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by Keyser_Soze
Tue May 08, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Assistant Groups
Replies: 220
Views: 166298

Re: Assistant Groups

Hello All, The Northern Region Psychology Graduate Group (NRGPG) is now known as the North East Psychology Forum (NEPF). All original memberships/mailing lists remain, however we are attempting to expand the group into the Tees area. The group remains open to all individuals seeking a career in the...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue May 08, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve Lists for places 2012
Replies: 142
Views: 42587

Re: Reserve Lists for places 2012

Hi all, For those on the Teesside reserve list, I've called them today to get the official line on reserve list movement. At this point in time 10 applicants have yet to reply to their offer, 3 have accepted and one person who deferred entry to this year has been given a place, so no movement as of ...
by Keyser_Soze
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve Lists for places 2012
Replies: 142
Views: 42587

Re: Reserve Lists for places 2012

Hi everyone! I'm on the reserve list for Teesside University (8th at the moment). What an unsettling place to be. Do universities normally see a lot of movement on reserve lists?
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Psychometric assessment at AP interviews
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Psychometric assessment at AP interviews

Hi all, I have the rare luxury of an AP interview in a few weeks (I this is my first NHS one), and I have been informed that the interview will involve me taking a psychometric assessment. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this in the past and if so, what they tests are like? I normally...
by Keyser_Soze
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Healthcare Assistant Job
Replies: 7
Views: 3798

Re: Healthcare Assistant Job

Thanks for the replies, definitely put my mind at ease. I've had my first couple of shifts and I'm still alive! Paul, you are definitely right about being prepped for incidents - the staff have a very good sense of when somebody is going to 'flare up', and I'm lucky in that most of the patients on m...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: When will the uncertainty end!
Replies: 40
Views: 15162

Re: When will the uncertainty end!

Also - sorry for the appalling grammar in the above post - it's been a bloody long day!
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: When will the uncertainty end!
Replies: 40
Views: 15162

Re: When will the uncertainty end!

Hi all! I think this is one of the most depressing threads I've stumbled upon on this forum! For what it's worth, here's my two pence. I think that psychology, as a career choice, will always be uncertain for the foreseeable future, given that it is relatively new relative to other disciplines. I ha...
by Keyser_Soze
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Healthcare Assistant Job
Replies: 7
Views: 3798

Healthcare Assistant Job

Hi all, I am about to start a new job as a healthcare assistant in the NHS (LD), in a medium secure unit. I have support work experience but haven't worked with challenging behaviour to the extent that the job spec states, and was just wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom? The whole managemen...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: NHS Discount
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

NHS Discount

Hi all,

I'm about to start a job in the NHS and have just caught on that aside from the experience and extra money - I'm also entitled to some Nandos discount! :)

I was wondering if there is a discount card I have to apply for? Tried Googling it but some of the sites look a bit shady.

Thanks,

Alan
by Keyser_Soze
Sun May 15, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Cutting current AP post short for NHS role
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Re: Cutting current AP post short for NHS role

Hi all, thank you for the replies. It's quite comforting to hear that it's not all about the NHS, despite feeling like that a lot of the time. I did apply for that job in the end, but after thinking about it for a while I think I may decide to keep my current post (I would still attend the interview...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Cutting current AP post short for NHS role
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Cutting current AP post short for NHS role

Hi all, I'm in a bit of a dilemma and could use some different perspectives from you lovely lot. I work as an AP for a private support agency, but have just sent an application off for an NHS AP post. I fit the person spec well for this NHS post, and I think I stand a good chance of getting at least...
by Keyser_Soze
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The economic crisis and the future of clinical psychology
Replies: 11
Views: 8163

I imagine that there is a lot of variation from place to place, but in terms of where I work, the organisation tends to take referrals from the NHS and social services mostly. It is quite expensive, but they are reluctant to take payment from individual service users and their families, so they norm...
by Keyser_Soze
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: masters
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

miriam wrote: I'm a bit cynical about taught courses which exploit the wannabe CP market, personally.
With good reason - I'm about to finish an MSc, and whilst I don't regret doing it (I really enjoyed most of it!), I felt like a complete cash cow all the way through!
by Keyser_Soze
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The economic crisis and the future of clinical psychology
Replies: 11
Views: 8163

Thanks for the replies. I think you're right, Jorr, it will probably vary from place to place. I was concerned that most courses would place a huge emphasis on NHS experience, but the replies I've got from here are making me think otherwise. I'm pretty confident that I can get the skills needed thro...
by Keyser_Soze
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: The economic crisis and the future of clinical psychology
Replies: 11
Views: 8163

Thanks Miriam, that would be great.