Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust and Southport College and are proud to announce the launch of the new Acorn programme.
The new programme offers students the chance who are interested in a career as a nurse, paramedic or midwife to have a work placement in a hospital!
This course has been specifically designed for Southport College students by staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and curriculum staff at Southport College.
The programme consists of an Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care and hospital workplacements in 12 areas across Southport and Ormskirk hospital including the maternity ward, the X ray department and the occupational therapy ward. The care certificate and core skills will also form part of the programme.
To apply, go to Southport College website: www.southport.ac.uk and apply for a Health and Social Care level 3 extended diploma course.
To date we have hosted 5 managing attendance workshops since they started in September 2016. It has been great to meet with so many enthusiastic and dedicated managers who want to know how best to support the people in their teams.
The ManagersNet training model has worked for most people as it provides managers with an open space to discuss any of the issues they may be facing in the workplace, and seek support from the facilitators and other managers who may be experiencing the same issues. It’s always good for a manager to know that they are not alone and have a wide support network across the organisation. It’s also reassuring for our employees that our managers are seeking support to better help us too.
If any manager wants to join a ManagersNet workshop, then there are still places available, just call ext 6214 or email email@example.com
From January 2017, the ManagerNet training model will continue when we look at how to carry out a quality appraisal (dates tbc).
Head of Education & Training
The starfish story
Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”
The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”
The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”
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