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    (Original post by platty1907)
    Thank you soooo much!!!
    Its just a pain that you dont know what the cut off is going to be!
    My plan will be try my hardest to beat my previous score and then I shouldnt be too concerned with cut offs as long as I dont go near Sheffield

    Sound ok?
    Hey We meet again I'm subscribing to this thread also, since I have four rejections Hopefully, I can improve my UKCAT score for the next year :crossedf:
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    Really looking forward to applying with you lot!

    I wish I had joined TSR before applying last year, it would've been a lot easier having this support
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    (Original post by fruitfan)
    where can you work as a hca ?
    Hospitals, and I think GPs - but I have a feeling that you might need to do extra courses for working in a GP surgery. I don't know what you'd be doing in a GP surgery otherwise

    I think there are probably HCA's in every ward of a hospital though.
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    thank youuu
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    May as well commit to this thread seeing as my impending first choice rejection is looming... didnt even wanna go there anyway :ninja:

    HI GUYZ :hi:




    (Original post by twelve)
    Hospitals, and I think GPs - but I have a feeling that you might need to do extra courses for working in a GP surgery. I don't know what you'd be doing in a GP surgery otherwise

    I think there are probably HCA's in every ward of a hospital though.
    Yeaah you need to go on courses, but then once you get in they send you on courses so that you're more useful and can do phlebotomy and stuff






    The one thing im looking forward to by reapplying is that *IF* my UKCAT score gets better (please god, seriously) ill actually get a bit of choice in where i apply this year, all lmy applications last year were to places that i thought would be ok with my ukcat
    Other than that, not looking forward to being lonely, my best friends being at uni, working full time, ****ing ukcat again, changing my personal statement, explaining to people that, no, i dont have any offers so do **** off and also getting that A grade in chemistry.

    Gna be a good year guys
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    (Original post by laurenl93)


    The one thing im looking forward to by reapplying is that *IF* my UKCAT score gets better (please god, seriously) ill actually get a bit of choice in where i apply this year, all lmy applications last year were to places that i thought would be ok with my ukcat

    Gna be a good year guys
    I agree with you on this one
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    I know for a fact that I would be sitting with an unconditional offer from Edinburgh if my UKCAT was higher
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    Ah :-< UKCAT: one test, so many problems
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    (Original post by dariadaphne)
    Ah :-< UKCAT: one test, so many problems
    After googling "who made the ukcat", i see we have only one solution:


    Stab all members of the Ukcat consortium Ltd in the face. As well as pearson vue.


    seeing as the person who had the first idea of that sodding test does not seem to want people to know who he is. clever *******.



    Anyway, lets get 900
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    It must be because he knows how hated he is ::unimpressed:

    But its fine, because this year we'll all do amazing, and completely mess up the system
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    (Original post by dariadaphne)
    Ah :-&lt; UKCAT: one test, so many problems
    :ditto:
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    can i apply for med next yr. this yr i aplied to pharmacy but if i stay bck a yr and up my grades cud i apply for med next yr.
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    (Original post by D*Star)
    can i apply for med next yr. this yr i aplied to pharmacy but if i stay bck a yr and up my grades cud i apply for med next yr.
    If you stay back a year, probably not - do you have extenuating circumstances as to why you don't have the grades for med this year?
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)
    Are HCAs nurses' *****es? I don't mean that in a derogatory way
    No I know what you mean, but in my experience it depends on where you are and who they are. It tends to depend on the person and the place, usually there is a hierarchy between the different jobs and it can affect the workers in such a way that they appear "*****ier" because of that you may just find them that sometimes, usually the ladies chatting and yapping :rolleyes:

    I also found it that the hierarchy is much more obvious in a ward than in an A&E or a reception (dunno what it's called in the NHS but direct translation from the Swedish equivalent it is reception). I think it is because in a ward people are dealing with more longterm diseases and longterm patients that may have been there for a month. They also proabably see more death than in an A&E or a reception where they just check the patients and send them home, to a ward or a consultant etc.

