NHS launches graduate training scheme in communications

The NHS is setting up a graduate training pilot scheme in communications.

Launching comms training scheme: NHS
Launching comms training scheme: NHS

This is the first time that one of the NHS’ established ‘graduate management schemes’ has been created specifically for comms.

The pilot is intended to form part of a five-year strategy to improve the capacity and capability of NHS communications. Strands to the strategy including training, development and leadership.

The NHS has worked closely with directors of communications in six Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) to agree course content. The SHAs will jointly fund the programme with the NHS.

As part of the scheme the trainees will undertake two placements in the NHS and study for a postgraduate diploma in communications.

NHS director of communications Colin Douglas is overseeing the pilot scheme.

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