#NHS70Plymouth Open Day

It was a fantastic day, with more than 700 people coming through into our main Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing event, which included dozens of services on show as well as a Careers Fair. We also had our Plym Theatres Unit open so people could step inside a modern operating theatre (and see what one looked like in the past), take their teddy bears to the Teddy Bear Hospital and Plymouth Marjon University opened up their sports therapy facilities in support of the event.

We had so much on show – hopefully these pictures tell some of the story.

 

 

More photos can be found on Facebook.

Staff and visitors alike seemed to enjoy the day. Did you come along? If you came as a visitor we want to know what you thought about the event. Please can you take two minutes to answer the following quick questions: https://www.oc-meridian.com/plymouthnhs/survey/OpenDay2018

I’d like to wrap the event up by saying a few thanks to everyone who makes this type of big event possible, in particular:

  • All our colleagues and volunteers within University Hospitals Plymouth who gave up their weekends to showcase their services, including our military colleagues
  • Our fantastic staff at the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing (as well as those in Site Services)
  • Colleagues from Indigo and Warrens
  • The students of Scott Medical and Healthcare College who acted as volunteers to help the day go so smoothly
  • Colleagues from University of Plymouth who brought their services along to showcase
  • All of those partners who contributed to our Careers Fair

A very big thank you.

Here’s to another 70 years of the #NHS so we can have even more to celebrate in the future!

Amanda

Amanda Nash
Head of Communications

Tell me about Scott Medical and Healthcare College

scott1_webWe are small and we are specialist and we are training the healthcare professionals of the future.

Scott College, a state school admitting students from Year 9, opened in September 2017 in its temporary home at the Millfields and will move to its permanent brand new state-of-the-art building in September.

Visit our stand at the Open Day on Saturday 16 June (10am-2pm at the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing to find out more about the range of academic, vocational and professional qualifications we offer and how we are supported by our partners University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Livewell Southwest and the University of Plymouth.

You will be able to meet our staff and our students – some of them will be guiding you around the Derriford site. Feel free to ask them about life at Scott College, they are our best advert!

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They can tell you about project-based learning, our enrichment programme and, in the case of Year 12 students, their work placements.

It’s hard to believe that we opened almost a year ago with a full intake. It’s been a busy and productive 12 months and it’s been a privilege to see our students flourishing in Scott College’s unique environment. We are really looking forward to welcoming our next Year 9 and Year 12 students when they start their learning in September in our wonderful new building.

Find out more at www.scottcollege.co.uk.

Martyn Cox

Headteacher

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Who are TOR?

IMG_4057.JPGThe TOR Team are very much looking forward to the #NHS70Plymouth Open Day on Saturday 16 June, as it will be our first time at the Open Day and what a momentous milestone to celebrate.

TOR stands for Trauma, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, a large department with over 30 specialist surgeons/consultants which keeps us extremely busy.

Below are some of the amazing things which we will be demonstrating to help celebrate this exciting day:

  • Allowing visitors to try their hand at ‘plastering’, under the supervision of our fully trained Plastering Technicians.
  • We are bringing a full size model of a skeleton, which we invite you to test your knowledge by ‘pinning’ the names of the bones onto the skeleton.
  • Try your knowledge on our Orthopaedic Quiz and win a prize.
  • See sample ‘joints’ and ‘metalwork’ which we use in Orthopaedic operations in years gone-by. You’ll be amazed how heavy they feel; also we have obtained some joints from the 50s (see how very little they have changed).
  • Look at plastic joints to see how our joints work and rotate.
  • We will have a couch where you can have a go at applying traction to someone’s leg. This is where you apply a strip of fabric to the outer side of a leg then bandage the leg and apply a weight to the end. Then experience how it feels to be ‘confined’ to a bed.
  • Booklets and information will be available on common Orthopaedic and Rheumatology diseases and conditions (supplied by https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/).

We are at Stand 8 (bottom left hand corner of the Main Hall) so please come and join in our activities and have fun with the team, we would love to meet you all.

Julia Smith

Trauma, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

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Come along for a day of interactive fun and education for all the family. For more information and to book on to events or talks, please download our app: http://bit.ly/NHS70PlymouthApp*.

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*We are experiencing some issues with the app appearing on the Apple Store – you can view a pdf version here – if you would like to book onto any sessions, email communications.phnt@nhs.net.

How much has surgery changed in 70 years?

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The Perioperative Theatre Central team invite you to see the past, present and future of anaesthetics and surgery that has occurred over the last 70 years.

Come along and visit us in Plym Children’s Theatres, where along with the Teddy Bear’s Hospital you will have opportunity to meet the perioperative team, who are keen to showcase the variety of surgical services that we provide to the population of the South West.

