January 2024 I CONTENTS

Editorial New year, new skills

Sean Boyle

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Research A missed opportunity: the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan 6 and the support workforce Richard Griffin

Clinical An introduction to autism

Chris Barber

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Professional The elements of care, part 1: the 6 Cs

Ian Peate

Making the most of libraries, part 2:

finding information Anna Shipway

Supporting healthcare assistants in the workplace

Linda Nazarko

How to be an authentic leader, 2:

Understanding ethical leadership Vinice Thomas

Shining a light: the fourth Royal College of Nursing

nursing support worker day Peter Bradley

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Last Page Portakabin delivers modular mental health facility in 36 the Northeast Chris Parkinson

11 An intro to autism

20 Using libraries

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26 Ethical leadership

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