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One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform mental health care across the UK. Bangor University has responded…
As Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach to the apprenticeship levy is a big leap forward for social care... When I first heard about the UK…
Around one in three parents do not know if their child is being taught by a qualified early years teacher, according to a poll. The majority of mothers and fathers would rather their youngster was taught by someone who specialises in early years education, while many think that ministers should…
Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two events, taking place on Wednesday 1 March, at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8pm. All prospective students…
Queens University Belfast are to host an open morning on their Post Qualifying courses offering pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy and Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health) and the Cognitive Behavioural Programme. The morning will take place on Wednesday 22…
The Government has been urged to row back on "disastrous" plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives. Former shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the decision to replace bursaries with student loans had resulted in a "worrying" 23% drop in applications from prospective nursing students. Ministers had previously…
Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care in mental health services. The Department of Health commissioned the framework…
Students are turning their backs on nursing degrees in the wake of a Government decision to axe NHS bursaries, official figures suggest. Almost 10,000 fewer would-be nurses in England have applied for courses linked to the profession - nearly a quarter less than at the same point last year. Nursing…
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