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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:

Future Healthcare returns to London in 2019

Future Healthcare returns to London in 2019

Future Healthcare is the UK’s only exhibition and conference showcasing healthcare products and services to a global audience. Taking place at Olympia London from 18-19 March 2019, Future Healthcare gathers more than 4,000 buyers from 65 countries for two days of education, networking and cross border purchasing. The event is organised in association with UKIHMA – a strategic partner of Healthcare UK, a UK government trade promotion organisation jointly funded by the Department for International Trade, the Department of Health and NHS England.

Event Director, Dawn Barclay-Ross said: “Gathering thousands of buyers from around the world, Future Healthcare 2019 is a fantastic springboard for suppliers to find new business on the international stage.”

Society’s social care training benefits residents and staff alike

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. 

Safeguarding: steps to identify if a child is in a high-risk environment

Safeguarding in healthcare - a nurse talks to a child

Healthcare professionals will be well aware that identifying when a child is in a high-risk environment is a crucial step in taking action to safeguarding against both abuse and neglect.

There are over 600,000 children in the UK who are living in what is described as a “high-risk” environment. This is a crisis within our child welfare services; therefore, the government is providing £17m of additional funding to inspire organisations like yours to modernise child services by improving information sharing across safeguarding organisations.

Blue Stream Academy

Blue Stream Academy is the UK’s leading provider of eLearning to GP Practices. We offer highly effective online training systems to suit the needs of Nursing and Residential Care Homes, Dental Practices and GP Practices.

With over 45 modules available covering more than 250 topics all of which are RCGP and CPD accredited, we aim to ensure CQC compliance and reduce costs for our customers, each module can work out at as little as 0.99 pence per person per module.

Some of the available modules are:

Being Open
Consent
Deprivation of Liberty
Fire Safety
Infection Control Clinical/Non Clinical
Legionnaire’s Disease
Mental Capacity Act
Nutrition and Hydration
Privacy and Dignity
Safeguarding Adults
Safeguarding Children Levels 1, 2 and 3
Whistleblowing