Now is the time to join amazing NHS
CONSIDERING a career in nursing?
The Covid crisis shone a light on the incredible teams that make up the NHS.
Bursaries have returned, so now is a fantastic time to make your first steps into a career where you can really make a difference.
Nursing courses at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) still have vacancies for BSc in Adult Nursing, starting this September.
To find out more, visit UCLan website, and to apply, visit the UCAS website.
Where possible, placements are allocated by postcode, so students studying at UCLan can spend their placement at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals.
This will help them to gain valuable experience in their local area, without incurring huge costs which come from moving away during studies.
Bridget Lees, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Therapies at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, explains: “I am sure that many young people, having seen healthcare workers have such an incredible impact on society during the Covid crisis, will be inspired to follow this career pathway.”
Sarah Traill, Deputy Head of the School of Nursing at UCLan continues: “Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession, and whether this is a second career or a first step into the world of work and study, our expert team of academics, researchers and practitioners will guide you to become the nurse of the future.”
To find out more about careers in the NHS, visit www. healthcareers.nhs.uk and for information about jobs at Southport and Ormskirk, visit www.southportand ormskirk.nhs.uk/working-withus/vacancies/
LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a significant drop in the number of reported crimes in the county, following the latest release of crime numbers from the Office for National Statistics.
The figures, which were released this week, show a fall of 13% year on year for all reported crime, with violent crime showing a 10% reduction.
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “I welcome the news that crime has been cut significantly in Lancashire over the last 12 months with a 13% drop in the total recorded crimes year on year.
“This comes at a challenging time for the police locally, and reflects the hard work that has gone into making Lancashire a safe place to live and work.
“These figures are good news for Lancashire and show how, through continued investment, we are able to see positive changes.
“The people of Lancashire consistently tell me that they want the police to focus on violent crime, and the fact that it has reduced significantly is testament to the hard work that has gone into tackling the issue.
“It is crucial that we are able to continue to see a sustained drop in reported crime, and to do this we need investment from government.
“Now is the time for a fair deal for Lancashire Police, and to return the hundreds of officers lost to austerity.
“I have consistently called for Lancashire to receive its fair share of officers from the government’s announced increase in numbers, and today’s figures show what can be done with more officers on our streets.
“Lancashire has shown that it is a force that can reduce crime in tough times.
“I commend the hard work of Lancashire officers in reducing crime so significantly in the last year. Officers do an exceptional job in tough circumstances and should welcome today’s news.”
Bridget Lees, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Therapies at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, and the nursing team
Reported crime is down 13% in the region this year