Speakers for Schools

Talks from today’s leading figures

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with the charity Speakers for Schools to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS this year. As part of the celebrations we want to help encourage young people to find out more about the opportunities for them to get involved in the NHS, through volunteering, work experience or careers.

It is part of a campaign to showcase the range of careers in the NHS and to highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects which would lead to high-quality, professional roles in the NHS.

This year senior NHS health leaders and clinicians have made a commitment to go into secondary state schools to talk about the NHS, their experience and their roles to help inspire young people.

Speakers taking part

Over 70 senior figures across the NHS have pledged their time to give talks in state schools across the country, including, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England; Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England; Dr Ellie Cannon, NHS GP, writer and broadcaster; Millie Banerjee CBE, Chair of NHS Blood and Transplant; Kathryn Gutteridge, President of the Royal College of Midwives; and Baroness (Dido) Harding, Non-Executive Chair of NHS Improvement.

Find out who else has pledged and how schools can get involved via the Speakers for Schools website.