Careers Health & Social Care 

Considering nursing: should you join a troubled NHS ?

On the 17th January 2018 the BBC had the following headline: “NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year“.  The BBC reports that leavers outnumbered joiners by 3,000 last year, the biggest gap over the five-year period. Nurses are leaving in a large part due to the pressures resulting from low staffing levels. The freeze on pay over the years certainly hasn’t helped as a higher salary may help.  It appears that nurses leaving the NHS are joining the private sector, such as agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and private hospitals. Some…

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Careers Health & Social Care 

Careers in Health and Social Care

Do you want to be in a caring and supporting role where you job is helping people? If so, a career in healthcare or social care may be the right career for you. The types of roles and specialisms within the health sector vary. You may wish to take a leading role such a nursing, being a doctor or social worker. There are also plenty of vital supporting roles which you may prefer. First of all, what is healthcare and what is social care? Healthcare is the act of taking preventative…

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