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SEP 21/2018

A day in the life of a care worker – Francesca Papantoniou

The typical day of a care worker is very diverse, with no two care packages the same. To highlight the differences between care requirements and to show how a care worker must adapt to each service user, we’ve interviewed Francesca Papantoniou, a care worker of seven years.

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SEP 14/2018

Sarah Palmer: I received care at home and wanted to give something back

Sarah needed care at home following the birth of her son. She was so grateful for the care that she received that she decided to become a homecare worker and support others within their own homes. This is Sarah's story.

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SEP 12/2018

How homecare workers can help reduce the effects of a cold winter on the elderly

When we grow older, our bodies become less proficient at adapting to hot or cold weather. Not being able to adjust so efficiently can lead to health problems, sometimes serious, which is why it’s so important to take care of those who are more vulnerable during colder climates. This article offers homecare workers some top tips to ensure that they keep service users safe, warm and away from ill health. 

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SEP 12/2018

The importance of communication in homecare

As we get older, weaker and start to lose contact with those that are close to us, we depend more on social interaction to prevent loneliness. This article highlights why communication is so important in homecare and suggests ways in which homecare workers can aid the prevention of isolation.

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SEP 12/2018

Lindsay Lee: My role as a SAMS Care Worker

In 2009, Lindsay joined the Medacs Healthcare, Homecare team in Manchester where she works as a stabilise and make safe (SAMS) care worker. Now, following nine years’ of service within the team, we caught up with Lindsay to ask her about the most rewarding and challenging parts of the job.

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SEP 12/2018

Linda Jones: “The most rewarding thing about homecare? There’s too many to mention”

Following a short period within a role she found unfulfilling, Linda discovered homecare. This is Linda’s story…

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JUL 11/2018

NHS Safety Alert: Restriction Period of Vaginal Mesh

On the 10 July 2018, the NHS Improvement and NHS England issued a letter to all acute trust CEO’s and medical directors on a high vigilance restriction period regarding vaginal mesh. The correspondence details a pause in the use of the surgical mesh / tape with immediate effect, with trusts requiring to support patients affected. Please see the letter in full here...

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JUL 03/2018

NHS Quiz

It's the birthday week of our beloved NHS! What better way to inject even more fun into the ‘Big 7Tea’ fundraising office parties that are happening across our UK offices than with a general knowledge quiz all about the NHS?! Everyone’s welcome to take part — staff, candidates and clients alike! To join in the fun, pick a quiz-master and get them to either: Download the quiz questions (only PDF), print and distribute among your group for a classic quiz experience, or, to save paper, copy and paste the questions on this page and email to your group...

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JUN 13/2018

Why There Has Never been a Better Time to Work in the UK as a Family Doctor

This year, the NHS announced that it was going to be investing £2.4 billion a year into general practice from now until 2021. With this, the UK will be recruiting at least 2,000 qualified overseas doctors into GP practices. But the availability of GP jobs and money aren’t the only reasons why there’s never been a better time to work in the UK as a family doctor.This year, the NHS announced that it was going to be investing £2.4 billion a year into general practice from now until 2021. With this, the UK will be recruiting at least 2,000 qualified overseas doctors into GP practices. But the availability of GP jobs and money aren’t the only reasons why there’s never been a better time to work in the UK as a family doctor.

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MAY 10/2018

Why OET is the Best Exam for International Doctors Moving to the UK

For thousands of overseas doctors looking to move to the UK to work for the NHS, deciding which language test to complete can often be confusing. Especially with little prior knowledge. For any doctor from a non-British speaking country wanting to work in the UK, it is required by the General Medical Council (GMC) that you pass an English language exam. Prior to February 2018, there was only one option: the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — a non-medical English language test...

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