- Incredible beaches from Barra in Scotland to Holywell Bay in Cornwall line UK coasts. Fabulous beaches are abundant in the UK that will mesmerise you for years to come.
- Indulge into exploring the rich British history and culture by watching a Shakespeare play at Cornwall’s Minack Theatre to experiencing some great classical tunes at the Battle Proms. The opportunities to enjoy your British summer are limitless.
- Eccentric places to stay come in all shapes and forms. Luxurious hotels, renovated railway stations, quaint cottages (such as Ty Gwilym Holiday Cottages) and converted lighthouses are just some of the sensational places to stay at in the UK. Capping it all a majority of these places are reasonably priced to accommodate your budget.
- Throughout the UK there are some eye-catching historical sites such as Hadrian’s Wall, Stonehenge, the Tower of London and the Windsor Castle. Who would not like to experience these great historical landmarks and their evocative backstories?
- In festivals we are the best! No place in the world outshines us. Hay for book enthusiasts, Glastonbury for music fans and Edinburgh for play performance devotees are just some of the festivals of international repute you can immerse yourself into all-round the year. Glastonbury beats any fancy California festival hands down.
- We have unique and delightful customs. There is always a wonderful British ritual to get entertained on whether it is preparing and consuming pancakes on Shrove Tuesday or twirling and gyrating around the maypole. Let’s rock and dance around the maypole, guys!
- Camping excursions are not only fun but are also quirky and more affordable than travelling abroad. Besides that, there are a lot of fun-filled glamping alternatives to choose from for those who prefer traditional camping with limited nature.
- The peculiar yet eccentric pubs come in all styles ranging from the magnificent selections across London which comprise the brand new Crocker’s Folly to the more traditional such as Liverpool’s John Lennon’s pub. These are just some of the fanciful places to grab a wonderful drink, enjoy a conventional pub lunch or engage in some heart-warming conversations in the sun. British pubs are number one!
- If you would rather not stay at home and sample local places during you staycation a trip to one of UK’s opulent spa resorts may provide the perfect escape and the much-needed serenity. You can get an amazing massage to keep you upbeat during your holidays.
- Inner cities also provide enjoyable treats. Beaches, sprawling hills and bushy forests are not the only options for having a great staycation. There are alluring buildings within London such as the Gardens in Forest Hill, Horniman Museum and Chiswick House in the West of London to keep you excited.
- A brisk walk is a perfect remedy for relaxing and clearing your mind. Excellent locations such as Northumberland, Snowdonia and the Peak District provide excellent opportunities for lulling strolls. Watching beautiful scenery as you take walks is quite an experience.
- The presence of wonderful dishes to excite your tastes buds from traditional dishes to modern cuisines give a great multicultural food experiment within the UK. Want something traditional? Get some traditional chips and fish from 2014’s UK’s top fish and chips shop the Whitby’s Quayside. Otherwise, look for something else from other cultures in our many amazing restaurants.
- Adventures to have are many! Scuba diving in Plymouth, skydiving or skiing in Scotland are other outdoor activities to engage in – sitting around, sipping tea and watching the sunset is not all there is in the UK! Start packing for skiing on the slopes of Cairnwell in Aberdeenshire!
1) Continuous Job SatisfactionUnlike other jobs, a Community Support Worker is going to feel satisfied with their job. This has to do with the impact that’s made on the people along the way and the value they’re able to bring to their lives. This is reason enough to want to keep going and helping as many people as possible.
2) Easy to Make a DifferenceYou are not going through the motions as a Community Support Worker. You are going to be making a real difference. This is a way to impact a person’s life and offering value to the community in many different ways. It’s a way to live life as a compassionate person while building a career at the same time.
3) Your Presence Has an ImpactYou are getting a lot more out of this career than others. You can make a difference and your role is essential in the grand scheme of things. You are a support system for someone and it is a great way to influence others.