There will be opportunity to meet and talk to staff from a wide variety of clinical areas and will be available to talk about their roles within the perioperative environment. Also we will have demonstrations and equipment available to view from the past, present and innovations for the future.

We look forward to meeting you on Saturday 16 June 2018 to celebrate with us the 70th NHS Anniversary.

Come along for a day of interactive fun and education for all the family. For more information and to book on to events or talks, please download our app: http://bit.ly/NHS70PlymouthApp*.

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Michelle Smith

Matron for Satellite Theatres

 

*We are experiencing some issues with the app appearing on the Apple Store – you can view a pdf version here – if you would like to book onto any sessions, email communications.phnt@nhs.net.

What does research mean to you?

Guinea Pigs?

Lab Rats?

Drug trials?

Common misconceptions, which the Research Development & Innovation (RD&I) Department hope to dispel.

At the NHS 70 open day on Saturday 16 June, RD&I will be in the squash courts with many activities to show what research is really like.

James Lind the first person to conduct a randomised controlled trial in 1747 is even making a special guest appearance, along with Bear-Lind-a, a selfie booth and a dressing up area for children.

You can experience being recruited into a randomised chocolate trial…promise there will be no placebos! As well as seeing how the research of the past is helping to shape the healthcare of today and beyond.

A research reminiscence wall will give visitors the opportunity not only to see early examples of our research experience but also a chance to tell their own experiences of any research. There will also be videos running throughout the day on the future of research.

We hope that these activities will convince visitors to invest in the future of healthcare, by visitors signing up to our research database.

Come along for a day of interactive fun and education for all the family. For more information and to book on to events or talks, please download our app: http://bit.ly/NHS70PlymouthApp*.

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*We are experiencing some issues with the app appearing on the Apple Store – you can view a pdf version here – if you would like to book onto any sessions, email communications.phnt@nhs.net.

History of Audiology

IMG_7247.JPGThe NHS started fitting hearing aids right at the beginning – 70 years ago. This was in response to the vast number of service men and women who had suffered hearing loss in the Second World War.

The basic method of doing a hearing test hasn’t changed in all that time – but the equipment certainly has!

We’ve gone from valves to digital technology. The same is true of the hearing aids themselves. No more big boxes worn on straps round the waist, but tiny devices with maybe 1000 times more processing power than the computers that ran the Apollo moon landings.

Who knows what the future will bring? Most predictions miss the mark by a country mile. But I suspect that the technological revolution we are going through at the moment is likely to be outstripped by the biomedical revolution coming soon – with the understanding and manipulation of genes in particular offering opportunities that we are only just beginning to grasp. The next 70 years are going to be amazing.

Come along for a day of interactive fun and education for all the family. For more information and to book on to events or talks, please download our app: http://bit.ly/NHS70PlymouthApp*.

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Adam Beckman

Audiology

*We are experiencing some issues with the app appearing on the Apple Store – you can view a pdf version here – if you would like to book onto any sessions, email communications.phnt@nhs.net

 

Interested in careers in healthcare?

We will be hosting a Careers Fair as part of our Open Day on Saturday 16 June 2018, bringing together the city’s educational and vocational organisations to help you explore potential career opportunities in healthcare.

Representatives from the various organisations will be available between 10.00 and 14.00 to talk to about your aspirations and the opportunities which are on offer. The organisations who will be attending are:

  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (Apprenticeships, Volunteering, Preceptorship, Midwifery and many more)
  • NHS Professionals
  • Livewell Southwest
  • Plymouth Marjon University
  • Scott Medical and Healthcare College
  • Army Reservists
  • University of Plymouth

Specialist careers talks will be taking place throughout the day. These always prove to be really popular, but you can book ahead using our #NHS70Plymouth Open Day app or by calling Lauren on 01752 439654 to save a place.

  • (10:00-10:10) NHS Professionals
  • (10:15-10:25) Livewell South West
  • (10:30-10:40) Good applications on NHS Jobs
  • (10:45-10:55) Healthcare Assistants
  • (11:00-11:10) Voluntary Team
  • (11:15-11:25) Preceptorship Team
  • (11:30-11:40) Allied Health Professionals
  • (12:30-12:40) Healthcare Science
  • (12:45-12:55) Midwifery
  • (13:00-13:10) Good applications on NHS Jobs
  • (13:15-13:25) Scott College
  • (13:30-13:40) Marjons
  • (13:45-13.55) Army Reservists

If you are interested in job opportunities within UHPNT, all available vacancies are advertised on NHS Jobs, but please come along and talk to us for some hints and tips about the application process.

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our Careers Fair and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. For further information please contact Matt Glastonbury/Lauren Scott within the Recruitment Team on 01752 432100 or via email on plh-tr.Recruitment-Team@nhs.net.

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