Set yourself up for a great career in health: it’s about more than doctors and nurses | Clearing guide 2020

Fancy a career in the NHS? You’ll probably first think of becoming a doctor or a nurse, but in reality there are more than 350 different careers, not all of which are patient-facing. There are a host of specialist vocational qualifications in healthcare on offer at universities, and degrees in IT, computing, English or maths can open the door to jobs in health informatics, communications and finance too. Here are three unusual healthcare degrees and where they could take you.

BSc (Hons) in operating department practice
This three-year undergraduate degree leads to a professional qualification as an operating department practitioner (ODP). ODPs work in all three phases of surgical care. They are responsible for supporting the patient during the anaesthetic phase ahead of surgery, as well as preparing surgical equipment and drugs. During surgery, they are the link between the surgeon and the rest of the operating theatre team

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development launches the Vermont Community Leadership Network and Community Leadership Guide

Contact: Jon Copans, Vermont Council on Rural Development

Phone: (802) 272-0162

E-mail: [email protected]

Nearly 200 Vermonters joined Senator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Council on Rural Development for an online celebration of local leadership where VCRD announced the launch of the Vermont Community Leadership Network and the publication of the new Community Leadership Guide.

“Strong, capable, and well-supported local leaders are a critical component of Vermont’s future success,” noted VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello.  “Both the Network and the Leadership Guide are targeted directly to those Vermonters trying to get big things done in their communities. Our mission is to give them some of the key tools to unleash their success, and to build a network to facilitate their collaboration and mutual support. At a time like this, as Vermont faces very serious challenges, local leadership is more important than ever.”

Building on over two decades of deep facilitative

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development launches the Vermont Community Leadership Network and Community Resource Guide

Press Release
August 27, 2020
Contact: Jon Copans, Vermont Council on Rural Development
Phone: (802) 272-0162
E-mail: [email protected]

Hundreds of Vermonters joined Senator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Council on Rural Development for an online celebration of local leadership where VCRD announced the launch of the Vermont Community Leadership Network and the publication of the new Community Leadership Guide.

“Strong, capable, and well-supported local leaders are a critical component of Vermont’s future success,” noted VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello. “Both the Network and the Leadership Guide are targeted directly to those Vermonters trying to get big things done in their communities. Our mission is to give them some of the key tools to unleash their success, and to build a network to facilitate their collaboration and mutual support. At a time like this, as Vermont faces very serious challenges, local leadership is more important than ever.”

Building on over

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10 ways assessment reform can help guide a new era in education

The spread of the coronavirus transformed our education system overnight. With school districts completely caught off-guard by the speed and severity of the outbreak, the U.S. Department of Education announced flexibility for states to cancel their annual summative assessments and accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

As the start of a new school year rapidly approaches, it is still not clear what form schools will take. Prioritizing the creation of a healthy environment where students can continue to learn should be paramount. In this unpredictable environment, education leaders have expressed interest in assessment and accountability flexibility. However, as policy makers determine what that flexibility looks like, they should consider the consequences of pausing testing for another year.

Related content: 3 digital strategies to deal with assessment

Now more than ever, states must find a way to assess student learning. Failure to capture where students are this fall and how

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