What it takes to be a Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are a vital part of the nursing and healthcare profession, supporting in hospitals or community settings, such as GP surgeries and nursing homes. HCAs can work with various different people and places such as within the criminal justice system, helping those with mental health and learning difficulties as well as supporting Registered […]

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Expert claims “the loser is the NHS” when it comes to privatisation

Professor of Health Policy and Management dissects the current healthcare scene With constant re-structures and changes hitting the NHS full force, healthcare services have been struggling with organisational adjustments as well as fighting a losing battle with target times as both A&E and surgery teams come under the spotlight. David J Hunter, a professor of Health Policy and […]

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Labour aim to put ‘people before profit’ in NHS

Key speech by shadow health secretary focuses on end of life care Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has promised voters that Labour will “rescue a shattered service” , saying the NHS will be at the forefront of Labour’s election campaign. Speaking about the “personal to you and your family” ethos Labour wants to adopt with the NHS, Mr Burnham […]

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Will patients be charged for NHS services?

King’s Fund member explains why charging for healthcare should be a no go area King’s Fund member and social policy professor Julian Le Grand has spoken out against the idea of charging for healthcare services, instead advocating a “a single pathway of care with a single ring fenced budget and a single commissioner.”  Long opposing the […]

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Can Labour ‘save and transform’ the NHS?

Labour leader pledges to turn around health services Labour’s Ed Miliband has vowed to “save and transform”  the NHS, planning to reveal more details in due course. Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham is also due to speak about what a £2.5 billion annual funding boost could mean for patients, although Mr Miliband has already stated that […]

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Healthcare recruitment needs to add value

The tides are changing within the NHS and the seasonal ebb and flow is in full swing right now, as the unending winter pressures begin to escalate further in the run up to the approaching festivities at Christmas. With senior management tightening purse strings relentlessly, savings are high on the NHS agenda, so it is […]

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REC support healthcare specialist recruitment agencies

Specialist recruitment agencies such as Total Assist Group, defined as playing a ‘crucial role’ in industry staffing With NHS budgets running on empty, it’s no surprise that they are looking to cut costs where they can to introduce necessary savings to reinvest into patient care. However, The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Director of Policy and […]

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