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NOV 28/2018

Identifying and preventing elderly malnutrition

With an estimated 1.3 million people over 65 suffering from malnutrition1, undernourishment is a widespread problem in the UK and one that costs the health and social care system over £19.6 billion each year2. This article helps people to identify malnutrition and highlights ways to prevent it.

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OCT 09/2018

Taking care of your mental health in later life

As we grow older we often think to take more care of our physical health rather than both our physical and mental health. Retirement, staying healthy and active, finances, mobility and independence can all effect our mental well-being. There may also be the worry of our loved ones’ health, being widowed or divorced, gaining a physical disability, illness or fear of loneliness and isolation when living on your own. This article explores some of the mental health challenges in later life and offers advice for keeping a healthy mind.

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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 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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MAY 02/2018

Challenge yourself to a higher standard of living

If you’ve ever considered the idea of living and working in Australia or New Zealand, the response from anyone who has already made the move is likely to be ‘well, what are you waiting for?’. Beautiful scenery, amazing weather, great employment opportunities, relaxed way of life. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Surely these countries tick all the boxes?!...

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SEP 12/2017

Celebrate Nursing

We launched a new campaign two months ago to support our nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs). Find out more about our ‘Celebrate Nursing’ campaign and how you can get involved.

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APR 25/2017

Relocating to the UK with my family

We helped registered Nurse Manny and his family relocate to the UK last year. Manny currently works in the cardiology department at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more about his experience of working and living in the UK.

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APR 03/2017

Relocating from the Philippines: Jennilyn’s experience of UK nursing

Pre-registered Nurse Jennilyn Tiu relocated from the Philippines to work at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Jennilyn started her induction on 23 January and we caught up with her to find out how she is settling into her new role.

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MAR 24/2017

The reality of working as a mental health nurse in a prison

We caught up with Nurse Dean who gives us an insight into his role and tells us what it is really like to work as a mental health nurse in a prison.

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