2016/17 winners of Step into the NHS schools competition

We’d like to thank all the schools and students that submitted entries into the 2016/17 Step into the NHS schools competition. The competition proved to be our most popular year to date and the judges were very impressed with the standard of the entries.

National winner

We’re happy to announce that the national winner of this year’s competition is from New College Leicester. Heenal Nilesh impressed the judges and managed to stand out from over 2000 students in order to be crowned overall winner. Her entry was based on the role of a microbiologist. Heenal created an eye-catching lab coat with information about the role including quotes such as “microbiologists do it with culture”. 

national winner of the schools competition

Regional winners

We’d also like to congratulate the regional winners of the competition who also submitted high quality entries. The regional winners of this year’s competition are:

Thames Valley and Wessex

Kent, Surrey and Sussex 

 Yorkshire and Humber 


East of England

South West

North East 

West Midlands

North West 

You can have a look at some of the the regional winners’ video entries on our YouTube channel.

2017/18 competition

The 2017/18 will launch in September. In the meantime, you can take a look at the range of materials for the 2016/17 competition on the Step into the NHS website

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