Category: Health Sciences

COVID-19 and You: Our Tips for Stronger Mental Health this Winter

By Tierney Kydd on 06/11/20

As we head into winter and the challenges that come with it, NHS staff of all levels are braving the front line to tackle this season together.

We know that this year has been one of the most uniquely challenging for a generation and recognising the impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of NHS workers is crucial as the flu season begins.

Supporting your mental health is a top priority for us, so we’ve compiled some tips to help support your mental health, as well as resources where you can find help if, or when, you need it.

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5 reasons to work flexible NHS bank shifts

By Amy Williamson on 17/04/20
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We all know the famous song about working nine to five and whilst this may be a common working pattern for most, it doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, the 2019 UK Working Lives Report[1] revealed that 68% of those surveyed would like to work flexibly in a way that is not currently available. For those working in clinical jobs, where the typical shift is twelve hours, the ability to work flexibly is particularly valued.

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The benefits of working for an NHS staff bank

By Amy Williamson on 17/04/20
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Working temporary shifts at an NHS staff bank is a fantastic option for a huge variety of people and circumstances due to the hugely flexible nature of the role. Whether you are looking for something to fit around school or university or around family and other commitments, the opportunities are endless with the staff bank.

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Come together, combat COVID

By Amy Williamson on 17/04/20
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The healthcare sector is currently fighting one of the biggest challenges it has ever known. COVID-19. In response, we are now calling for workers to Come Together, Combat COVID with a variety of roles (both clinical and non-clinical) to help support our NHS trusts and ensure they continue to provide excellent standards of patient care.

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Skills testing – What is it and why do I need it?

By Amy Williamson on 19/06/19
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These tests are an opportunity to see if you do have the skills and abilities you would need if you get the job. If you fail, you can move on to your next job application. That’s far better than being given a role you are unsuited to and wasting time in a job you dislike.

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