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Nearly 200 former nurses and midwives are expected to return to practice this year – more than double the aim of a Scottish Government-funded scheme. Over 40 participants have already completed Return to Practice programmes in 2015, allowing them to retrain and re-enter the nursing and midwifery workforce. The Public…
Student nurses and midwives are set to stage a protest over the Government's "crushing" decision to scrap bursaries. Hundreds are expected to gather outside the Department of Health on Wednesday to march against Chancellor George Osborne's announcement that bursaries are to be replaced with loans. The plan was unveiled in…
New strengthened training standards for healthcare support workers in the Welsh NHS have been unveiled by the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. Healthcare support workers make up a large part of the NHS Wales workforce, working alongside nurses and other healthcare professionals. The new framework will apply…
Fast-tracking people through social work will not address the problems of recruitment and retention for the profession, according to a Plymouth University academic. Di Galpin, Academic lead in social work, said the greatest change has to come from changing the culture of the job, including tackling issues of blame, high…
Experts in dementia studies from the University of Bradford have modernised Health Education England online dementia courses - ensuring the perspective and experience of people living with dementia and their family members is central to the learning. The modules, which can be accessed remotely, include a range of research and…
Skills for Health (SfH) has published the second in its Working Paper series, analysing what needs to be done to create a high quality sustainable support workforce in the UK’s health sector. The paper ‘How can we act now to create a high quality workforce in the UKs health sector’…
Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health are working in partnership to support workforce development to enable people who display behaviour which challenges to be supported well in their local communities. Working together to support the Transforming Care Programme, this funding will make a significant contribution to…
The University of Strathclyde and Centre For Excellence In Looked After Children In Scotland (CELCIS) are once again running their popular Caring for Vulnerable Children course in January. The course, provided in partnership with Future Learn, aims to develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for…
Goldsmiths University is today hosting the launch of the South East London Teaching Partnership, which aims to create a space where social work practitioners and academics can share their experiences and openly debate best practice. The nine-month pilot, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of…
Skills for Care have produced a comprehensive resource providing case studies, careers advice and video information on the wealth of opportunities a career in care can offer. If you want a career where you can progress, feel secure, and get an enormous sense of personal achievement from knowing you are…
Today sees the launch of a training programme that will improve the skills of staff and volunteers who provide support to people providing end of life care for a relative or friend at home. The programme has been developed by Professor Jane Seymour, Dr Beth Hardy and Dr Glenys Caswell…
Sheffield Hallam University is teaming up with St Luke's Hospice to launch a free online course supporting health and social care workers in providing palliative or end of life care. The Sheffield Hallam Open Online Course (SHOOC®) will provide a flexible learning opportunity based on conversations about death and dying,…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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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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