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English Heritage expands staff development scheme
English Heritage, the public body which protects and promotes the historic environment, is extending a management development programme that it ran for 150 group and departmental directors, to its next level of managers.

Developed by executive education and research provider Roffey Park, the five-day programme, which is aiming to cover a further 250 staff, is designed to help individuals and the organisation embrace change.

“We decided to run a management training programme across the organisation, to help our senior managers understand their own management skills and drive through a programme of cultural and business change,” said Isobel Hunter, English Heritage’s HR director.

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Call for UK to provide international pool of health staff
Public sector union Unison has urged the government to improve training for health professionals in the UK and stop recruiting overseas staff, after a Save the Children report blamed the UK for the collapse of health services in some of the poorest countries in the world.

“There is a global shortage of nurses and it is time for the UK to face up to its responsibilities as one of the richest nations in the world – to stop taking and start training,” said Unison general secretary Dave Prentis.

He said the NHS should develop training opportunities for overseas students, pay their tuition fees, give them a bursary and increase the pool of trained health staff internationally.

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