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16 Oct 2023

8 insightful podcasts for care managers

8 insightful podcasts for care managers
Want to boost your understanding of social care? Listen to these podcasts for insights into key issues and the best advice from care sector leaders.

The Care Exchange from Skills for Care

Skills for Care’s podcast, The Care Exchange, celebrates the role of managers in social care. The aim is to provide a space where managers can hear from other managers about their experiences, insights and tips for best practice.

The podcast has recently started its fourth series with an episode focused on recruitment and retention, offering tips to improve your processes.

The Caring View – The Social Care Podcast

The Caring View began life as a YouTube show in 2021, highlighting best practice for care managers during the pandemic. Since then, hosts Mark Topps and Adam Purnell have started The Caring View podcast to further “elevate, educate and celebrate all things social care”.

The podcast is currently releasing a series of episodes about the Data Security Protection Toolkit, and previous episode themes have included ‘How to succeed as an entrepreneur’ and ‘How to complete the PIR’.

State of our Nation

In State of our Nation, Kari Gersthiemer (CEO and founder of Access Social Care) invites experts, leaders and change-makers to discuss the highs and lows of the adult social care system. The aim is to provide listeners with insights into the state of social care in the UK today.

Ten episodes have been released so far, covering topics such as overseas recruitment, digital innovation and inequalities in health and social care.

The Care Leaders Network Podcast

In The Care Leaders Network Podcast, Simon Parker (founder and Chief Executive of the Care Leaders Network) speaks to innovative UK care leaders about how they are raising standards in social care.

The latest episode features a conversation about ESG strategy, and other recent episodes have explored acoustic monitoring, CQC prosecution and reducing absenteeism.

Care CEO Success Stories Podcast

In the Care CEO Success Stories Podcast, Adam James from Springup PR talks to CEOs of leading UK care providers about their greatest achievements. The latest episode features Johann van Zyl, CEO of Cornerstone Healthcare, discussing ‘How I launched the fastest growing specialist care startup’.

Springup PR also has another podcast, the Care Home PR And Marketing Masterclass Podcast, which offers PR and marketing advice to help care homes maximise occupancy and revenue.

Chasing Care

The Chasing Care podcast shares news, views and insights into the world of care in the community, exploring issues affecting home care, live in care, residential care homes and nursing homes.

Recent episodes have looked at bed blocking in the NHS, recruiting care workers and wearable tech in care.

The Road to Outstanding

The Road to Outstanding ran from 2017 to 2019, and although it’s no longer releasing new episodes, it’s still a useful resource for care managers.

The podcast shared tips and strategies from industry leaders and experts, with episodes covering topics like ‘How to attract people to care as a second career’, ‘How to embrace technology’ and ‘Managers under 30 bringing a fresh perspective’.

Hempsons health and social care law podcast

Hempsons is a leading law firm dedicated to the health and social care sector. The Hempsons health and social care law podcast launched in 2020 and initially focused on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the health and social care system.

The podcast now covers a wide range of issues related to health and social care law, with topics relevant to care managers including care home inquests, CQC inspections and ‘How a social care provider may find themselves involved in the Court of Protection’.


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