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The number of students seeking help for mental ill-health has increased by nearly 50% in the past four years, according to new figures. NUS Scotland described the 47% rise in those trying to access mental health support services in the four years to 2014/15 as "incredibly worrying". The union has…
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 University of Dundee have announced details of an Open Evening detailing their forthcoming programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Education & Social Work will host the event which will take place on Wednesday 4 May, 4.30pm - 6.30pm at the University's Dalhousie Building. You'll find out…
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…
Skills for Health have announced that the first successful transition of healthcare support workers to students on pre-registration nursing degrees has been accomplished at Health Education England-Wessex. The Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education, is part of the Bridging Programme, which has been developed as a new qualification designed…
Brunel University London are hosting an online webinar on Thursday 21 April 5.30-6.30pm for students interested in Occupational Thearpy BSc, one of the longest-established in the UK and highly rated for its excellence in teaching. You’ll experience the following: Dr Gail Eva will give you more details about the programme,…
A recent National Conference & Graduation event saw 97 health and social service professionals from across Scotland graduate to become Dementia Champions. The Dementia Champion graduates are the sixth group to complete the programme and bring the number of Dementia Champions in Scotland to around 600. Each Champion is dedicated…
A Christian social work student has been expelled from his course after voicing anti-gay marriage opinions on Facebook. Felix Ngole, 38, was a second-year masters student at Sheffield University when he shared a Facebook post saying "I stand with Kim Davis" - the American county clerk who was jailed for…
Student nurses and midwives turned out in their thousands as they marched from St Thomas's Hospital to Whitehall to make their protest against the scrapping of bursaries heard opposite Downing Street. They were supported in their fight to keep bursaries by Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and shadow health secretary…
Scrapping grants for student nurses risks preventing the next Florence Nightingale or Edith Cavell from emerging, ministers have been warned. Labour's Wes Streeting, a former president of the National Union of Students, said it would be a "tragedy" if people were discouraged from emulating the notable nurses from Britain's history…
The NHS risks a shortage of nurses if it shirks hard choices, the Health Secretary has said, as students protest against the Government's decision to scrap nursing bursaries. Jeremy Hunt said the decision to replace bursaries with loans in 2017 had to be taken for financial reasons and, if done…
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…
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