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Lancashire case study

Recruiting the workforce of the future

In this case study find out how Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LTH) has adapted its recruitment processes to tap into a pool of talented qualified health and social care students in the local community.

The trust promoted opportunities to students nearing the end of their health and social care course, and encouraged them to apply for healthcare assistant roles (HCA) in the trust. A joined up approach from staff fostered a culture of support and partnership between departments.

Of the 24 people who accepted roles as health care assistants, half are still employed at the trust, three have been promoted to senior health care assistant positions and five of those who left the post have started training to become nurses.

Read the full case study from LTH to discover how the trust was able to overcome common barriers such as recruiting hard to fill roles.