Health & Social Care Staff


List of resources

Become a Registered Nurse in Social Care Guide

A comprehensive and unique education and career guide designed to inspire anyone who is interested about becoming a registered nurse in social care.

A Question of Care

Unsure if care work is the right fit for you? This quiz will help you to make up your mind.

National School of Healthcare Science

For careers in healthcare science, delve into this website for relevant events and training information, as well as the different roles.

NHS Jobs Notifications guide 2020

Be the first to know about new Health and Social Care vacancies by setting up notifications. This easy 5-step guide tells you how to get ahead of other applicants by knowing the second jobs appear.

Supporting Information Guide 2020

The ‘supporting information’ part of your application lets you demonstrate why you’re right for the job you want. This is often an employer’s main focus, so let us help you to make it the best it can be with this handy guide.

NHS Jobs Web Guide

Find out how to get the most out of the NHS Jobs site with this useful guide. If there’s a job in Health and Social Care you want, it’ll be on there.

The Wow Show Health Careers Special

There’s much more to a career in health than being a doctor or nurse. Find out about the exciting and fulfilling roles of 150,000 Allied Health Professionals that make up a third of the NHS workforce.

The Wow Show Health Careers Video Library

The WOW Show is an award-winning live online channel made to inspire young people about their futures. Their shows shine a spotlight on different healthcare sectors and the opportunities they offer people.

Health Education England Video Library

Find out how Health Education England (HEE) delivers excellent healthcare to patients and how they train their workforce.

Allied Health Professionals - A Universe of Opportunities for your AHP Career

This video aims to inspire, motivate and unleash an often untapped talent amongst Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) across the country. Find out what roles are in this diverse sector.

BBC Bitesize - Careers in Healthcare

Meet individuals who have found their dream career in Health and Social Care and see first hand what they do day-to-day.

Empathy: the Human Connection to Patient Care

Are you an empathetic person? Find out what that really means with this video, where you'll see that patient care is more than just healing - it's building a connection that encompasses the mind, body and soul.

Health Careers Video Library

The Health Careers channel offers careers information on a range of career opportunities in the health sector. As well as offering careers information to anyone interested in working for in health, it offers materials and resources that support employers, schools, colleges and careers advisors.

NHS England and NHS Improvement Video Library

Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a career for you in the NHS and there’s never been a better time to join. Find out why here.

From the Cradle to the Grave – Explore roles in the NHS

A beautiful insight into the world of Health and Social Care and why it's one of the most worthwhile sectors you can work in.

Straight A Nursing

Are you a nursing student looking for words of advice or encouragement? Maybe you're an RN who enjoys the constant learning that comes with the job. However you're involved in nursing, there's a podcast for you.

Careers and Mental Health Conversations

At the Career Development Centre, they discuss everything of importance regarding career choices and progress through to mental health at work, creating mentally well workplaces and much more. They have key expert guests and every Friday discuss everything that's caught their eye that week.

A Cup of Health

A weekly podcast series from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR.

Therapy Insiders

These podcasts shed light on various therapeutic topics ranging from joint manipulations, functional training, business ownership while being a clinician, sports rehab and much more. We cover Physical Therapy (PT), Manual therapy, rehab, sports medicine, business practice, and many more topics.

Docs Outside the Box

This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. An abundance of real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.

CVS Healthcare Careers – Pharmacy Podcast

Public Health Insight

Public health is a population-based field of science focused on preventing disease and promoting health. Podcast listeners will be empowered with knowledge about a variety of different public health issues affecting global communities.

Creative Careers in Medicine

Listen as Andrew Bracey, health writer & journalist, interviews doctors about the amazing things they are doing both in their medical careers and alongside them, and how seeking out their own path has enriched their personal and professional life.

Ethics Talk

Listen to the AMA Journal of Ethics' podcast series as they grapple important topics, such as the impact of structural racism on healthcare and the prevalent health ethics violations taking place in America's ICE detention centres.

Healthcare Career Podcasts

Step into the NHS Fortune Teller

Predict your future health career with our fortune teller!

Alison Agboola - Directorate Manager of Adult Theatres and Sterile Services

I’m Alison, Directorate Manager of Adult Theatres and Sterile Services, which means I am in charge of a large department of operating theatres within the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Sterile Services.

Chris Davidson - Dementia Nurse Specialist

Chris is a Dementia Nurse Specialist working with patients in both the Royal Bolton Hospital and the Bolton Community as part of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris Naylor - Administration Assistant

Chris is an Administration Assistant and works as part of a team within the Programme Management Office, based at the Trust Headquarters at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Ester Steel - Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Public Engagement

Esther is the Associate Director of Corporate Governance and Public Engagement/Trust Secretary at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and reports directly to the Chair and Chief Executive of the Trust, working closely with them to ensure that the business of the Trust runs smoothly.

Joanne Cowie - District Nurse Team Leader

Joanne is a District Nurse Team Leader at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Katie Cortvriend - Care Assistant

Katie is a care assistant in a dementia unit, a role she earned through the Step into Care recruitment programme.

Molly Johnson - Office Administrator

Molly is an office administrator working within the team of the Management Secretariat and is based at the Trust Headquarters at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Michelle Barber - Secretary and Accommodation Officer

Michelle is a Secretary and Accommodation Officer based at the Facilities Management Office for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Martyn Davies - Owner of Urmston Manor Residential Home and Registered Nurse

Martyn Davies moved to Manchester at the age of 16 with no qualifications, and since then has worked his way up through the ranks of health and social care to own and manage Urmston Manor Residential Home, transforming its ‘inadequate’ CQC rating to ‘outstanding’ in just 12 months.

Emily Heyes - Care Assistant

Emily is a care support worker for adults with learning difficulties, a role she gained through the Step into Care recruitment programme with WEA.

Bridge GM

Bridge GM supports young people by closing the skills gap between education and employment, so that they can be successful in their Health and Social Care career.

Promoting AHP Careers

This interactive resource will help you promote a career as an Allied Health Professional, and includes links to useful information, such as how to become an AHP and virtual reality experiences.

Healthcare Science - Real Stories

Bring healthcare science careers to life by reading real-life stories here.

Skills for Care - Case Studies

Read case studies from a variety of different people in a range of social care roles, as they share what they do and how they got there.

Health and Care Professions Council

The Health and Care Professions Council keeps a register of professionals who meet the standard for their profession, and lists the fifteen professions that come under the council.

Step into Care Provider Flyer

Thinking of hosting a Step into Care applicant at your workplace? Find out how we select individuals for the fully funded programme and how you can get involved to shape the adult social care workforce of the future.

Health Careers Quiz

This is an interactive tool that narrows down careers to consider based on a series of questions.

Step into the NHS - Fortune Teller

A paper fortune teller predicting your future health career is part of a campaign toolkit to promote the Step into the NHS website to young people.