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Skills for Health has announced that the new Apprenticeships for Healthcare Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners have been approved for delivery by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). This approval brings the availability of employer designed Apprenticeships one step closer with Standards and Assessment Plans available for you…
A new "nursing associate" role to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and fully qualified nurses has been given the green light. Health Education England (HEE) said that there was "real appetite" for the role following a consultation. HEE said 1,000 students will start training for the new role in…
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…
It was around this time last year that I first read about the Step Up to Social Work Programme in my local newspaper. I had worked in a good range of different Health and Social Care roles and was fostering at the time, but wanted a professional qualification which would…
Almost half (44%) of the British public have either had or are going through a ‘life crisis’, a poll recently commissioned by The Open University has revealed. To help people restore their personal balance, The Open University is urging people to discover their ‘Plan P - their ‘Passion Plan’ -…
Become a care home manager? No thanks. National Living Wage, increased regulation and challenging legal framework add up to a role that one wants... While the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) poses the biggest financial challenge for care home operators during 2016, it is part of a much…
A £5,000 joining bonus, extra holidays, discounted wine and free food and booze are among the perks being offered by some firms, according to a new study. A survey by jobs site Glassdoor found that other benefits included an annual outing to the cinema for staff and their families, free…
Setting long term career goals is by far the best way to guide your career into the future that you want. By setting your sights on where you want to be five, ten and even twenty years from now, you can assure yourself that you will be walking down the…
There has been a 20% leap in the numbers of Health and Social Care Apprenticeships to 84,300 up from 70,080 the year before. The provisional numbers from the Government’s Statistical First Release for 2014/15 also revealed that the numbers of Care Leadership and Management Higher Apprenticeships had more than doubled…
One in four 18 to 24-year-olds failed to identify Florence Nightingale as a nurse in a survey that also revealed that one in five people would not choose to go into the profession as they feel nurses are unappreciated. Just one in five (22%) said they had thought about who…
The demand for nursing, medical and care staff has reached an all-time high over the past year acording to a new report published today. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said health workers were in big demand in January with the report stating they were "the most in-demand permanent staff…
Social Care organisations appear to offer more opportunities for progression, yet fewer people are climbing the career ladder within just one organisation, according to new research from recruiter Randstad Care. A survey of 2,000 UK staff revealed that the average social care organisation contains 5.7 layers of management, compared to…
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