NHS England has unveiled a new advertising campaign which is encouraging people to apply for IT jobs.
The advert features the slogan “We are IT. We are Support. We are recruiting now”.
We are IT. We are Support. We are recruiting now. #WeAreTheNHS https://t.co/GDBUG1L0Uu pic.twitter.com/n2iVx0Jvc7
— NHS England (@NHSEngland) January 28, 2019
The advert has been shared by a number of people on social media, including Health Education England chief information officer James Freed.
He said: “Today we’ll see the very first nationwide TV advertising campaign to attract digital staff to the NHS. Fab recognition of people who are keeping the show on the road.”
The advert includes a number of of NHS IT workers carrying out their daily activities.
Some of the footage was shot at one of the global digital exemplars (GDEs), University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
The advert shows technology in use on wards, in theatres and in offices across Southampton General Hospital.
Jo Watts, global digital exemplar programme manager at the trust, said: “We are delighted to be able to showcase some of our staff and developments across the trust in this recruitment campaign for IT and support workers across the NHS.
“It is a privilege to be able to share the many diverse roles within the NHS – and within informatics itself – to people nationwide and we look forward to seeing some familiar faces on our screens over the coming weeks.”
11 February 2019 @ 23:01
Awful campaign, on every level.
8 February 2019 @ 09:22
Seeing my ex-colleagues moving to private sector and then trying to compere NHS which still 30% national wide using windows 7 or XP they’ll smiling. That tells all the story any IT professional need to know.
It’s been nearly a 10years me working for NHS in IT (3 different NHS trusts). Can someone guess how many professional or any other skill sharpening courses I went ??? Yes, you right it’s 0!
7 February 2019 @ 16:31
Clearly the jobs will not be available to the 1500+ staff being made redundant at huge expense to the NHS purse from NHS Digital.
5 February 2019 @ 14:37
I feel that these adverts are REALLY insulting considering I work for NHS Digital and we are undergoing a major re-organisation and I may be made redundant in a few months. Some of my team are already ‘at risk’ and will probably be out of work in a few months.
They want to employ cheap graduate labour to save money and forget about all the experience and knowledge they are going to lose.
4 February 2019 @ 18:33
Please could the Marketing Manager contact me, I have some great events to help promote the NHS IT jobs.
Many thanks Sue
2 February 2019 @ 08:14
Sadly the links that take you to the searchable job site don’t cut it. How do you attach digital professionals when an IT job link returns 2000 results including all the medical professional jobs. I gave up searching.
1 February 2019 @ 23:19
It would be great if IT roles where recognised as professional as we aren’t admin and clerical. Ongoing professional training (as nurses have) is required to keep up with technology changes. Knowledges/skills should also be reflected with appropriate pay banding.
1 February 2019 @ 19:11
Unfortunately the salaries are pitiful compared to private sector and little chance of recruiting skilled IT staff, and those that do work their way up from the bottom use their NHS funded training to move on after a few years.
13 February 2019 @ 17:42
What NHS funded training? There is no money for none clinical training especially in IT. We are consistently expected by Trust boards to do more with less with a clinical workforce that refuses to either engage or use the tools provided! So why do i keep commuting 4 hours each day? My colleagues and the fact that there are no NHS system application/architect jobs on the south coast.