    so I guess it depends, I don't work as a HCA though, I only know this through volunteering plus I live in Sweden so maybe a bit different here :dontknow:

    but ask tikkitak and dmz :yep:
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    (Original post by laurenl93)

    Anyway, lets get 900
    (Original post by twelve)
    It must be because he knows how hated he is ::unimpressed:

    But its fine, because this year we'll all do amazing, and completely mess up the system
    haha ) I agree let's get 901 :bunny: I wonder if there are people who ever got a 900 :eek: Anyway, I'm really investing in more prep books this year ... I really don't want to mess it up again :banghead:
    what books did you guys use around here except for the all-time famous 600 UKCAT questions ?
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)
    What do they do? Are HCAs nurses' *****es? I don't mean that in a derogatory way

    The types of duties include the following:

    washing and dressing
    feeding
    helping people to mobilise
    toileting :eek:
    bed making
    generally assisting with patients overall comfort
    monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration's and weight
    Haha :lol: nurse's *****.. pretty much :') :moon:

    You have hit the nail on the head with their tasks though

    Although it depends on which shift you are working and which ward tbh
    I worked on a rehabilitation ward, where most patients had strokes, were elderly etc. this meant cleaning a lot of :poo: It would be the same if you worked as a HCA in a care home
    If you got a job on another ward, I dunno, urology :dontknow: then possibly, you may still have to deal with :poo: but most probably a lot less than on a rehab ward or a nursing home
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)
    What do they do? Are HCAs nurses' *****es? I don't mean that in a derogatory way

    The types of duties include the following:

    washing and dressing
    feeding
    helping people to mobilise
    toileting :eek:
    bed making
    generally assisting with patients overall comfort
    monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration's and weight
    :rofl:

    Basically, yes

    Not a nice job at all but decent wage, hours and looks good on applications.

    (Original post by fruitfan)
    where can you work as a hca ?
    Hospitals mostly, but also GPs and know a few people that are doing it in care homes
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    (Original post by garlicbreadman)
    What do they do? Are HCAs nurses' *****es? I don't mean that in a derogatory way

    The types of duties include the following:

    washing and dressing
    feeding
    helping people to mobilise
    toileting :eek:
    bed making
    generally assisting with patients overall comfort
    monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration's and weight
    I don't wash and dress.
    I don't feed.
    I don't help people with toileting.

    Though I'd agree with nurse's ***** :tongue:, but I'm not as much as I would be if I was working in a big hospital. I work at an ISTC so I have weekends off, and my shifts are any 8 hours between 7am-8pm on weekdays. Also, you have to be 19 or over to be admitted where I work, and you have to be well enough to some extent. Basically, we don't deal with very ill patients as it's just a day case surgery unit.

    I'm a fail HCA in some respects. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Mask Of Sanity)
    I don't wash and dress.
    I don't feed.
    I don't help people with toileting.

    Though I'd agree with nurse's ***** :tongue:, but I'm not as much as I would be if I was working in a big hospital. I work at an ISTC so I have weekends off, and my shifts are any 8 hours between 7am-8pm on weekdays. Also, you have to be 19 or over to be admitted where I work, and you have to be well enough to some extent. Basically, we don't deal with very ill patients as it's just a day case surgery unit.

    I'm a fail HCA in some respects. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Mask Of Sanity)
    I don't wash and dress.
    I don't feed.
    I don't help people with toileting.

    Though I'd agree with nurse's ***** :tongue:, but I'm not as much as I would be if I was working in a big hospital. I work at an ISTC so I have weekends off, and my shifts are any 8 hours between 7am-8pm on weekdays. Also, you have to be 19 or over to be admitted where I work, and you have to be well enough to some extent. Basically, we don't deal with very ill patients as it's just a day case surgery unit.

    I'm a fail HCA in some respects. :rofl:
    what do you do then? All i do is change diapers and feed and wash them in the morning. Seeing so many old wrinkly bodies naked was slightly traumatic but i was over it after a week...till one of them made sexual noises while i was cleaning her and tried to persuade me for sex :afraid:
 
 
 
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