PPMA have just launched Apprentice of the Year for 2019
Royal College of Physicians -
This report underlines how essential professionalism is in increasing job satisfaction, improving patient care and raising productivity, and looks at what this means for doctors under growing pressures from increased workload, to their own remit and to their relationship with patients. It points to a growing gap between what doctors are trained to do and the realities of their workplace – competing ideals of what is good practice, rising demand, and increasing regulatory and legal obligations. According to the report, doctors also face ethical dilemmas and clashes in professional personal values.
House of Commons Education Committee -
This report warns that the uptake of nursing degree apprenticeships has been slow with no more than 30 starters beginning training through the scheme last year. It argues that there is no evidence of how the Department for Education intends to meet the target of 400 nursing associates progressing to degree apprenticeships from 2019. It finds universities and employers are currently trying to navigate a 'maze of bureaucracy' when trying to deliver degree apprenticeships and calls for much greater flexibility in the system and the use of the apprenticeships levy.
This report calls for a new settlement between the state and informal carers. It is estimated there are now almost eight million informal carers in the UK making the informal care economy equivalent to £139 billion – more than seven times the UK’s total annual spend on adult social care. The report sets out an overhaul of current policy, including the introduction of a new Universal Carer’s Income for all carers providing more than 35 hours a week.
Department of Health and Social Care -
This independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 sets out recommendations for government on how the Act and associated practice needs to change. It covers four principles that the review believes should underpin the reformed Act: choice and autonomy; least restriction; therapeutic benefit; and people as individuals. The review looked at: rising rates of detention under the Act; the disproportionate number of people from black and minority ethnic groups detained under the Act; and processes that are out of step with a modern mental health care system.
NHS Employers -
Understanding what matters to staff can help overcome retention challenges. Aimed at employers, this guide explores when and how to have these conversations and includes practical tips and examples from a number of NHS organisations.
NHS Employers -
Offering flexible working opportunities can help employers attract and retain staff. This guide explores how to build a business case for flexible working and includes best practice, practical tips and resources to help you implement flexible working successfully. A number of case studies illustrate the range of flexible working arrangements already in place across the NHS.
Office of National Statistics -
Analysis of children's and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018.