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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

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 70th Anniversary 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

13 Reasons to Work in the NHS as an Overseas Nurse

Working in the UK’s beloved National Health Service (NHS) as an overseas nurse has many benefits. Not only will you work in one of the world’s leading healthcare systems, you will also be providing high-quality care that is freely accessible to everyone in the UK. But working in the NHS as an overseas nurse isn’t only about prestige. As an overseas nurse in the UK, you will have the respect of the nation, as well as a healthy pay and benefits package. By partnering with Medacs Healthcare, you’ll get help with every aspect of the move to the UK...

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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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