This sections contains press releases and announcements about healthcare from professional and regulating bodies.

In September 2015 the HCPC published updated guidance for people with health issues or disabilities who are interested in any of the health and care professions which it regulates.

Although aimed at potential students it is also essential reading for course teams and practice educators. The guidance can be found at the following web address:

This is essential reading for all mentors and will be widely discussed in most health care education curricula. Robert Francis QC has today published his Inquiry report into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. His Inquiry followed concerns about standards of care at the Trust, and an investigation and report published by the Healthcare Commission in March 2009. Robert Francis has heard evidence from patients, their relatives and staff to inform his report and the 18 recommendations he makes. The Department of Health and the Trust Board has accepted the recommendations of the Inquiry in full.

The Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will be published on 6 February 2013.

Executive Summary

The King's Fund - The Francis Inquiry Conference


The Collaborative Curriculum Showreel has been developed to showcase a selection of the resources that are used within the Collaborative Curriculum Modules. Take a moment to view the Showreel and see the types of resources that your students are engaging with.


The Student Emotional Well-being site has been reviewed and refreshed so if you have concerns regarding the well-being of any of your students please signpost them to: where a host of resources are available.

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The Collaborative Curriculum is an integrative part of the 2013 pre-registration curriculum. A knowledge resource (the Robot) has been created to broaden your understanding of the collaborative element of the course that is situated within Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Science and Midwifery.

Take a moment to access the resource to become familiar with the ways in which your students will be learning how to collaborate in theory and practice.

Access the resource here