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Getting to know: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

By Amy Williamson on 10/12/18
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Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, the Portsmouth team pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

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Why Be An AHP? Interview With A Pharmacist

By Amy Williamson on 20/11/18
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Allied Health Professionals, also known as AHP’s, are the third largest workforce in the NHS. The majority are degree level professions and the sector includes a number of different roles such as Dietitians, Occupational therapists, Osteopaths, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, and Radiographers. Almost all the roles are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), apart from Osteopaths who are regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (GOC).

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5 tips for your first shift on a new ward

By Amy Williamson on 08/11/18

When you work in healthcare you will face new challenges daily; it’s the nature of the job. Working bank, you might understand this more than most, as you could be working across a real variety of wards, locations and teams. Not all challenges are bad, though. Bank offers you a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, develop your network and continue to grow professionally through new experiences.

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CQC Inspections – How YOU can prepare

By Amy Williamson on 20/08/18

The Care Quality Commission – or CQC as it is known - is the independent regulator of health and social care providers in England. Their purpose is to register and monitor these services to make sure they are providing safe, compassionate and high-quality care. You can find out more about them and their values here.

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Left-Handed Awareness Day – The Truth About “Southpaw” Surgeons

By Amy Williamson on 10/08/18
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Today is Left-Handed Awareness Day. A day where left-handed people around the world reflect on the struggles they face dealing with a world designed for right handed people. Sometimes referred to by the slang name “southpaws”, left-handed people make up 10% of the world’s populations and are much more likely to be men than women.

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