seeks nurses to meet demand
A Merseyside nursing agency
has announced a number of vacancies for experienced General Nurses (RGNs)
and Mental Health Nurses (RMNs) following an increase in demand for
Jane Lewis Health and Social Care, which has a base in Liverpool, is
now looking to increase their pool of nurses for a wide range of
both permanent and temporary positions including chemotherapy,
cosmetic surgery and practise nurse work.
Managing Director Nick Hodson said:- "Being an agency nurse
provides a flexible career path, and many of our employees say that
the variety of the work available has helped develop their skill-set
and make the most of their talent."
RMN Julie Fay, from St Helens, joined Jane Lewis eight years ago and
spends 6 months each year working in hospitals across the region to
fund her Egyptian lifestyle.
Julie said:- "The flexibility that comes with agency work has
enabled me to live the life that I want. I come back to the UK for 6
months each year and work as many shifts as I can – sometimes up to
60 hours a week! This funds my life in Egypt, whilst allowing me to
spend time with family and friends when I'm home - It's the best of
Jane Lewis, which opened a new Liverpool City Center office last
month, works with hospitals from across the North West to help
nurses gain employment within their speciality sector.
Julie added:- "When it comes to nursing there is no such thing
as a 'typical day', the nature of both Psychiatry and Agency work is
that it's unpredictable, and that's what I love about it.
I work mostly night shifts and have worked in a number of different
environments over the past 8 years, such as managing an independent
hospital, AandE liaison, adolescent PICU, adult PICU and drug and
alcohol services to name a few. Contracts can be anything from 4
months to one year, plus there are always opportunities to pick up
some extra shifts every now and again."
Established in 1987, Jane Lewis Health and Social Care offers jobs in
nursing, social work and occupational health, as well as care
For more information about Jane Lewis and the services they provide,
volunteers to support older people in hospital
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk
Hospital NHS Trust and Royal Voluntary Services are working in
partnership to develop a service at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals
aimed at improving the well-being of older patients during their
This integrated approach between health and social care will focus
on the needs of older patients with long-term conditions including
To provide this service, we are looking for volunteers who will be
part of the on-ward team complimenting patient care at the hospital.
The help and support provided by volunteers will include
befriending, diversion therapy, companionship, reading and
techniques to stimulate the patient's appetite, and improve social
Liz Yates, Director of Nursing and Quality, said:- "We are
thrilled the Royal Voluntary Service has chosen to support patients
in this way and I know there will be many local people who want to
get involved. This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to make a
difference to the lives of people in need while enjoying the
personal satisfaction and reward volunteering can bring."
Volunteers will be needed over a seven day period between 10am and
9pm, and are asked to give a minimum of 2 hours on the day they
Everyone will receive full NHS mandatory training alongside specific
dementia training and successful applicants will be subject to an
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For further information about this opportunity, please contact Erika
O'Shea on:- 01704 705 156.
published in international journal
6th Former Jonathan
Sheridan undertook a Nuffield Trust science placement at the
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) last summer.
He worked with Professor Stephen Gordon and his team in the
Respiratory and Immunological Department for 6 weeks assisting
with a number of projects and investigations.
A review paper co-authored by Jonathan whilst he was at the LSTM has
recently been published in the African Journal of Respiratory
Jonathan is studying A Level Biology, Chemistry and Biology at
Formby High School and is hoping to study natural sciences at degree
level in London.
He said:- "It was an exhilarating experience and it opened my
eyes to research science."
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