Zofia Niemtus

How colleges are managing the Covid-19 healthcare boom

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Public recognition of NHS workers has caused a spike in the number of people who want to train in health or social care. Zofia Niemtus explores what colleges can do to meet demand for placements at a time when resources are already depleted

How colleges are managing the Covid-19 healthcare boom

It will be one of the most enduring images of the coronavirus pandemic: people standing on their doorsteps, banging pots and pans, and clapping in support of the NHS. While the “clap for carers” initiative has fallen out of favour as the pandemic has progressed, the effect of those Thursday nights spent applauding was felt across the country.

For those isolating alone, it was a reminder that they were surrounded by people. For weary key workers, heading home from long shifts, it provided a much-needed boost. And for some people, it seems that the applause might even have inspired a new ...

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