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Covid-19 Statement from Jane Lewis

During these unprecedented times everybody at Jane Lewis is committed to ensuring that all our clients continue to receive the best quality of care. Our passion and dedication for improving people’s lives is what continues to drive us forward as a business and as a family.

We have taken preventative measures to ensure that all of our staff and clients remain safe from the COVID-19 virus, as there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees and that of those in our care.

We continue to operate as normal in these trying times and will continue to go the extra mile to ensure we can help those affected directly in our care and the local communities.

With the closure of businesses, schools & universities we would like to take the time to offer all those with Healthcare Experience or studying a Nursing vocation our full support. As a specialist Healthcare Recruiter & Supplier Jane Lewis can offer you Temporary Contracts and Flexible Working Hours to ensure you have a regular income during this period of uncertainty.

We offer all Nurses who work 100 Hours for us a £500 Joining Bonus in addition to a Refer a Friend Scheme to all our Healthcare Professionals, simply Refer Your Friend to us and we’ll give you £250 once they have worked 100 Hours.

You can call us on 0800 077 6956 option 1 for recruitment, contact us via social media or email: enquiries@janelewis.co.uk and we can fast track your application.

HealthInvestor Finalists 2 years in a row!

We’re proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row Jane Lewis has been chosen as finalists for the prestigious HealthInvestor Awards, in the chosen category of Recruiter of the year in the Health & Social Care Sector.

As a specialist recruiter and supplier of Registered Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Complex Care and Support Workers, all of whom play a hugely pivotal role in ensuring our clients live the best quality of lives possible.

Everybody at Jane Lewis strives to continue our success, we continue to grow and expand with new business and new branches which enable us to improve the quality of life for more people. Our core values are a commitment to putting the individual at the heart of everything we do, providing a seamless and personalised service which reflects the users wishes, hopes and expectations taking the time to get it right.

The award ceremony to announce the winners will be held on June 10th at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with Jane Lewis as it is you who help uphold our high standards of Recruitment and Care.

Healthcare Jobs Recruitment Event

We’re recruiting Healthcare Assistants, Support Workers, Registered General Nurses and Registered Mental Health Nurses across Herefordshire!

Jane Lewis is the UK’s leading Healthcare Recruitment Specialist. We work with a variety of different settings.

We’re proud to offer our employees an unrivalled package of exclusive benefits:

• £500 Joining Bonus
• £40+ Per Hour
• £250 Refer a Friend Scheme
• Free DBS
• Free Uniform
• Free Training (Mandatory & Clinical)
• Excellent Pay Rates
• Reliable Weekly Pay
• Flexible Working .

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, come along to our Recruitment Event at Hereford Library on Thursday 27th February from 11am – 3pm.

Our specialist Healthcare Recruitment Resourcer will be on hand to discuss the roles in more detail and to answer any questions you may have.

Address: Hereford Library, Broad Street, HR4 9AU

We look forward to seeing you there!

Nursing & Allied Health Careers Fair at Worcester University

We’re recruiting Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers across Worcestershire, with at least 6 months hands on care experience in the last 12 months.

Jane Lewis is the UK’s leading Healthcare Recruitment Specialist. We work with a variety of different settings such as Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centres and NHS Hospitals.

We’re proud to offer our employees an unrivalled package of exclusive benefits:

• £250 Refer a Friend Scheme
• Free DBS
• Free Uniform
• Free Training (Mandatory & Clinical)
• Excellent Pay Rates
• Reliable Weekly Pay
• Flexible Working – perfect for fitting around your studies, you can choose when you work.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, come along to the Nursing & Allied Health Careers Fair at Worcester University on Monday 2nd March 2020, 11am – 3pm.

Our specialist Healthcare Recruitment Resourcer will be on hand to discuss the roles in more detail and to answer any questions you may have.

Address: St Johns Sports Centre, University of Worcester, 13 Malvern Rd, St John’s, Worcester WR2 4LE

For more information about the event or to register, head over to: worcester.targetconnect.net

We look forward to seeing you there!

Education Training Session – Motor Neurone Disease


Education Training Session – Motor Neurone Disease

Tuesday 17th March 2020

10am – 12pm

This session will be delivered by Quality Improvement and Clinical Governance Manager, Fiona Sernberg. Followed by, a representative from the Royal College of Nursing.

Session Overview:
– Complex and progressive neurological conditions
– Significant clinical and physical impacts on an individual and their family
– Providing an overview of the condition and an update to the clinical interventions required to support the individual
– Accountability and Delegation (RCN Presentation)

This event is free to attend, refreshments will be provided.

To book your place, please contact Sam O’Connor – Specialist Nurse Recruiter on 01244 404080 or email sam@janelewis.co.uk.

Blue Monday: Winter Wellness

 

Next week sees the third Monday in January, officially known as Blue Monday. Although there is no scientific evidence to suggest that this is a worse day of the year for mental health than any other, it has become a standard which by to look at the broader picture of winter wellbeing.

With that in mind, we’ve come up with 5 self-care practices for you to incorporate into your daily routine, that may help to combat the winter blues!

Get plenty of rest

Good quality sleep is essential for your overall health and wellbeing.  If you’re not getting enough sleep, or if your sleep quality is poor, this may affect your immune system. Studies show that most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a night.  Taking the necessary steps to create the right environment to promote quality sleep, may help you sleep more soundly.

Tip: To ensure you get a good night’s rest and to develop a consistent sleep routine, go to bed at the same time each night.

Boost your Vitamin C

The colder months are often when our immune system takes a hit.  This winter increase your odds of staying strong, healthy and fit by adding some extra Vitamin C into your diet. This will help you fend off those nasty coughs, colds and flu like symptoms.

