There has never been a better time to work within primary and social care. It is an exciting, rapidly changing field with government policies focusing more on out of hospital care. Health and social care practitioners need to engage with both individuals and communities to take better control of their own health and social care needs and to play their part in tackling key public health issues. Our students benefit from our highly rated educational experience with teaching staff all having extensive practice experience. Many students return for continuing professional development.
Be part of the workforce of tomorrow in Primary and Social Care
Our range of dynamic programmes is carefully designed to prepare health care and social care professionals for work in a range of primary and community care environments across London's boroughs, Primary Care organisations and other key national and independent stakeholders. We also offer postgraduate courses that are jointly accredited with the Institute for Careers Guidance.
We communicate continually with education commissioners, employers and students to ensure our courses are contemporary and relevant, producing graduates who are fit for purpose and practice. Our social work programme is one of the largest in England and offers pre and post registration routes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We have excellent links with social services and voluntary organisations and work in collaboration to offer a range of practice placements. Service users are fully involved in the delivery of the programme from interviewing potential students through to teaching and this perspective is very positively evaluated by students.
Community nurses and support workers are trained to work in a wide range of settings, including occupational health, outside of acute hospitals and our programmes include those for Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Non Medical Prescribing that supports the need for practitioners to care for clients with more complex problems in both acute and primary care settings. All our programmes are practice linked with strong systems to support both students and teachers. We respond rapidly to organisational developments so that they can be incorporated and recognised within the programme. Public Health is assuming increasing importance and we offer a post graduate programme that prepares practitioners to engage within the new public health agenda.
We are always open to new ideas and strive constantly to respond rapidly and flexibly to both employers and students needs.
Many of the modules in the courses can be taken on an individual basis which allows students to build their own programme and study at their own rate.
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Head of Department
Tel: 020 7815 8378