How can nurses and carers progress their careers?

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.
Here are some potential pathways to development:

Carer of the year announced at national awards


A university educated Lithuanian mother who swapped a desk job for care has been named Carer of the Year at the inaugural Bluebird Care Awards. 
Egidija Indrasuite, from Twickenham, who moved to England a decade ago with her husband and twin 11-year-old boys beat thousands to get the top award. 
She holds a degree in English and Business and formerly worked as an office administrator at a recruitment firm before deciding to become a care assistant with Bluebird Care six years ago. 
At a special afternoon tea hosted at Fortnum and Mason in London yesterday, she was chosen by a panel of independent judges from six regional winners picked from thousands of care assistants at more than 180 Bluebird Care franchises across the UK.