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Top GP comes home to inspire a whole new generation of doctors

Britain’s top GP, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, recently came home to Swansea for a whirlwind two-day trip during which she visited her old school and college where she took her first steps to success.

Prof Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs - the UK’s largest Medical Royal College representing 52,000 family doctors across the UK – met Year 10 children at Penyrheol Comprehensive School and students interested in studying medicine at Gower College Swansea in Gorseinon.

Lancet editor visits Gorseinon students

Students planning a career in medicine/psychiatry got the chance to meet one of the leading figures in the field recently, when the founding editor of The Lancet Psychiatry visited Gower College Swansea.

Niall Boyce met students at the Gorseinon campus to talk about emerging areas of mental health research.

"Mental health research is in a very exciting phase right now, including some world-class work going on in Wales,” says Niall. “I hope some of the students at Gower College Swansea will consider careers in this area."

E-mentoring project helps students into healthcare

A group of students from Gower College Swansea are set to benefit from an innovative e-mentoring project, set up by The Mullany Fund, specifically for young people aspiring to careers in healthcare.

“We are an educational charity that works to address the lack of social mobility within the healthcare professions,” says Mandy Westcott, Mullany E-mentoring Project Manager. “Our objective is to inspire and support young people into careers in medicine and other related healthcare professions,”