Who we are

Skills for Health, a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK. Established in 2002 as the Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector, Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health. Skills for Health are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce and organisational development, designed to increase quality of healthcare, patient safety and productivity.

Our products and service offering is based on our core mission of developing a more skilled, productive and flexible workforce. Promoting better jobs, careers and sustainable employment, developing appropriate employer led qualifications and raising standards in skills and training to maximise quality, productivity and health outcomes.

Our aim is to:

  • Help you maximise the potential of your workforce
  • Deliver workforce transformation
  • Improve quality, productivity and health outcomes.
  • Raise standards in skills and training delivery

Our expert staff work with employers helping them establish a more efficient and productive healthcare workforce that is fully sustainable.

Skills for Health merged with Skills for Justice in September 2015 and together we work to create a more integrated, sustainable and efficient workforce across the public sectors.

  • Where we work

    We work with the whole UK Health Sector:

    • England
    • Wales
    • Scotland
    • Northern Ireland

    We also work internationally. Please click here to view our international work.

Contact us

Speak with us to see how we can help you achieve results and apply proven solutions in your organisation.

To receive further information on how our solutions can help you with your local workforce challenges please contact your Regional Director or Country Director or call 0207 388 8800.


Image: EU and Skills fudning agency logos. Some of the work we do is part-financed by the European Union.