Healthy business: How the NHS can prepare the next generation
The health of the nation has quite literally been on the minds of all of us on a daily basis in 2020, and none more so than those working on the frontline of our healthcare system.
This year has brought a refreshed and concentrated spotlight on the NHS. If the global pandemic has shown anything it’s that preparing our resources is not just about equipping our businesses with the necessary tools but ensuring they’re filled with incredible people too.
Forming a healthy organisation is a matter of business, and one which a Coventry surgery practice addresses through their recruitment process. Bredon avenue surgery hires apprentices to assist with vital front of house and administrative work. Kali Dosani, practice manager, has spoken out about the need to impart knowledge to the next generation,
“It feels good to know that we are training not only future members of staff, but also future members for our NHS. It enables us to infuse and teach precious skills that our older members of staff have gained over the years in their own work experiences to future generations.”
Giving budding employees the opportunity to add their enthusiasm into the mix is a sure-fire way of highlighting gaps and driving business growth. The NHS, like all government funded systems, must keep up with the ever-changing landscape in which they operate. Kali comments,
“From a business perspective, it’s great to train apprentices who bring their own youth and vitality and inject new ideas and skills into the business.”
Creating pathways between study and work, apprenticeships offer benefits to those training and those employing. Supporting people through these changes, Kali says,
“The input from Coventry College into our organisation is invaluable for future workforces, as it provides a bridge from the academic side to the world of work.”
Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we find ways to guide and grow an innovative and adaptive workforce. Employing people that challenge traditions and imagine our future differently may be the medicine that so many businesses need to be prescribed.