RJAH, Powys NHS and Marches join forces for Medical Conference


The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), Powys NHS and Marches Academy Trust have all joined forces to give students an exciting opportunity to listen to the exciting career opportunities that there are in the medical industry.

The prospective students, from Year 10 at both the Marches School and Sir John Talbot’s, Whitchurch, will be lucky enough to be involved in a bespoke medical conference, which takes place on Monday 11th June.

RJAH Professionals from a wide range of roles from Theatre Nurse, Research Project Manager, Pharmacist, Ward Manager, Consultant Radiologist and Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, and a Physiotherapist from the Powys NHS will all attend the event. They will visit the School to talk to students, deliver practical demonstrations and provide an insight into a range of careers in the medical field.

As an added bonus, a member of staff at the Academy Trust, who is a former Army Medic will conduct an evacuation scenario.

Miss Sian Cooke, Year 10 Progress Leader at the Marches School, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to find out about a wide range of new careers that they did not know existed. This has the potential to impact and inspire them to pursue a career in the medical profession.”

Allen Edwards, Training Advisor at RJAH, added: “It is fantastic that here at RJAH we have ambassadors who are willing to inspire and encourage young people to think about career and educational opportunities in healthcare.

“Our staff have enthusiasm, commitment, confidence, the ability to identify with young people, a passion for their work and a wish to inspire others to achieve their full potential. They are the best possible people to act as role models to young people, offering them the chance to find out as much as possible about the professions in healthcare.

“I am very proud and honoured that so many RJAH staff are prepared to support this initiative.”

  • Published on 16th May 2018