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An optical assistant is an entry-level job available at most high street opticians, e.g. Specsavers. Optical assistants take care of routine tasks such as making appointments, ordering glasses and...

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In health and social care we must consider the factors that affect our health outcomes. If we take a holistic approach, we must consider the physical, intellectual, emotional and social aspects of...

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On the 1st October 2023 a new organisation was established called the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB). It describes itself as 'a fully independent arm’s length body of the...

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Dietetic assistants work with dieticians and the dietetic team, to support individuals with dietary and nutrition problems.

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On 19th October 2023, Ofsted published results of their annual survey asking children and young people about their experiences of children’s social care.

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In 2022, comedian and TV presenter Rhod Gilbert was diagnosed with cancer. He decided to film his journey. This documentary for SU2C (Stand Up to Cancer), is a very honest and emotional and also...

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Advocacy means giving an individual support to help them express their views and wishes, and help them to stand up for their rights. Someone who helps an individual in this way is called an advocate.

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You may have heard that chicken soup is good for the soul. Or perhaps your mum or gran makes you chicken soup if you are sick. In fact, chicken soup and all its variations is recommended in various...

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At the weekend we changed the time - we moved from British Summer Time (BST) back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Did it have much of an impact on you? Perhaps you appreciated the extra hour in bed...

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Earlier this month ‘The Maternal Mental Health Experiences of Young Mums’ report was published , shining a light on the urgent needs of young mums in the UK.

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend a book signing and Q&A with Dr Nighat Arif. Dr Arif is a GP that specialises in women's health - you may recognise her from TV, as she regularly appears...

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Working as part of the ambulance service, call handlers and emergency medical dispatchers deal with emergency calls from the public and make sure that the right help reaches people as soon as...

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Happy Friday, especially if you are bilingual!

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The primary role of a phlebotomist, is to take blood samples.

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Daisy Maskell is a KISS FM radio DJ and a long-term insomniac. She has found it difficult to sleep for as long as she can remember. Insomnia is a particular issue for young people and since...

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Palliative care assistants are healthcare assistants that provide specialist and end of life care and support to patients and their families.

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13th October 2023

The GoodSAM app

The GoodSAM app is a smartphone app that is contributing to saving the lives of individuals experiencing cardiac arrest across the world. It is in use in the UK and Australia.

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If you have ever had surgery in an NHS hospital, the team that looked after you before, during and after surgery probably included an operating department practitioner (ODP).

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4th October 2023

Kinship Care Week

The theme for this year's Kinship Care Week is to #DoOneThing to raise awareness and keep kinship care in the spotlight.

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3rd October 2023

Stoptober

Stoptober is a month long, national campaign to encourage smokers to quit. It has taken place every October since 2012. The principal aim of the campaign is to encourage smokers to try quitting...

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