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5 Essential Qualities of an Elderly Care Nurse

The social care landscape is changing: the future of elderly care will now be in people’s own homes and, with that, comes a growing need for homecare nurses. Too often, a negative attitude of elderly care nursing prevails – that it can be a landing spot for less qualified nurses. However, this profession is one … Read More

Mental Health Nursing in Ireland: What Does the Future Hold?

Psychiatric nursing is a vocation: a demanding but highly rewarding role that offers care and solace to the most vulnerable and distressed people in society. The path of a psychiatrist nurse can be a challenging one, and only the most dedicated and highly skilled professionals are well-suited to it. Currently undergoing much needed reforms, the … Read More

Irish Healthcare Professionals Returning Home: What Can They Expect?

Since the global recession took hold in 2008, an entire generation of young workers have been leaving Ireland in a steady stream for better opportunities right across the globe…until now. 2016 marked the first year since then that the number of Irish people returning from abroad outnumbered those leaving. But with a global shortage of … Read More

The Move to Community-Based Care: Is Ireland Ready?

The population is living longer, enabled in part by advancements in medical and health technology. The average age expectancy in Ireland is now 81 years, compared to 100 years ago when people lived until just their early 50’s. However, not all people living into their 80’s enjoy good health, with many living with co-morbidities and … Read More

Trusts Taking the Lead on Solving Staffing Issues

The shape of the workforce is shifting. By now, any healthcare professional is well aware of the myriad challenges faced by the NHS and its employees across the UK, as new findings and problems surface with each day that passes: the EU nursing shortage; public sector pay caps; poor workforce planning; UK nurses and midwives … Read More

Inside TTM: How to Ace the Interview

Recruiter Deirdre O’Hanlon joined the TTM Healthcare team in 2016. With a background in Law, her core focus is on Recruitment & Employee Relations. She gives us her insider tips on how to prepare for and execute the perfect interview! Why do you do what you do Deirdre? Our overarching goal at TTM is to … Read More

A Career in Healthcare: 5 Reasons Why

At TTM Healthcare, our mission is to place skilled, passionate professionals into the top healthcare roles in Ireland. If you’re considering a career in the health or social care fields, we’ve got five compelling reasons why you should choose this life-path. A booming industry The healthcare industry is experiencing a boom in nursing, medical and … Read More

British Nurses & Midwives Abandoning Their Professions for the First Time

Newly published figures from a Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Survey are indicating that the primary reason for the current nursing shortage is not, in fact, the drop in EU registrants, but rather the increase in the number of British nurses and midwives leaving their profession. For the first time in recent memory, more nurses … Read More

Overseas Nurses: A Necessary Band-Aid on a Wound Unable to Heal

The nursing profession can’t seem to catch a break. With the strictest IELTS entry requirements in the world; a public sector pay freeze; continually difficult working conditions, and the fall-out from Brexit all bearing down on them, it comes as no surprise that newly published figures from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) reveal that, … Read More

The Millennial Job-Hopper: Myth or Modern Phenomenon?

Do Millennials deserve the reputation they have as flighty job-hoppers, bouncing from one opportunity to another? Do they display unique traits compared to generations before them? What are the values that motivate them? And what do companies need to do to both attract and retain young healthcare professionals? We take a closer look. A new … Read More