4) Each Situation is UniqueYou are not going to be dealing with traditional projects when it comes to being a Community Support Worker. Instead, you are going to deal with unique situations every single day and that’s what makes it an exciting career path. You are going to be providing support to a wide variety of people and each situation has its individual quirks. This is why it can be intriguing to get up in the morning to help others while progressing in your career as a Community Support Worker.
5) Loads of FunYes, this is a career path that can be a boatload of fun. You are able to meet new people, listen to their stories, and help at the same time.
6) Flexible WorkdaysYou are able to work personalised hours based on the situation in front of you. Some prefer to put in specific shifts while others work based on their commitments. This personalisation is never a bad thing.
7) Consistent Job SecurityThere is a growing demand for Community Support Workers and this alone makes it a useful option to consider. You are entering a sector that is only gaining in importance with each passing day.
8) Promotes Self-ImprovementYou are going to get better as a person through your experiences. This is not just about everyone else but also about you as a person and member of society. Your experiences are going to shape who you are and the decisions you make in life.
9) Straightforward ProgressionYou are always going to be growing when it comes to your career as a Community Support Worker. This is important to those looking to build a proper career that allows them to lead a stable lifestyle. You are going to have skills that work in a variety of occupations and you will be able to grow quickly. Most are able to become senior support workers and managers over the long haul as long as they put in the work.
When it comes to the daily tasks that a doctor has, there are three clear ‘categories’. If you’re not medically trained then perhaps the easiest way to think of these would be like fires. Let’s break them down:
- A fire in the garden: This is a patient who is clearly ill, and who is deteriorating rapidly. Something needs to be done right now. The waiting list may be too long, and they may need to jump ahead.
- A fire in a different building: This is less urgent, but still a problem. It cannot be neglected, otherwise the fire might spread closer, but it is not as pressing as a fire in the garden. The patient still needs treated promptly.
- A fire much further away: This is unfortunate and it does need taken care of, but it’s a more distant priority. This can wait, perhaps not long, because it will get worse, but if there are more pressing fires to put out then it makes sense to handle them first.
Most service improvement tends to occur in handling the more distant, less pressing priorities, and getting them sorted out before they become serious issues. Traditionally, AI will be integrated into those second or third place areas.
If you take a look at “This is Going to Hurt” by Adam Kay, it explains what life is like as a doctor. Another interesting read is “Do No Harm” by Henry Marsh, who explains the challenges that a consultant faces. Both of these publications show how doctors struggle to deliver good patient care, and how they need systems that will help them to do so.
Putting Patients First
Patients must be prioritised. It is not always easy to do so because there are limits on the workforce and these limits mean that it is harder for large-scale digital transformation to take place. The number of doctors who are even joining into the conversation is not high enough, and we cannot make improvements in patient care without making progress in this area.
AI gets sensationalised in the mainstream media, but healthcare executives and healthcare organisations have a good understanding of when and where AI can be helpful. Operationally, AI can be useful because it will not cause anxiety among doctors or patients. AI is being moved into operational areas first, ahead of those more critical areas, because this will help to limit the fear and risk, and also avoid any disappointment surrounding any limitations that could crop up. AI advocates want to make sure that AI is not over-sold to the market.
At the moment, clinical responsibility is not something that can be given over to a machine. It is not technically possible yet, and even if it was, the ethical implications are another area of concern. Clinicians are highly trained, and as of yet, there is not an algorithm that can make the same decisions in the same way. Clinical AI can improve, learn from humans and reduce the risk to patients, while humans can, and should have the opportunity to over-rule. In essence, at this stage, we are looking at augmented intelligence, rather than full artificial intelligence.
The Big Question
It’s fair to say that AI is right now in the same boat as a graduate who needs the experience to get a job, but can get a job because they have no experience. AI could be trialed, and perhaps should be, but with oversight from real human doctors. It is also possible that places like The Dental Practice could trial AI, in a medical situation that is not as high-stakes as a hospital. Many doctors are struggling with an overflow of patients, and AI could help them by speeding up the diagnostic process.
