthcare Mentoring Programme
  • Collaboration with the Lincolnshire Health and Care Apprentice Centre

Huge thanks for working with our students on Friday, the feedback from students was hugely positive and they thoroughly enjoyed and learned a huge amount from the experience. It opened all of their eyes to the wealth of career opportunities in the NHS.

QEHS School In Gainsborough