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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places to boost numbers of home-grown NHS staff as Britain leaves the EU. The additional 5,000 places will bring the number of undergraduate study opportunities to 25,850 in 2018/19, around 15,000 up from 2015. Mr Hunt called it…
About 2,600 training places for nurses and midwives will be created over the next four years, the Scottish Government has announced. Ministers had already pledged 1,000 extra places during this Parliament, with a further 1,600 now added to that. The places are part of a plan to strengthen the NHS…
Meet 11-year old Rosie, the animated child character at the centre of myCourtroom – an interactive social work training simulation developed by Cafcass and Kent University. Rosie’s father has made an initial private law application for her to live with him. As the case progresses, Rosie speaks unfettered to the…
Britain needs to recruit and train 1.6 million low-skilled health and social care workers up to 2022, more than any other job in the country, as part of a post-Brexit action plan for the sector, a think tank has said. The IPPR said around 55,000 social care workers are EU…
The Skills for Health Level 2 Certificate in Care Qualification is a new qualification to support the delivery of the Care Certificate, brought to you by SFJ Awards. The qualification is aimed at the 1.3 million frontline staff who are not registered nurses but who now deliver the bulk of…
A computer game enabling trainee social workers to immerse themselves in a wide range of challenging situations is among a range of initiatives being developed by the University of Huddersfield, backed by the Departments of Health and Education, million-pound Social Work Teaching Partnerships. The major new policy of creating Social…
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales. 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales' has been developed in partnership by the…
The NHS should train medics to prevent autistic people from feeling they get inadequate treatment, an inquiry has found. The Westminster Commission on Autism called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to remind clinical commissioning groups of obligations to ensure staff have the skills to support autistic people. An estimated 700,000…
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