Stu­dents first to fin­ish NHS’s ownBA

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - NEWS -

Four north stu­dents have be­come the first to com­plete an in­no­va­tive trainee so­cial work de­gree of­fered by NHS High­land.

The quar­tet have been work­ing within the health board for the past three years, at the same time study­ing to­wards a so­cial work de­gree.

It has re­quired a great deal of com­mit­ment and hard work on their part, but has paid off as they have now gained BA (Hons) in So­cial Work.

They will con­tinue to be em­ployed within the teams they have be­come key parts of in the In­ner Mo­ray Firth op­er­a­tional unit.

Joanna Mac­don­ald, who was NHS High­land’s di­rec­tor of adult so­cial care at the time the pro­gramme started, said: “This is an in­no­va­tive so­lu­tion that en­ables us to grow our own talent.”

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