Reflecting so far, 2020 and the unfortunate arrival of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly given the Year of the Nurse, a unique position on the global health stage. Dr Rebecca Garcia, Lecturer in Nursing at The Open University, looks at the importance of nursing.
If you're returning to social work or social care practice, or want more knowledge and support to help you in a new setting working with those impacted by COVID-19, OpenLearn has a range of free courses available for you to refresh your knowledge and skills.
If you're returning to practice to support the NHS, NHS in Scotland, NHS Wales or Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, OpenLearn has a range of free courses available for you to refresh your knowledge and skills.
The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the World, and yet has a shortfall of staff; particularly in nursing. These shortages have been widely reported on, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic further highlighting the strain that staff and funding shortages cause across the health and social care sector. Julie Messenger, Senior Lecturer and Nursing Lead at The Open University, is a nurse with more than forty years NHS and educational experiences linked to the education of nurses, looks at the staffing challenges facing the NHS, and some of the solutions.
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