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Innovative Ways Managers Can Help to Reduce Stress for Healthcare Workers by Rayhan Abdullah Zakaria

This blog is mainly aimed at the managers who are having to think of innovative ways to reduce stress for healthcare workers. It is impossible to eradicate workplace stress however there are ways to reduce it significantly or better manage it. It is important to note that there are many ways to manage workplace stress …

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Health protection – How do Radiographers contribute? By Glen Whitehouse and Dr Nicky Eddison

Allied health professionals (AHPs) have a responsibility to not only treat the sick but to help people remain healthy. We must reach out to the whole of society where the significant determinants of health are located. The UK AHP Public Health Strategy Framework1 outlines the four domains of public health; Population Health, Health Improvement, Wider …

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Developing leaders within the Allied Health Professions Dr Nicky Eddison and Vicki Gardner

There are approximately 170,000 allied health professionals (AHPs) working within the NHS, accumulating over four million patient contacts per week1.  The prime position of AHPs within healthcare, working across organisational boundaries, makes them integral to most clinical pathways. There has been a realisation that there is an abundance of underutilised talent within this group. Which …

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Re-imagining work events: turning enduring into enjoying by Dr Nicky Eddison and Dr Ros Leslie

“Oh no, I have to speak. In front of everyone. Why did I agree to this? Please don’t make me go first. Please, I do not want to go last. I have to introduce myself, say something about myself. My heart’s pounding, my mouth is dry. I’ve got nothing interesting to say. Why do they …

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Civility and respect in the workplace by Dr Nicky Eddison, Dr Ros Leslie, and Gail Parry

Civility comes from the word civis, which in Latin means “citizen”, the “behaviour proper to civilized persons”1.  The sense of ‘politeness’ arose in the mid-16th century. It currently denotes kind, courteous, polite behaviour and respect for others. Incivility is rude, impolite, and discourteous behaviour. Often prompted by thoughtlessness as opposed to malice. These micro-aggressions are …

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Share your tips for Cervical Screening Awareness Week

To mark Cervical Screening Awareness Week 20-26 June 2022, Williams Medical is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to raise awareness of the test and encourage sharing of tips and experiences, to help more women and people with a cervix to attend. Worryingly almost one in three across the UK don’t take up their cervical screening …

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The Challenge of Diversity in the Allied Health Professions by Dr Nicky Eddison and Dr Ros Leslie

Although the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) are a diverse range of professions in terms of their skill set. The workforce which makes up the professions lacks diversity, having been shaped by a set of distinct social forces, relics of a post-industrial era. At the start of the 21st Century, the stereotypical AHP is still predominately …

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Public health: the power of words by Dr Nicky Eddison and Dr Ros Leslie

When the National Health Service was founded, the vision was ““a comprehensive health service designed to secure improvement in the physical and mental health of the people … and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness”1.  Since then, it has been recognised that health professionals must acquire skills to reach out to the whole of …

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Non-medical prescribing by Allied Health Professionals Dr Nicky Eddison, Dr Ros Leslie, and Louise Tisdale

The 1968 Medicines Act1 provides public safeguards in the governance of medicines and outlines the restrictions on who is legally entitled to prescribe them.  Any change to the legislation requires a clear rationale and a firm case of clinical need to allow other healthcare professionals to access and prescribe medicines2. Thus, doctors are by far …

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Our short course masterclass Introduction to Mediation has been awarded CPD accreditation

We are delighted to let all of our lovely members know that our short course masterclass ‘Introduction to Mediation’ has now been awarded CPD accreditaiton. Upon completion of this course you will receive a PDF certificate awarding 5 CPD credits. Take a look at this course here Introduction to Mediation Short Course Masterclass – IHSCM …

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