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How to prepare for an interview in health and social care

If you have finished your health care training, chances are you are looking for your first entry-level position. Looking for employment within the industry is not as difficult as you might be expecting. Our useful tips will give you all the guidance you need to help you search for opportunities and how to prepare for […]

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Oral suction saves lives: why skills matter

Knowing how to carry out suction on a patient struggling to breathe can undoubtedly save a life. The machines to help facilitate this become more advanced all the time. However, the skills and intuition required to use the equipment correctly also need to be regularly updated and reinforced. Why suction is needed The increasing numbers […]

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Personal Health Budgets – What Are They and How Can They Help?

Understanding personal health budgets and individual needs Personal Health Budgets are designed to give patients who have “opted in” much greater control over their health care provision. In essence they have opportunities to benefit from more “person-centred” care. For this system to work, the individual needs to be comfortable with how the Personal Health Budgets […]

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What is breakaway training?

What is breakaway training? In any line of work, there comes a time when confrontation is inevitable. Most of the time this manifests itself verbally. Sometimes, however, physical confrontations can arise. Some sectors, in particular the care sector, are more prone to physical confrontations and no matter how hard you try to resolve problematic issues, […]

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Complex Care

Complex care What is complex care? In brief, complex care, also known as long-term care or continuing care, is given to patients with significant, continuing healthcare issues such as chronic illness and disabilities that can arise after receiving hospital treatment. These health care issues could include brain damage, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, […]

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What training do I need to become a carer?

What training do I need to be a carer? With so many vulnerable people in society, from young children to disabled adults, carers play such an important role in many families around the UK. Although being a caring is a lot of hard work and dedication it is immensely rewarding. So, if you’re looking to […]

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Things you need to know about first aid legal requirements

Things you need to know about first aid legal requirements What is first aid? It’s inevitable that people will suffer injuries or become ill at work, whether work related or not. If this happens then, as an employer, it is your responsibility to tend to them straight away and, if necessary, ring for an ambulance […]

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7 things to know about the Care Certificate

7 things you need to know about The Care Certificate Are you thinking of doing The Care Certificate? Here are eight things you should probably know before you start. 1. The Care Certificate is a set of standards Social care and health workers use a set of standards set out in The Care Certificate throughout […]

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Medication in Care

Medication in care We’ve all heard of it and almost all of us have taken it in one form or another which is why it’s important to properly understand what it is, how it’s used and what its effects are on us and those we care about. Furthermore, when you consider that between 20-50% of […]

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What is Safeguarding?

What is Safeguarding? Safeguarding is a term that relates to protecting children, people under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults, from harm and is specifically relevant to companies or individuals working to deliver care in a variety of forms. It also relates to the promotion of child welfare, protecting the vulnerable from maltreatment and […]

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