NICE Eyes on Evidence updates

Collaborative care for depression
A cluster randomised controlled trial in English general practices suggests that collaborative care delivered by mental health workers acting as care managers is more effective at reducing depression than usual care.

End-of-life preferences of people with terminal illness who live alone
An Australian cohort study finds that around half of people with terminal illness who live alone would prefer to die at home, but only a small proportion manage to do so.

Mindfulness and Compassion Skills Training Events and Retreat

If you are looking for mindfulness & compassion practice or training events you might want to check out what Compassion Field in Liverpool and Chester are offering, beginning in the autumn 2014!

Full details are available at

Vacancy for Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at University of Cumbria


Up to 1.0fte (job share considered for 0.5/0.5fte or 0.6/0.4fte), Faculty of Health and Science, Lancaster, £30,727* (pro rata if applicable)

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Opportunities

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Job reference: 311-R77-14A
Employer: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Rochdale
Closing Date: 1/6/14

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join them in helping to deliver a Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service to the adults of Rochdale (includes boroughs of Heywood and Middleton).

For application and details go to NHS Jobs

National Core Programmes

The application window for the Core Programme will re-open for Mary Seacole, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Nye Bevan on Monday 19th May 2014. The closing date for Mary Seacole is Thursday 10th July 2014 however, the closing dates have not been set for Nye Bevan and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Number of UK war veterans seeking help for mental health issues on the rise

Combat Stress charity reports 57% increase in number of ex-military personnel needing treatment in 2013 and says UK must prepare for escalation. For the full article please visit The Guardian - 12 May 2014.

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HEA HSC Special Event Update: Mask-Ed tour of the UK 2014

Are you looking for innovative ways to engage your students? HEA are delighted to announce that pioneering international healthcare educator Kerry Reid-Searl, CQ University, Australia will be touring the UK in June and July.

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The 6Cs are for everyone event for senior leaders

Friday 4th July 2014
Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London 

Full details 

Calling all Psychological Professionals

Are you a member of the Clinical Leaders Network (CLN)?

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Compassion and Caring in the Clinical Environment - A Global Heathcare Conference

Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th June 2014
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Riverside Campus, Chester.

For full details, visit our events calendar.