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Giving and receiving feedback: changing how we think

Who doesn’t like to be asked their opinion at work? Turns out, plenty of us! When the boss has just finished explaining the newest company initiative and inevitably asks “Does anyone have any feedback?”, the vast majority of us will keep our heads down, or surreptitiously glance from face to face, wondering if anyone will… Find out more

Big Data: Improving patient outcomes

See the bigger picture, make better decisions, improve things for the future. This is the mantra of any large organisation you care to mention, from advertising to journalism, to social media. It’s also true of healthcare: examine huge amounts of data, discover patterns, prevent a potential epidemic. The last ten years or so have seen… Find out more

Saving the NHS: tech to the rescue?

As our revered NHS slips deeper and deeper into debt, hospital trusts overspend and we all wonder what’s going to happen next, some interesting money-saving suggestions have begun to surface. Could technology be the answer to saving our National Health Service? The idea that introducing more tech into the healthcare system would help save the NHS… Find out more

Get ahead in 2017: top 5 tips for finding your dream role

Looking for your perfect role in 2017? Take a look at our tips to boost your job search efficiency, and ultimately make it more rewarding. 1. Who are you? What is it that makes you the right person for the roles you want to apply for? Spend some time thinking about accurate ways of describing… Find out more

New year, new role: January top picks

Welcome to a brand new year! We’re halfway through January and if one of your goals for 2017 is to find your next role in healthcare, Star can help. Recruiting for positions within Pharma, Medical Devices and Technology, Clinical Research, Healthcare Communications and Nursing, we are proud to offer some of the very best roles in healthcare,… Find out more

Moments in Medicine: 1916

2016 has been a year of advancement in medicine – clot retrievers for stroke victims, progress in wearable tech, and significant forward steps in HIV treatment – so we thought we’d take a look back at some of the key moments of medicine and science one hundred years ago. From Einstein’s essays on relativity to the… Find out more

2017 Healthcare Trends: Digital Technology

As we get within touching distance of the end of 2016, what should we be looking out for within healthcare in 2017? We did some digging, and the answer is simple: tech, tech, tech. Over the next 15 years the global population of age 65+ people is predicted to increase more than 60%, from 617… Find out more

Star Top Jobs – November Part 2

We’re back with another ‘Top Jobs’ post for November – those fantastic roles just keep coming! Below are just some of the positions we’re recruiting for this month within the Pharmaceutical sector, each representing particular challenges and rewards for the right candidates. At Star we are very proud to recruit within the Medical Devices and… Find out more

Top accidental discoveries in medicine

Today is International Day of Radiology, the anniversary of German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of the x-ray. This was an accident – Röntgen was trying to accomplish something else – so it got us thinking about other accidental discoveries in medicine, and just how much we owe to those plucky scientists and their curiosity…. Find out more