Healthcare Education & Training

The medical school trying to become anti-racist

The medical school trying to become anti-racist EVA LARKAI A major British medical school is leading the drive to eliminate what it calls "inherent racism" in the way doctors are trained in the UK. The University of Bristol Medical School says urgent action is needed to examine why teaching predominantly focuses on how illnesses affect white people above all other sections of the population. It comes after students pushed for reform, saying gaps in their training left them ill-prepared to treat ethnic minority [...]

Coronavirus: Student nurses ‘scared but excited’ as they enter workforce early

Coronavirus: Student nurses 'scared but excited' as they enter workforce early. Thousands of student nurses have volunteered to fast-track their studies so they can help the NHS deal with the coronavirus. Student nurse Emily Woodridge says she is nervous about the "unknown" Volunteer student nurses are "scared but excited" to join the NHS frontline, as more than 15,000 prepare to start work in UK hospitals in the next few weeks. Last month, the government called on second and final-year nursing and midwifery students [...]

Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer. Calculated results for qualifications used for progression to higher and further education. Arrangements for other qualifications to be issued after Easter. The period since the Secretary of State for Education announced exams and assessments would be cancelled this summer to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been unsettling for all students and learners, including those taking vocational and technical courses. We welcome the direction the Education Secretary has issued to Ofqual today (9 April 2020), [...]

CPD: Advanced practice – a place at the table for OH nurses?

CPD: Advanced practice – a place at the table for OH nurses? Shutterstock The role of an expert occupational health nurse is complex and demanding, meaning OHNs are potentially prime candidates to achieve the status of “advanced practice”. However, as Professor Anne Harriss argues, the nursing “credentialing” process is currently stacked against the specialty – and things need to change. Occupational health (OH) nursing is a unique specialism within the nursing family. Unlike the practice of most nursing colleagues, occupational health nurses [...]

Coronavirus: 9 key points from the government’s apprenticeships guidance

Coronavirus: 9 key points from the government’s apprenticeships guidance. The government has this evening released a package of measures that it hopes will help apprenticeship training providers amid the coronavirus pandemic. It also applies to apprentices, employers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers. Here are the key points from the guidance: 1. No funding support The government appears to offer no funding support for apprenticeship training providers during the crisis. Its guidance says providers will only continue to be paid “retrospectively for the training they have [...]