Training & Recruitment

Wiltshire Farm Foods launches BDA endorsed training

Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK’s number one provider of home-delivered frozen meals, has launched its first British Dietetic Association (BDA) approved CPD training course for healthcare professionals.
 
The free two-hour training course, on the subject of Good Nutrition for Older Adults, is written by Wiltshire Farm Foods’ Registered Dietitian Helen Willis, endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and delivered by Registered Dietitian Sue Baic.

You’ve been hired!

Angela Hurrell considers applicants

When it comes to recruiting new staff, a care group is championing the ongoing involvement of people who use its services in the decision-making process.

 

Regard invites the people they support to sit in on face to face job interviews for staff vacancies as part of a process to identify the best candidate for the role.

 

Along with care users, the service has put together a set of questions and illustrations as pointers as to the kind of questions they might want to ask.

 

At Beudygwyn Farm residential service near Anglesey, Brian Williams, 56, who has an Acquired Brain Injury, played a role in recruiting a new support worker.

 

Preparation is key to creating a stronger healthcare sector

Care suite

A shortage of healthcare professionals is one of the major issues facing today’s National Health Service.

According to recent research by the Royal College of Nurses and Royal College of Midwives, the country requires a further 20,000 nursing staff and 3,500 more midwives to keep pace with increasing demand. Meanwhile, as between seven and ten percent of doctor posts remain vacant, it has also been estimated that by 2025, our ageing population will necessitate an additional 275,000 jobs in the adult social care sector.

Sweettree celebrates 15 years of award-winning exceptional home care

Barry Sweetbaum and Nicki Bones

Award-winning home care services agency SweetTree is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. The company, launched in March 2002 by Founder Barry Sweetbaum and Operations Director Nicki Bones, marked 15 years of providing exceptional care to the elderly and individuals requiring support at home on 29th March 2017. They celebrated with a party for all of the team and carers at the Priory Tavern in Belsize Road, London.

 

Northumbria University – How to get a career in nursing

Nursing is one of the longest-standing professions, with some of its earliest traits being seen from as far back as 300AD. Alongside being long-established, it is also one of the most fulfilling careers you can have. Whether you’re looking to start your career or change your current direction entirely, Northumbria University has created a complete guide to your career in nursing:

Job titles in nursing and yearly salaries*

New online tool set to support healthcare professionals giving palliative care

marie-curie_0.jpgA leading charity has set up a free online tool to help support professionals in the health and social care sector in giving palliative and end of life care. 

This resource has been launched by Marie Curie who has collated a selection of in-depth material on end of life care and made it freely available in a quick and easy to access place. 

Research suggests that some health and social care professionals are not at ease when talking to patients about the dying process, creating a huge barrier between them and the people receiving end of life care. 

The Sound Doctor answers call for better support for dementia patients

Martina Kane, Senior Policy Adviser at the Alzheimer's Society, is one of several leading figures demanding more support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
 
Speaking as the BBC reported that dementia is now the leading cause of death, she said: “It is essential that people have access to the right support and services to help them live well with dementia and that research into better care, treatments and eventually a cure remain high on the agenda."

Do you work in Healthcare and want to progress to a management role? Learn while you earn with Arden University

Do you work in Healthcare and want to progress to a management role? Learn while you earn with Arden University

Have you considered training to take your career in health and social care to the next level, but think you don’t have the time? If so, a degree from Arden University could provide the ideal solution. You can study around your work and life, online 24/7 or at one of our study centres. Enjoy one-to-one academic and student support from enrolment to graduation.

 

 Arden’s BA (Hons) in Healthcare Management

MediEnlist Recruitment

Do you need Nurses / Healthcare Assistants? MediEnlist recruit healthcare staff from the EU for care providers in the UK. Pay only an affordable one off fee and avoid those crippling monthly agency fees!

MediEnlist provide cost effective permanent and temporary recruitment solutions for the health and social care sector. Our health care recruitment process is far more than matching CV’s to job vacancies. MediEnlist aim to reduce the amount of time you spend sifting through CV’s. With a wealth of experience in both nursing and the health care recruitment sectors our team of dedicated professionals work together with your company to ensure the best possible candidates are put forward for your selection process.

Rotherwood Training

Our aim is to deliver engaging courses through online, classroom and bespoke training. We strive to cater for individuals and organisations alike with our scalable packages and license packages. Providing you with the knowledge to exceed expectations, stay compliant and make a difference to the individuals you support. Rotherwood Training - a new standard in healthcare

Care Certificate Discount

To celebrate the launch of Rotherwood Training we’re offering our Care Certificate at a discounted price of £20. Order now to start your learning journey and keep yourself compliant with CQC regulations.

WDF Funding on Care Certificates

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