I Want to Work in ......Nursing and Medical Therapies
- Health Careers https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/ provides detailed information on more than 350 roles in health
- Health Sector Briefing www.prospects.ac.uk/links/healthsb
- Health Professions Council www.hpc-uk.org The body with responsibility for registering and regulating health professionals.
- NHS Business Services Authority https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/healthcare-students Information about financial help for healthcare students
- www.medrecuk.com online recruitment page that specializes in Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.
- NHS Jobs www.jobs.nhs.uk England-wide job vacancy website. More than 500 Trusts currently place vacancies on the site. This is the usual method of application for jobs in the NHS
Fast track courses
There are now a number of fast track Masters courses for graduates lasting two years including 6 in nursing, 15 in occupational health, 8 in speech and language therapy, 15 in physiotherapy and 4 in radiography. There are also 17 in medicine and 4 in dentistry. One in ten doctors now qualify via fast track courses. Fees are usually paid and you may be eligible for a government bursary as well. The courses are very intensive and competition can be high for places on some courses especially those for medicine and dentistry.
To find details of universities approved to run shortened/accelerated health-related courses: use the course finder tool www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details/coursefinder/FindCourse.aspx
Try to get work experience in a hospital: even taking library books round the wards is useful. Apply well in advance as some hospitals have waiting lists. Most hospitals will have a volunteer coordinator who can help you: you can find out about on their web site. For Canterbury hospital volunteering oppportunities, see Voluntary Work
Bursaries and tuition fees
The NHS bursary scheme provides new students with a non-means tested grant, a means tested bursary and a reduced rate non-means-tested loan. The loan is be provided by Student Finance England. Different rates of means tested bursary and loan apply according to where a student lives and studies, whether in London, outside of London, or with their parents.
This means that a healthcare student on an eligible course of 45 weeks in duration and studying outside London could receive a non-means tested grant of £1,000, a means tested bursary of up to a further £4,500 and a non-means tested student loan of up to £3,263 (2015 figures). Additional claims may be made for excess travel expenses and accommodation costs associated with attendance at clinical placements.
The NHS bursary scheme pays a bursary, for eligible students on approved courses leading to registration in: undergraduate Audiology, Dental hygiene, Dental therapy, Diagnostic radiography, Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing (all four branches), Occupational therapy, Operating department practice, Orthoptics, Orthotics/prosthetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech and language therapy and Therapeutic Radiography.
Financial support is also available to eligible students on shortened/fast track graduate-entry courses leading to registration in: Diagnostic radiography, Dietetics, Nursing (all four branches), Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and language therapy and Therapeutic radiography.
You have to be "eligible" and on an NHS-funded course to be able to get financial help from the NHS. For more information about the financial support available from the NHS, go to www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students
The Government now plans to axe bursaries:
Nurses on the march against plans to axe bursarieswww.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36444485
This is a new role in hospitals. Physician assistants support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical histories; performing examinations; diagnosing illnesses and analysing test results. They work under the direct supervision of a doctor. You usually need a science orientated first degree to get onto a training programme: these include Hertfordshire, Birmingham, and St George’s.
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