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There are two huge challenges facing the care system today; an ageing population and a resource challenge. These challenges are compounded by the fact that nursing older people is increasingly seen as an unattractive career option. We are working hard to dispel this myth.

Working in partnership with Northumbria University via Newcastle Gateshead CCGs clinical engagement forum a unique placement opportunity was developed for student nurses in the 3rd year of their training.

The placement sees the students undertaking a collaborative internship assignment where they enjoy shared mentorship from care home and NHS nurses while they experience different perspectives of older people’s care.