Health organisations across the Tees Valley are teaming up as part of a new recruitment campaign to promote careers in healthcare.
The new campaign will see a range of health roles put under the spotlight as part of a drive to encourage more people to enter into healthcare.
As well as highlighting a range of roles within the NHS, the campaign will also focus on areas where challenges exist in recruiting staff.
These will includes roles as a learning disability supported living worker, radiology assistant, 111 call handler, social prescribing and personalised care and administrative roles in GP practices.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation NHS Foundation and the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System are jointly leading the campaign with support from health organisations across the region.
Susy Cook, chief people officer at the Trust, said: “For some time now the health service in this region has faced real challenges recruiting staff to healthcare roles.
“As health organisations in the region, we all have a role to play to step away from our day-to-day work and help showcase what it is like to work in healthcare and the incredible difference we make.
“No matter what your role is, if you work in the health service you make a real difference to their lives of patients and their loved ones.
“It’s a real gift and a privilege to work in healthcare and help those who need it most.”
Julie Bailey, workforce programme manager at the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System, said: “We are delighted to be linking up with health organisations across the region on such an important campaign.
“Over the course of this campaign, we will be shining a light on some of the careers people may not be as familiar with – but ones which make a real difference to the lives of so many people.
“We are looking forward to showing people who may be thinking of a career change or a new opportunity, just some of the things that are out there for them.”
In the first of a series of case studies set to be profiled over the coming weeks, Wendy Concannon talks about her role as a health and wellbeing coach in GP practices across the Stockton South Primary Care Network.
Wendy worked for herself privately in her own wellbeing business before moving into the health service.
She said: “I moved into the NHS because I wanted to make a difference to anyone who needed it.
“Health and wellbeing is something someone should have access to, they should not be alone.
“Working with me, I help them to overcome those barriers, educate and empower. And they go off on their way having achieved their goals.
“This is why I love what I do – seeing people change, have that transformation, they feel happier and more confident in themselves, that’s why I am here.”
Case studies will be shared on social media channels of organisations involved over the coming months.
For more information visit the Tees Valley health and social care careers page.