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Wales Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced a £95 million package to support a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales. This investment aims to support a range of healthcare training opportunities and will enable more than 3000 new students to join those already studying healthcare…
The Government has been urged to row back on "disastrous" plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives. Former shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the decision to replace bursaries with student loans had resulted in a "worrying" 23% drop in applications from prospective nursing students. Ministers had previously…
Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research. A poll of 105 colleges - almost a third of the total in England - found three-quarters have referred students directly to A&E in the past academic year (2015/16) due…
Older people have benefited from a pilot project which saw Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) physiotherapy students provide care at home. The project was delivered in partnership with Carers Direct, NHS Highland, NES, Scottish Care, and the Care Inspectorate. Fourth year physiotherapy students undertook placements with two providers, Carers Direct, a…
Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care in mental health services. The Department of Health commissioned the framework…
Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already helped thousands of employees towards the costs of workers completing adult social care qualifications…
The University of Sussex has appointed a renowned social justice expert to lead the School of Education and Social Work (ESW). Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson, who has been interim Head of School since the beginning of August 2016, has now taken up the post permanently. She succeeds Professor Brian Hudson, who…
A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will bring together six regional social work employers and Nottingham’s two universities. Nottinghamshire…
A new course to help professionals identify mental health risks amongst children and young people has been developed by Sheffield Hallam University. Following the Prime Minister's pledge to 'transform' attitudes to mental health, academics from the University's Nursing and Midwifery department will be launching the year-long post-graduate certificate in child,…
This booklet is mainly intended for students who: are studying on an approved part-time or full-time undergraduate social work course; commenced Year 1 of their course on or after 1 September 2015 are entering Year 2 of the course in 2016/17 It has been produced for guidance only and cannot…
This booklet is mainly intended for students who are studying on an approved part-time or full-time postgraduate social work course, commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. It has been produced for guidance only and cannot cover all individual circumstances. The Social Work Bursary is administered by the NHSBSA (through Student…
Student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having to do a traditional degree, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will unveil plans for a new apprenticeship which could see up to 1,000 apprentice nurses joining the NHS each year. The new role will…
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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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