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Here our team share their insights, views and expertise on the world of healthcare and the Virgin Care Difference, as they see it. Hear from our leaders, experts - and from those delivering our services every day. We cover a broad range of topics from discussing technology, practices today and our vision of how tomorrow might look.

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Studying for a Senior Healthcare Worker Apprenticeship during a pandemic

Jacqui is at gateway point now and preparing for the End Point Assessment of her Level 3 Senior Healthcare Worker Apprenticeship. She said, “From the first day my whole team have been supportive and encouraging. They want me to be the best I can be”.

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Studying for a Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship during a pandemic

Kim is currently halfway through her second year of the Level 5 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner apprenticeship. She said, “I would recommend this apprenticeship as a good opportunity to develop new skills and confidence.”

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Apprentices in a pandemic: 33 passes and a bright future

For this year’s National Apprenticeship week Sarah talks us through the challenges that learners have faced this year, and the benefits of apprenticeships for both the learners and their organisations.

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What it’s like to be a prison nurse

Lead Nurse Amanda Pulford gives us an insight to what it’s like working in a prison.

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We’re using our Feel The Difference Fund to support the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Sarah Button explains why she applied for our Feel the Difference grant to raise awareness for hidden disabilities, and who her inspiration was.

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How we continued to provide safe services in line with CQC regulations through the pandemic

Deborah Sheppard, our Head of Professional Regulation and CQC, tells us about how we’ve ensured that our services continue to operate at a safe standard and in line with regulations throughout the pandemic.

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Supporting healthcare workers through the Covid-19 crisis

As a responsible and professional health and social care provider, the health and wellbeing of our staff and the people who use our services is something very close to our heart. Our Chief People Officer, Samantha Kane, writes about how we’re supporting our healthcare workers through this time.

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How we’re working with the NHS, councils and charities to help the most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic

We at Virgin Care have been working flat out with the NHS, local authorities and other partners helping the response to Covid-19. Here, our Head of Commissioning and Wellbeing in Bath and North East Somerset, writes…

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At 47 years old I was running out of opportunities, but an Apprenticeship at Virgin Care has opened so many doors for me

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Jayne Pattison goes into detail about why it is extremely important to raise awareness surrounding apprenticeships, and reiterate that they can be for anyone.

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What it’s like working as a Virgin Care Apprentice

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd-7th February 2020) our PR Executive Molly McNaughton, who is also studying for an apprenticeship, tells us why she thinks they provide an excellent route to getting a strong start in your career.

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Why I love working with apprentices

Sarah van der Merwe, our Head of Apprenticeships, goes in to detail about why apprenticeships are an amazingly useful way of educating yourself and progressing your career.

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Taking an apprenticeship has been life changing for me – here’s why!

Elly Gunning, 52, tells how completing an apprenticeship isn’t just for school leavers and you can do an apprenticeship whatever age you are.

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