Sam Bhide, an advanced practice physiotherapist (APP) and first contact practitioner (FCP) at Kingston hospital, Surrey, and founder and clinical director of Physiozen ltd, a private physiotherapy practice, answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life
Emma Foreman, a consultant oncology pharmacist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London and vice chair of the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA) answers questions about the highs and lows of her working life.
You need an advanced degree to become a clinical psychologist but getting a place to study on a doctorate programme can be very competitive. Here a trainee clinical psychologist gives eight tips to staying the course.
Psychology is the study of people – how they think, act, react, interact and why. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and thought. Psychologists apply a scientific understanding of the mind and behaviour to solving real life problems that people are experiencing – this could be at an individual level or at a macro level.
Over the past fifteen years I have been involved in the recruitment and selection of hundreds of people from mental health nurses to consultant psychiatrists, student nurses and nurse directors. Most CV’s that I have reviewed over the years from healthcare professionals have been adequate if unspectacular...
Job interviews remain the most dreaded part of the job seeking process for most candidates. For some it is severe enough to prevent them from even applying for new roles and progressing their careers...
Simon Arday heads up teams across two hospitals. He is a rarity. While black and minority ethnic (BAME) staff constitute 22% of all NHS staff they make up only 10% of senior leaders. Here, Simon offers some top tips about how BAME nurses can break through the ceiling.
Lauren Walker, professional adviser, Royal College of Occupational Therapists
"Occupational therapy was a second career for me. I had an arts background and my first degree was in drama. I really did think I’d be a famous actor at one time!
I did a few jobs after graduating, including working in theatre administration, but I really enjoyed performing and connecting with people."
There are many neurodivergent people working in the health sector. In the mental health field, their experiences often make them far more empathetic and understanding with patients which can, in turn, help improve services.