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Ambition fuels rewarding social care careers

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Mental Health Nurses Day takes place this week (Wednesday 21 February), an opportunity to celebrate the unique contribution nurses and support workers make to the care sector. A registered nurse for more than 20 years, David Wilmott has worked across a number of health and care services. He tells his story of a very rewarding career...

The Messenger Review: a roadmap for great leadership

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The Messenger Review, published in 2022, set out an ambition to review system wide leadership development. It was an opportunity to help the health and social care system strengthen leadership and management across both sectors in England. It was also a way to help people new to their roles to better understand what is expected of them.

Academy hopes for more award winning care

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Care workers with residents in care home

Arron Bolland is the Learning Development and Quality Manager at dementia care provider Vida Healthcare’s training centre, Vida Academy. He explains its role in finding new and innovative ways to support the care workforce with career progression and provide the highest quality of care to residents.

2023: reflections on a busy year for social care nursing

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2023 icon reflecting on the sea

It’s hard to believe another year has passed and there is still so much to do. For social care nursing, we have seen some real changes. We began some great projects in 2023 and we can now look forward with optimism as we work to embed and build on them further in 2024.

Adult social care workforce reform: a meeting of minds

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Care colleague helping resident with walking frame

The CareTech Senior Adults team hosted colleagues from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) recently. This included a meeting to discuss current workforce initiatives for the social care sector and then visiting services to meet with front line staff, managers and those we support.

Black History Month: inspirational lives, inspiring great careers in care

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Christabel Chinonso U worked as a social care nurse when she first came to the UK from Nigeria in 2022. Keen to boost her confidence and be a positive influence, she participated in a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership programme for social care nurses from global majority backgrounds. To mark Black History Month, we are proud to share Christabel’s story.

International Nurses Day: celebrating our values, strengths and ambition

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Social care nurse chatting with resident

This month sees the annual celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. In difficult and uncertain times, celebrating social care nursing's amazing contribution to the health and wellbeing of our communities is more important than ever.

International Women's Day: a message from the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care

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Ethnically diverse social care nurses having a team meeting

International Women’s Day is one of the most important awareness raising events of the year for Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, not least because around 80 percent of people working in the social care profession are women...