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Colin Stevenson of Notable Change, on reducing staff turnover in the care industry

Colin Stevenson, the founder of Notable Change International recruitment and consultancy services, discusses the need for selecting the right candidate through an effective screening process to make the much-needed changes in the care industry…

Currently the care industry as a whole has an extremely high turnover of staff, especially true for the businesses employing care workers.

The usual recruitment process at the moment is: advertise for the role, sift through CVs, carry out credentials and qualifications checks or a reference check, interview, possibly offer a second interview, then a job offer.

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healthcare jobs - two workers look at a screen

Within its ‘Fair Care: A workforce strategy for social care’ report, the Institute for Public Policy and Research has warned that a shortfall of almost 400,000 social care staff could be created in England alone by 2028 as a result of low pay in healthcare jobs and the effects of the UK leaving the European Union.  

We’ve teamed up with Acorn Stairlifts, an award-winning stairlift provider, to highlight that despite the uncertainty, there are many opportunities available for focusing your career around the care industry. Here are five healthcare job roles you could consider…

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The search for nurses

The search for nurses is on. The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 nurses to work in Medicine for Older People across two separate city hospital sites.

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Care Home Support and Training

At Care Home Support and Training we work with Managers, Nominated Individuals and Providers to meet and exceed the regulatory requirements.

Expectations on social care services mean that Managers and Providers can sometimes feel overwhelmed with what appears to be increasing demands and ever changing requirements.  Care Home Support and Training work with you, offering professional support and expertise to find creative solutions to your challenges and problems.

We have a small team, with over 45 years of experience in health and social care. We offer a personalised service, specific to your needs, whether that is training in the fundamental standards, how to improve your CQC rating, streamlining documentation or policies …. or any care home challenges that you may face.

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Y/Our Future Recruitment Social Care Workers

Y/Our Future is a new recruitment campaign launched today that unites five major health and social care employers - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, LOROS Hospice, Rutland County Council and Leicester City Council - in a bid to recruit doctors, nurses and health and social care workers to work in hospitals, hospices and in communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Together, the partners have a 38,000-strong workforce.

Y/Our Future aims to promote Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as a leading career destination for health and social care professionals, with great career and lifestyle opportunities. 

While each of the partners has individual recruitment needs, by joining forces their vision is for recruitment to be more effective and affordable. The initiative also creates an attractive opportunity for recruits to build their careers across the partner organisations and for the partners to deliver more joined-up services to local people.

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Michael Johnson-Ellis of Healthier Recruitment on career progression for nurses

Michael Johnson-Ellis, one of the managing directors of Healthier Recruitment – an agency that fills vacancies for NHS, private and third sector healthcare organisations with permanent staff only – discusses career development…

With services under pressure, tighter budgets and a lack of staff and resources, many nurses and carers report feeling stunted with regard to professional development. However, there are a number of things you can do to progress your career regardless of the external situation.

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Royal Alfred's Anne Kasey on social care training

Anne Kasey, Home Manager and Clinical Lead for maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, discusses the importance of investing in training in the social care sector and how it benefits residents…

It doesn’t matter which sector one operates in – having the right staff for the job is paramount to the success of any business. In the social care industry, this is more important than anywhere as staff are fundamental to the health and wellbeing of residents and have a duty of care to fulfil. 

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nursing mental health

At a time when professionals working within the care arena are faced with the prospect of having to do more for less thanks, in part, to budget cuts across the board, many are reassessing their current positions and seeing what career opportunities are available within the health arena.

So what are the top nursing roles we are seeing at the moment and what do they entail?