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A day in the life of a care home nurse

A day in the life of a care home nurse

Marie Ancsell, a Registered Nurse, reveals what it is like to work for Encore Care Homes. Working here feels less like a job and more of a pleasure. This is down to the very supportive team and warm ambience I experience throughout the care homes. Encore’s staff are so passionate about what they do and […]

4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

Award-winning student nurse praised by Blaina care home

A nursing student, who spent a six week university placement at a care home in south Wales, has been commended for her dedication with two university awards. Ambitious Daniella Crawford, a student at the University of South Wales, spent six weeks at Cwm Celyn Care Home in Blaina earlier this year as part of her […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in care homes

Care England a body for independent care providers, has welcomed the launch of Teaching Care Home Impact Report. This suite of reports sums up the Teaching Care Home Programme; ground-breaking, nurse-led pilots to improve the learning environment for staff working in homes, undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and all learning placements in care homes.    Professor Martin […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Could devolved Manchester provide model for the future of the NHS?

Could devolved Manchester provide model for the future of the NHS?

The House of Lords Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS will next week take evidence from the leaders of the new Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the devolved body that who now controls a £6bn annual budget to deliver health and social care in Greater Manchester.   The Committee will explore […]

25th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home nurse celebrates twenty years of caring

Care home nurse celebrates twenty years of caring

A nurse at a Catterick Garrison nursing home for the elderly was treated to a surprise party to celebrate her two decades of service to the home and its residents.   Helen McFarlane-Stevens has worked at Rosedale Nursing Home, which provides permanent and respite care for up to 63 people with nursing, residential and dementia-related […]

9th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Community nursing and increased responsibilities for those in the Primary Care sector

Community nursing and increased responsibilities for those in the Primary Care sector

It’s no secret that the NHS, as it nears the end of its seventh decade, is under unprecedented pressure. Growing financial problems, a nursing shortage and the junior doctor contract dispute are just the tip of the iceberg; as a population we’re rightly concerned about this most treasured of institutions. Many have argued that one […]

25th August 2016 | By | Reply More
South coast care provider hosts conference to celebrate nursing

South coast care provider hosts conference to celebrate nursing

South Coast operator Colten Care brought together nearly 100 team members for a celebration of nursing.   Among the participants at the one-day conference were more than 70 RGNs representing all 20 homes run by the family-owned group.   Held at the AFC Bournemouth football stadium, the event was designed to encourage nurses to develop […]

30th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Break for cake as Colten Care celebrates International Nurses Day

Break for cake as Colten Care celebrates International Nurses Day

Practising and retired nurses reflected on their careers as a family-owned care home operator celebrated International Nurses Day.   Nursing staff at all 20 Colten Care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex shared their thoughts with residents and visitors over homemade cakes baked specially for the occasion by the company’s chefs.   Each nurse […]

13th May 2016 | By | Reply More
New clinical lead for Local Care Force

New clinical lead for Local Care Force

Yorkshire’s leading Nursing, Social and Homecare agency Local Care Force has further strengthened its position with the appointment of a second Clinical Lead Nurse, Christine Grange. With over 35 years experience working for the NHS, Christine will fulfill her role at Local Care Force whilst continuing her work for the NHS as a District Nurse, […]

19th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Care England Responds to MAC review of nurses on the Shortage Occupation List

Care England Responds to MAC review of nurses on the Shortage Occupation List

Care England Responds to MAC review of nurses on the Shortage Occupation List     On the day that the Home Affairs Committee’s publishes its fifth session report on Immigration and Skills shortages, which supports keeping nurses on the Shortage Occupation List, Care England has responded to the Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence.   […]

20th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Care England welcomes intermediary nursing role, but advises DH to extend and collaborate

Care England welcomes intermediary nursing role, but advises DH to extend and collaborate

Care England welcomes intermediary nursing role, but advises DH to extend and collaborate   Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England says:   “The announcement of the Department of Health’s intention to create a nursing associate role is welcome to the care sector. However, several initiatives to create a hybrid, or intermediary role […]

19th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Chief Nursing Officer for England visits Northumbria to meet nursing students

Chief Nursing Officer for England visits Northumbria to meet nursing students

The Chief Nursing Officer for England has visited Northumbria University to meet with nursing students and lecturers and discuss the opportunities for nursing in the future. Jane Cummings visited Northumbria’s Clinical Skills Centre at its Coach Lane Campus, where courses in Healthcare and Public Health and Wellbeing subjects are taught. Ms Cummings delivered a lecture […]

3rd November 2015 | By | Reply More
Nurses and Carers invited to Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical ‘The Girls’ at Leeds Grand Theatre

Nurses and Carers invited to Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical ‘The Girls’ at Leeds Grand Theatre

Nurses and carers can enjoy a free sneak preview of the new Gary Barlow and Tim Firth musical The Girls on November Saturday 14. Complimentary tickets to a dress rehearsal of the new show, premiering to Leeds Grand Theatre in November, will be given away at the theatre’s box office in New Briggate at 10am […]

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