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Livin’ La Vida Locum : Moving to the UK from Australia

February 2015

Read our locum Speech & Language Therapist, Gen Howard's experience on moving to the UK from Australia to work as a locum. Decision 1: To move or not to move… The decision to move to London was one that seemed natural and yet unplanned all at once. My Aussie speechie elders had passed down the stories of their journeys to London and something about it seemed so exciting and surreal. In 2012 I unfortunately became unwell and spent a few months off work and over this time I thought a lot about what I wanted to gain from life – did I want to stay in Queensland covered in sunscreen...

How to survive winter in the UK

January 2015

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the memory of warmer weather has well and truly faded. We find ourselves layering our clothes and never leaving home without an umbrella to shield the drab, wet days. Winter is synonymous with feeling cold, unmotivated and even lifeless at times. During the chilly months, we are more susceptible to sickness, like common colds and influenza. Individually, getting ‘sick’ makes us feel miserable and collectively, can cause serious public health problems. Influenza takes a significant toll on workforce productivity and also places a considerable strain on our hospital services each year (World Health Organisation, 2014). As healthcare workers...

Moving to the UK doesn't have to be daunting.

December 2014

Moving to the UK and furthering my career as a radiographer overseas is something I’ve always wanted to do. At first it seemed like a daunting process. I heard that there was a lot of paperwork involved in the application and was concerned I didn't have enough experience having only finished university a couple of years ago. However once I got in contact with RIG Healthcare...

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