Could AI help with managing appointments? Could it improve the process of telemedicine? Could it help the workforce by making it easier to take advantage of digital tools? What about using it to process large amounts of data very quickly? There are a lot of areas where AI could do the boring work, freeing up doctors to do what they do best; spend time with patients.
I personally began my yoga practice at an early age, which means I’ve already known for many years how yoga is beneficial to me, just due to how I feel after I do it. Each time I go take a class, I wind up leaving feeling wonderful. It changes my body on a physical level, offers me confidence, and enhances my focus.
When I was in college, I’d go to classes two or three times each week. It took a journey spanning seven years of first learning and then teaching yoga before I truly developed my own daily practice, largely because I started craving it. I took notice of the fact that when I wasn’t practicing, I was feeling mentally and physically worse over the course of the day.
Yoga is Powerful
Don’t procrastinate on a daily practice for so many years as I did. If you’ve ever taken any yoga class and then walked out feeling great, you shouldn’t wait until you have a hard time sleeping at night or injuring yourself thanks to a lack of mobility. If you still need even more reasons to commit to your home practice, then keep reading to go through my list of them. Why not? Yoga truly is all that powerful.
1) After taking the RYT 200 yoga training and learning the techniques, practising yoga, at home, is free!
2) You can do this anywhere! You don’t have to have specialised equipment. You can do it on a floor, on grass, or on a rug. You can travel with your practice when you’re on a trip.
3) You can do yoga in your pyjamas! Just roll right out of bed and onto the floor. You don’t need special gym shoes or fancy yoga clothing.
4) Tailor your practice to you! Go at the pace you like, and use the poses that work best for you. No class can ever do that since every body is distinct. Your body’s needs change every day as it is.
5) Yoga will make you more productive! If you use the common excuse of being too busy and not having time, then just get up 30 minutes earlier so you can practice right away. You’ll soon see how yoga gives you more time for your day.
6) Have more energy! Yoga won’t just make you more efficient in terms of your time through better focus and relaxation, as a morning practice will energise you through increasing both your oxygen intake and blood flow throughout your whole body.
7) Regular yoga helps you get to sleep and stay there. When you bring your attention back to the present and reduce your stress, then a yoga practice can lower your cortisol levels which will stop the thoughts that distract you at night to the point of staying awake.
8) Get stronger! Yoga will help your joints, which can both ameliorate and prevent the impacts of ageing and osteoporosis. This will prevent minor injuries or falls from developing into serious damage!
9) Save your feet! Feet which are bound up inside shoes all day long wind up getting tired and sore. Shoes that aren’t supportive and a lack of exercise for your feet can leave you winding up having pronated ankles and flat feet. That can lead to serious issues like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and knee pain. Free your feet!
10) Boost your immune system. Yoga can reduce the stress hormones which compromise your immune system. It also stimulates the digestive tract, heart, and lungs to help your body rid itself of pathogens and toxins, while also draining out the lymphatic system.
11) Get better posture. Your time on your mat develops good postures, which means better postural habits off the mat during the day. You can save your neck and back from longer-term tension. When you hold your head up, you can move throughout your day with confidence and even grace.
12) Reduce your anxiety. When you practice longer inhales and exhales while you focus your mind only on the present, then a yoga routine will help you keep anxiety from happening in the first place.
13) Enjoy some ‘me time’. You need time for some quiet contemplation. Everyone does, particularly if you are a caretaker or work with others all day long. When you care for yourself first, you’ll have more love and energy for others.
14) Decrease your inflammation. Research demonstrates how a yoga practice can decrease the volume of pro-inflammatory molecules within your body. This can inhibit the growth of cancer, particularly benefiting those suffering from fibromyalgia and arthritis.
15) Find your purpose. One powerful use of a daily practice is setting an intention for your day. If you do this, then you’ll prime yourself to go through life with purpose and meaning. Your intention might be as simple as an intention to be mindful of every breath, thought, and movement.