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Promoting Your Profession

As a healthcare professional, you understand the importance of your role in the community. If you take a step back, do you know how the public perceive our roles; what we do and can provide and the importance of our presence in their lives?

Do you have the transferable skills needed to secure your perfect Optical Role?

Transferable skills are a set of basic abilities and skills that can be applied to numerous different job roles.  Although, these are easily picked up through life and work experience, employers see them are incredibly valuable.  Transferable skills demonstrate to the employer how easily you will be able to fit into the team and the position being offered. 

Confessions of a New Graduate Vet... "What I’ve learnt after 12 months in practice"

I remember writing my first blog after my first week as a vet and now here I am almost 12 months in! There’s been a lot of ups and downs but on the whole, I am really happy working as a vet and am still learning lots of new things every day!

I Wish I Knew That When I qualified…

I remember my first clinic as a newly-qualified optometrist, testing for the first time without the safety-net of a supervisor behind me. Part of me excited, the rest of me terrified – all the decisions I now make rest completely with my final judgement.  For someone who was not the greatest at making decisions prior to optometry, it was a daunting thought! I feared that I was going to miss something, not write down a vital measurement and I was always worried that the GOC or College Assessor were hiding somewhere in the room, ready to pounce on me for making a mistake. With four years qualified under my belt, I’m yet to see my assessor fall out of a cupboard to question any decisions I have made and experience has taught me how to handle the many non-routine encounters I usually experience on a typical clinic. This article hopes to share the gems of information that I have picked up whilst working the role that I really wish someone would have told me when I started!

Going that Extra Mile

With fully booked diaries, demanding patients and forever watching the figures to make sure you meet your targets, it is no wonder that we can occasionally move into autopilot and become somewhat an optometric robot. However, getting through the day and giving an average outcome to your employers and satisfactory experience to your patients shouldn’t be the way that you make your way through the day and we should be striving for excellent performances to wow our managers and have the patient experience the best eye examination that they have ever had! This blog looks at ways how to do just that!

The Scientist Training Programme – An Audiology Perspective

There are a variety of career pathways that you can take in audiology, one of which is to specialise as a clinical scientist in audiology. One route in becoming one is through the Scientist Training Programme (STP). Below is a brief insight into the course.

Top Tips to Finding the Pre-Registration Placement that is Right for You

It does seem a long time ago for me now, but I can distinctly remember the pressures I had upon me to find a placement for my pre-registration period. It wasn’t just the requirement to have one upon finishing university that put that pressure on me, but it was the constant talk from my peers (many of which had either been offered a placement from where they used to work as an optical assistant or a dispensing optician) and the constant pressure from the multiples to be applying for a position before I’d even worked out where I want my optometry degree to take me.

Working as an Audiologist at Specsavers – offering the best after-care service on the high street and a bright career path for talented Audiology graduates

Prospect Health is one of a select few recruitment partners who work with Specsavers to secure candidates in exclusive roles. Due to our excellent reputation and extensive network we pride ourselves on connecting talented audiologists with the excellent roles Specsavers have to offer.

Managing stress for you and others as a newly qualified GP

Stress is defined as a ‘state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’

Do you have the transferable skills needed to secure your perfect Veterinary Role?

Transferable skills are a set of basic abilities and skills that can be applied to numerous different job roles.  Although, these are easily picked up through life and work experience, employers see them are incredibly valuable.  Transferable skills demonstrate to the employer how easily you will be able to fit into the team and the position being offered.