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Student Placement

Elective Placement Overseas

Great to catch up today with Dr Sharon Black, Director of Nurse Education/Deputy Head of School at the University of Lincoln, and two 2nd year Student Nurses – Brian Holmes, Rebekah Rigby, who we are sponsoring on their upcoming 4-week elective placement overseas. Check out our Facebook page to see their weekly video updates and pictures as we get them www.facebook.com/StaffAidHQ/


University of Leicester honours Leicester City’s Chief Executive

Susan Whelan, King Power International, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive of Leicester City Football Club has been made an Honorary Graduate by the University of Leicester. The University bestowed the Honorary Degree at its graduation ceremony on January 17th at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. As CEO of the 2016 English Premier League champions, Leicester City Football Club, and as Senior Executive Vice-President of the Club’s parent company, the Thai duty-free operator, King Power International, Susan has played a key part in delivering success to two businesses owned by the Srivaddhanaprabha family, to whom she has become a long-time and trusted aide.

Removing the student nurse bursary has been a disaster

Two years on from the removal of the NHS student bursary, applications to nursing degree courses have plummeted by a third in England. Numbers applying to begin training in September 2018 have dropped 12% compared to the same time last year, resulting in a total decline of 16,580 since March 2016, the last year students received financial support through the bursary. The fall in mature student numbers has been even more extreme, with a 16% drop by the June application deadline compared to the same point last year, and a total decline of 40% since June 2016.

Janet Davies, RCN Chief Executive, said: “Failing to recruit more nurses puts patients at risk, and with 40,000 nurse vacancies in England alone, we cannot sit back and watch applications fall year on year. It is clear now that removing the bursary has been a disaster. It is time ministers looked again at this policy, before patients suffer the consequences.

Lincoln’s £19m state-of-the-art nurse training facility completed

A new £19m state-of-the-art nurse-training facility in Lincoln is complete and ready to welcome a new cohort of students in September. The University of Lincoln’s Sarah Swift Building will be the new home of its Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology. Four impressive nurse-training labs are equipped exactly as they would be in a real hospital. Each nursing suite and each bay can be adapted to simulate a different health scenario from an accident and emergency unit to a physiotherapy clinic. Using various realistic medical mannequins and actual hospital equipment, the facility will allow the students to safely hone their skills and build their confidence before getting their hands on real patients. The trainee nurses can learn everything from correctly fitting feeding tubes to taking blood and getting to grips with a variety of patient-monitoring systems. Despite the patients being only dummies, the students will still be expected to learn and follow all the normal procedures for hygiene such as cleaning bedding. The students will spend two days every week using the nurse training wards in the new facility and the rest of the week in a real clinical setting.

Student Nurse Defends Hard Work Of NHS Staff

A student’s heartfelt message defending the hard work of NHS staff after a stranger asked why she wanted to be a nurse and “wipe asses for a living” has gone viral. Charmaine Briggs, angrily took to Facebook to champion the dedication and empathy shown by all medics after a man commented that she may as well “just be a health care assistant”.