Evaluation of the Go Higher in healthcare programme
This project, funded by Go Higher West Yorkshire’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), was designed to help young people explore careers in healthcare. It was targeted at young people from areas where progression rates to Higher Education are low, and particularly low when GCSE attainment is taken into account. This initiative is an expansion of a programme started by the University of Leeds in 2014, funded by Health Education England and the Royal College of General Practitioners. Our project involved working with a broader mix of healthcare-related organisations in order to deliver careers activities and events in schools and to support placements in a wide variety of settings. We placed 115 participants in a range of settings, including GP practices, hospital wards, and dental surgeries. If you want to know more about this, download our report below (just tell us who you are … it makes us feel good).