Tip: Drinking honey and lemon in the mornings helps to kick start your immune system, making you feel energised for the day ahead.

Go outside

Yes, we know it can be hard to find the motivation to go outside when it’s bitterly cold, gloomy and dull, but just taking a few minutes to breathe in fresh air and observe the nature around you is good for your mental and physical health.

Tip:  Going for a walk can help you boost your immune system, increase your energy and improve your metabolism.

Keep active

Getting yourself moving during the winter months can be difficult. But its even more important to get up and get moving even if you don’t feel like it. This is because your body needs the boost that exercise gives you to strengthen your immune system, reducing the risk of developing coughs and colds. Exercise also releases dopamine, a feel-good chemical which can help you fend off those winter blues.

Tip: Hot Yoga is a great way to keep warm, feel good and stay fit.

Eat well

With the cold winter weather comes shorter days, coughs, colds and for some of us, weight gain.  Stay on top of your diet and keep well nourished this winter by incorporating healthy comforting and warming foods.

Tip:  Carrots, beetroot, berries and pomegranates are all great sources of immune boosting antioxidants.

Christmas Campaign 2019

 

This week, we’ve been spreading festive cheer in the shape of gifts and The Grinch inspired decorations at The Children’s Unit at The Countess of Chester Hospital. Spending time in hospital can be a difficult and worrying time for children and their families, especially at Christmas – a time where most of us look forward to being at home with our loved ones.

With that in mind, we made it our mission to create the best possible experience for children and their families spending time in hospital over the festive period. A significant amount of planning went into transforming the ward into a world of Dr Seuss, spearheaded by a social media campaign encouraging people to get involved with our Christmas gift appeal.

We are delighted to have played a small part in making the time spent in hospital a little brighter for the children and their families over Christmas.  We had an amazing response to our gift appeal, and we’d like to thank those who have donated – everyone has been extremely generous, and this has truly been such a rewarding experience.

 

Christmas Campaign 2019

 

The Grinch is on his way to The Countess!

Here at Jane Lewis, we’re always looking for new ways to make a difference and offer support within our local community, especially around Christmas time. So, this year we’ve partnered with The Countess of Chester Hospital, thanks to North West Nursing Branch Manager, Hayleigh Brown, who came up with the brilliant idea to decorate the children’s ward.

Working alongside our Marketing Department, the Nurses on the children’s ward have chosen the theme of The Grinch for this year’s decorations, transforming the ward into a world of Dr Seuss! Afterall, no one loves Christmas more than the Who’s of Whoville!

With planning now well underway, we are working tirelessly to ensure that the ward looks anything but ordinary! Sourcing everything from giant candy canes and lollipops, tinsel, lights, festive pom poms and even a life size Grinch – we really are pulling out all the stops to make this a whobilation celebration!

But the Christmas spirit doesn’t stop there…We’re also collecting Christmas gifts for each of the children on the ward, and appealing for toy themed Christmas tree decorations, no matter how big or small the gift or decoration, we’d love your donations!

“No child wants to spend Christmas in Hospital, but by donating to our Christmas campaigns, you’ll be helping to create the best possible experience for the children and their families over the festive season.”  – Jon Beadman, Operations Director.

Donations can be dropped off at the Jane Lewis Chester office between 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, up to 13th December 2019.  If you would like to donate, please call ahead on 01244 404080.

For an idea of what to donate, please take a look at our Gifting Guide.

Gifting Guide

What can you donate?

  • Toy themed Christmas tree decorations
  • New toys and gifts for children aged 0-16 years
  • For babies, sensory and musical toys, picture books, building bricks and development toys
  • For children, sticker books, colouring books and pens, craft activities, games and construction kits (Lego, Meccano, Mega Bloks)
  • For teenagers, high street gift cards (of lower values i.e. £5, £10 or £20), toiletries and accessories for boys and girls, playing cards, headphones and Bluetooth speakers

Important Information:

  • We can only accept new toys and gifts
  • If you would like to wrap your gift, please attach a label as this will enable us to match your gift to the appropriate patient.
  • If you donate chocolate or sweets, please make sure the ingredients are listed on the packet as some children may suffer with allergies or intolerances.

 

5 Stress Busting Tips for the Workplace

International Stress Awareness Week – 4th to 8th November 2019

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed and under pressure at work. But there are many things you can do, to help cope with stress in the workplace.  We’ve put together a guide on how to manage workplace stress in just 5 simple steps!

Keep a Clean Workspace

The bigger the mess, the greater the stress! Keeping a clean workspace will not only help you to stay focused, it can also boost productivity and moral.

Work Smarter Not Harder

Being organised can create a great platform for creativity and can help you focus more on what you want to achieve. By prioritising daily tasks, following routines and being proactive, this can be an effective way in increasing productivity and reducing stress.

Take a Walk

To combat the afternoon slump, take a walk during your lunch break. Studies have found that walking can have a positive impact on mood, enthusiasm and focus.

Eat Right

It’s not uncommon for people to turn to unhealthy comfort foods whilst feeling stressed at work. Salty, sugary and fatty foods can increase the feeling of stress. By choosing to snack on healthy and nutritious foods like fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and nuts, this can help enrich your mind and combat the feeling of excess stress.

Sleep Well

A lack of sleep can reduce our ability to cope with stressful situations. Experts suggest adults should get at least 7 hours of continuous sleep a night to allow our brains to recharge and our bodies to rest. A good night’s sleep can help us not only tackle the days’ stresses more easily, but can improve attention and concentration, and increase our ability to problem solve.