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A survey led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Website (SHSCT) has identified demand and content for a Community Development Training Programme in the Professionals in Practice (PiP) Framework for Social Work. Community Development is a requirement for undergraduate social workers. The SHSCT, through a steering group comprising…
A series of fast-track health care degrees have been launched by the University of Derby to help combat the UK-wide shortage of nurses, diagnostic radiographers and sonographers. The University has developed three new masters degrees; MSc Diagnostic Radiography, MSc Adult Nursing and a Medical Ultrasound MSc, in partnership with Derby…
The Open University are to host a free seminar on Friday 3rd June looking at the latest research on men who care for children. 'Father figures: Research and practice with men who care for children' will take place at the Open University Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes and places…
A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to educate anyone interested in learning more about autism, Asperger’s and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been launched by the University of Derby. The course titled ‘Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD’ is designed to teach those interested in learning more about the classification, assessment…
Ministers are taking "one hell of a risk" by assuming application rates for healthcare students will remain stable once NHS bursaries are scrapped, Labour has said. Shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander insisted it is "dangerous" for the Government to believe its plans to replace bursaries with loans will have a…
The Kings Fund have released details of a new cohort of their transformational five-week programme for senior leaders in health and social care – public, private, third sector – who are and who want to be system leaders. The Top Manager Programme (TMP) has a 30-year history of developing senior…
The National Skills Academy (NSA) for Health has announced a further six healthcare organisations and training providers have successfully achieved the Skills for Health Quality Mark. Administered by the NSA for Health, the Quality Mark defines and endorses superior delivery of learning and training that healthcare employers need for a…
The National Skills Academy for Health have announced details of a free webinar taking place on 20 May to explore the Dementia Fellowship programme and how it could help improve the quality of dementia care. The Dementia Fellowship (DF) programme offers participants the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills…
On the week the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force, a series of new resources has been added to the Care Council for Wales' Information & Learning Hub. They include the first materials for the fifth core training module, Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Individuals…
The Department of Health has announced an additional £10 million in funding to a scheme training graduates to become social workers in community mental health teams. The fast-track scheme run by charity Think Ahead aims to recruit 300 graduates by 2018 to work with nurses and psychiatrists. Graduates will receive…
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received more than £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for research that aims to increase the safety and well-being of victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence In diverse Domestic Environments (REPROVIDE)…
Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring. Glasgow Caledonian University, working in partnership with the University of Dundee, are delivering the CSWO postgraduate diploma which is specifically for those currently in the CSWO…
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Dress for success

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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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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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