Agenda for Change: www.rcn.org.uk/agendaforchange
This site outlines the pay information for the NHS.
British Nursing Formulary: www.bnf.org
The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
NHS Careers: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
RCN Bulletin jobs: www.rcnbulletinjobs.co.uk/pages/content.asp
Find out about all jobs available in the NHS: www.jobs.nhs.uk
Celtic country websites
Cymru / Wales
- Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru: www.cynulliadcymru.org
- Health Challenge Wales: www.wales.gov.uk/hcwsubsite/healthchallenge
- NHS Wales eLibrary: www.wales.nhs.uk
- National Assembly for Wales: www.assemblywales.org
- Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland: www.hscni.net
- Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland: www.healthpromotionagency.org.uk
- NIPEC: www.nipec.n-i.nhs.uk
- Northern Ireland Assembly: www.niassembly.gov.uk
- NHS Education for Scotland: www.nes.scot.nhs.uk
- NHS Quality improvement Scotland: www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis
- NHS Scotland eLibrary: www.elib.scot.nhs.uk
- Scotland's health improvement agency: www.healthscotland.com
- Scottish Executive: www.scotland.gov.uk
- Scottish Parliament: www.scottish.parliament.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,000 locations, and by influencing policymakers.
All Citizens Advice Bureaux in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are members of Citizens Advice, the national charity which sets standards for advice and equal opportunities and supports bureaux with an information system, training and other services.
Criminal Records Bureau
The CRB website provides information about the CRB and its services. The CRB's aim is to help organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable to work with children or other vulnerable members of society. It can also help students track where their CRB check is in the process.
Departments of health and health information
England - www.dh.gov.uk
This website provides information on the department of Health in England's guidance, policy and publications.
Show (Scotland's health on the web): www.show.scot.nhs.uk
Health information in Wales: www.wales.gov.uk
Health information in Northern Ireland: www.dhsspsni.gov.uk
European Nursing Students Association (ENSA):www.rcn.org.uk/students
Information and booking forms for the ENSA AGM July 2009 can be found on this site.
Health and Safety Executive: www.hse.gov.uk
The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who support the work of the Health and Safety Commission who are responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain.
Immigration Advisory Service: www.iasuk.org
The Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) is the UK's largest charity providing representation and advice in immigration and asylum law. The service is independent from the Government. Asylum and immigration advice is provided confidentially.
A website providing general advice for students on a range of subjects including accommodation, money and health.
The National Patient Safety Agency: www.npsa.nhs.uk
The National Patient Safety Agency aims to put patient safety at the top of the NHS agenda through encouraging greater transparency and accountability for the provision of safer healthcare in all settings.
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): www.nice.org.uk
NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.
National Union of Students: www.nus.org.uk
NUS is one of the largest student organisations in the world and represents the interests of around five million students in further and higher education throughout the United Kingdom. NUS provides research, representation, training and expert advice for individual students and students' unions.
Nursing and Midwifery Council: www.nmc-uk.org
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is an organisation set up by Parliament to protect the public by ensuring that nurses and midwives provide high standards of care to their patients and clients.
Nursing Standard: www.nursing-standard.co.uk
The website of the UK's best selling nursing journal.
Nursing Times: www.nursingtimes.net
The website of the Nursing Times journal.
Find a campsite that welcomes students
Students have provided feedback saying that they struggle to find campsite and holiday park accommodation, for instance because they get turned down when they try to book as a group. We decided to resolve this common problem by creating a Students Are Welcome variable in our search engine - http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/-/student-groups-welcome/ so that students can search directly for campsites where they are welcome and won’t have to waste time trawling through the 1000s of no-goers.:
Pitchup.com (http://www.pitchup.com) is a new website that allows users to search through over 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland. A user-customised search engine enables holidaymakers to find a campsite either by location or by choosing whatever accommodation type, activities or facilities they may need. We are proud of our in-depth search function which means camping lovers can find the perfect pitch!
Rather than take up your time explaining all the ins and outs of how our site works, when you get a spare minute why not take a very quick visit to www.pitchup.com to explore for yourself? Our best features are the number of campsites and caravan sites we list and the way you can search for exactly what you want. For instance, supposing you need a place where student groups are welcome, our user-customised search engine would help you find 37 of these: http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/-/student-groups-welcome/ Or supposing you wanted to search for a site where students are welcome and that has a beach nearby, 15 are available: http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/-/beaches/student-groups-welcome/
Flying Start NHS: www.flyingstart.scot.nhs.uk
Flying Start NHS is designed to support your transition from student to newly qualified health professional by supporting your learning in everyday practice through a range of learning activities.
Read a student diary: www.staffnurse.com
RCN Discounts: www.rcn.org.uk/discounts
This site offers discounts in both financial services and many retail shops.
Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities: www.skill.org.uk
A national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment.
Skills for Health: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk
Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the UK health sector. The organisation aims to help the sector develop solutions that deliver a skilled and flexible UK workforce in order to improve health and healthcare.
NHS Student Bursaries England: www.nhspa.gov.uk/sgu
Website with information on student bursary awards for students on pre-registration health professional training courses.
Students Awards Agency for Scotland: www.student-support-saas.gov.uk
Traning and Employment Student Support Branch in Northern Ireland: www.delni.gov.uk
Student Loans Company: www.slc.co.uk
Student Health: www.studenthealth.co.uk
Website providing health guidance for students.
Universities UK: www.universitiesuk.ac.uk
News , information and policy in UK universities.
Working families: www.workingfamilies.org.uk
Working Families is the UK's leading work-life balance organisation. They help and give a voice to working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.
Write to them: www.writetothem.com
Website to help you contact your Councillors, MP, MEPs, MSPs, or Northern Ireland, Welsh and London AMs free of charge.
Education and training
Nurses Link: http://nurseslink.org/
Guide to nurse education and training programs to become an RN, LPN or CNA. View complete list of approved nursing programs in every state.
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