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The Ultimate Guide to Better Sleep After a Night Shift

Do you struggle to sleep well after a night shift? Have you tried everything but nothing will work for you? Working a night shift in the NHS is tough and it can really take its toll on you, both physically and mentally. It completely throws your body clock out of sync and it can be very difficult to readjust. All you want to do is pull the covers over your head and kick out some well-earned ZZZ’s.…

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7 Tips to Help You Shine in Your NHS Interview

Are you going for a promotion or new job in the NHS? Are you worried about your interview? We’re not going to lie; interviews can be scary. Nobody likes them but it’s a stressful part of life that we all have to deal with. Those that shine in job interviews are the ones who prepare properly and go into the interview visualising success. So, don’t worry. Take a deep breath. Relax. Here are our top tips to help…

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5 Tips to Make Your Christmas Shifts More Enjoyable

Have you been blessed by the ‘Christmas Rota Gods’ this year? If you’re answer is a resounding ‘No!’ and you’re staring down a huge list of Christmas shifts, it can be very disheartening. Working in the NHS at Christmas is tough. It’s a busy time of year and, with skeleton staff in place, it can be hectic to say the least. But it’s not all doom and gloom – there’s plenty of ways that you can bring…

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The Ultimate Survival Guide to NHS Theatre Life

Working in an NHS theatre is exciting, rewarding and a totally cool career choice. If you’re just starting NHS theatre life, then it can be quite overwhelming. You have to be made from something a little bit different to work in theatre. One day you could be catching a leg in an amputation, the next you could be huddled around in excitement awaiting the delivery of a baby via C-section. You have to be ready for anything.…

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Dealing with Stress in the NHS

Stress in the NHS is a serious issue that affects a lot of staff. Stress tends to come hand-in-hand with high pressured jobs, and the NHS is no exception. Long hours, varying shift patterns, constant pressure to perform at your best – it can really take its toll. An NHS staff survey in 2014 found that 1/3 of staff had suffered from workplace stress in the last 12 months. Another study of NHS staff showed that 26.8%…

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